Grace Kern: We all have grieved the loss of someone at some point in our lives. Nothing could be more painful than the death of a child.
But those who have lost a child because they had an abortion, or were part of an abortion decision, often do not allow themselves to grieve or don’t know how to grieve.
When a woman is faced with a crisis pregnancy she experiences a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety about her situation, and she seeks a fast solution to her dilemma. Since abortion is legally and socially sanctioned, it is the choice she is likely to make, even though she may be violating her own moral code.
Immediately after the procedure, she will often feel great relief that the crisis is over. But any moral struggle she felt prior to the abortion will resurface eventually. Since she cannot go back and “undo” the abortion she may experience regrets. Many will say, “It has been very painful dealing with this all on my own. I don’t want anyone to know what I have done.”
An abortion is an experience that goes beyond our physical and emotional being. It penetrates deep into the heart of our spiritual life. How does one grieve the death of an unborn child when the decision to abort seemed to be so right at the time? After all it is legal, it must be alright. Why would someone be unable to stop thinking about the abortion? Why the feeling of emptiness? Who can free me from this hurt and pain?
There is forgiveness in Jesus Christ. You may struggle to believe that for many years to come. We are here to assure you that you are loved by God and also by us. Let us help.