YAY! So, if you’ve kept up with my blog or read any bit of my abortion resources page you should know I’ve been searching for a certain abortion support hotline for Christians. In short, this Christian woman, a pastor’s wife, to be exact, had had an abortion when she was younger. She remained in silence for many years but she says she feels no regrets from it, rather, relief! Finally, a Christian I can respect!
Long story short, because she felt sadness for the women who have to keep silent due to societies zealous lies and misguided hatred, the story inspired the opening of a hotline for women that have had an abortion. I assume it is more directed towards Christian women, but I am sure they would accept anyone. Their first statement is:
“Inspired by their minister’s story, activists at a New York church launch an abortion hotline that offers support without judgment.“
She goes on to say something that makes me love her, because I feel she is genuine. I must admit, I have a hard time trusting Christians, but I think this woman is absolutely a blessing to all women, but more specifically to Christian women out there who need other Christians to support them through their abortion. She won my heart over with the following statement:
Her reaction to the abortion itself was sheer relief, and she’s never had regrets. But she felt silenced, she says, and realized that she “spent years carrying around shame from that.”
Anderson says, “It breaks my heart that people are suffering because of something that has left them so stigmatized, feeling guilt, shame, and regret, when they could move on.”