Welcome to Silent No More Awareness in San Diego! I serve as the Regional Coordinators for the Riverside, Orange, San Diego, and Imperial counties.
Why don’t they tell you that you don’t simply forget your abortion, that it’s nothing at all like having your tonsils out or removing wisdom teeth? If you’re ready for healing or you’ve already gone through healing and now you’re ready to speak out, I’d love to hear from you.
It took me 30 years before I was willing to admit that my abortion was wrong. In the meantime, I got angry anytime anyone brought up the subject. Happily, I’ve put that anger behind me now, and I know I’m on the road to true healing. I’ve found that speaking out has freed me from the fear of someone finding out my secret. I’ve also been pleasantly surprised at how wonderful people have been when I’ve told them that I had an abortion and that I regret my “choice”.
I started getting involved in the pro-life movement before I was ready to talk about my past, and I developed a number of close relationships with people who have never been on the pro-choice side of the aisle. It has been helpful for me to try to help them understand how a person can get turned around on this issue. Before I told anyone that I am post abortive, I had the opportunity to see some of my friends first express anger at women who choose abortion, and I then watched as, through the course of a 40 Days for Life campaign, they grew to have deep compassion of the pain felt by these same young women.
It was then heartening to know that not a single pro-life friend has turned his or her back on me because of my sharing my testimony, rather they have called me brave. I know that courage has little to do with my sharing my story, it is a poison that I have had to release, before it rotted the very core of my being.
I have family members who are still strongly pro-choice and this saddens me, but I pray that with time, they too can come to appreciate that this choice did much harm to me and to the many others who have been sold the lies peddled by Planned Parenthood.
Please, feel free to call me and we can talk about what your abortion has meant to you and where you are in your healing process.