Sobering news came from recent research by Mark Olson, published in Charisma News, claiming that abortions over the years have cost the US State 16 trillion dollars (the same size as the national debt). Even more sobering is the traumatic state in which many women are left following an abortion as illustrated in the following real life story (name omitted):
“I had my abortion 2 years ago this week… My pro-choice friends encouraged me when I fell pregnant to a guy I hardly knew. I didn’t even think much about my abortion actually. I went to a clinic… They didn’t bother me with too many questions… seemed all a lot easier than perhaps it should have been in retrospect.”
“Lately I’ve started seeing a lot of babies. One of my friends is pregnant and I was feeling very angry with her for no reason; then a few days ago I woke up in the middle of the night feeling panicky and I burst into tears… I started googling to see if it was normal for me to feel angry at my friend and be thinking about my abortion, especially when I thought it was all in the past. As I read the stories of other women, I started to cry. All my pro-choice friends would tell me I’m being brainwashed or at least stupid.
But it doesn’t feel like that at all. My friend is having baby. How come she is having a baby and I just stopped a pregnancy which apparently had nothing to do with a baby?
My abortion wasn’t traumatic like I see it was for some women. But then having a baby wouldn’t have been the end of my life either. I would have coped. I just didn’t really think of it. I just took the easy way. That’s what I thought anyway. The reality is slowly sinking in. And I’m not liking it at all.”
Source: Iregretmyabortion.org.au; Charisma News
BIBLE STUDY: John 16:5-11
REFLECT: On the tragedy of abortion. Pray that these women may come to know the saving and redeeming grace and peace of Christ.