by Steven Ertelt
January 23, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Women victimized by abortion say 35 years is enough and they don’t want their female friends and family to be subjected to the same agony they faced after an abortion. As the nation mourns the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision allowing abortions, women who had them say they were wrong and so was the high court.
It is a sad day as America reflects on the tragic loss of 50 million lives lost to abortion, said Caron Strong, who heads the Womens Council on Abortion for the Trinity Legal Center.
Strong, a long-time advocates for post-abortive women who had four abortions in her younger years, told LifeNews.com, "There is much untold grief and heartache in the lives of the mothers, fathers, and siblings who have lost these children to abortion."
"We will never know the wonderful impact these precious lives may have had. May God forgive us, she said.
Joyce Zounis, who had seven abortions beginning at age 15, says, "I was wrong, and so was the Supreme Court."
I grieve for my children lost to abortion, and I grieve for the lost heritage of their children," she told LifeNews.com.
Both women say they are looking to the day when women and babies are protected from the harm of abortion. They point to the price women pay when they choose abortion: grief, fear, shame, physical and emotional problems, broken relationships and marriages, and destructive behaviors.
The women have joined Sandra Cano, who was Mary Doe in the companion Doe v. Bolton case that opened up legalized abortion under Roe to the entirety of pregnancy, in a new video I Was Wrong, that allows post-abortive women to persuade women to not follow in their footsteps.
Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says pro-life groups join the women in their grief over their abortions.
"We grieve over the killing of at least 50 million unborn children and the devastating wounds inflicted on uncounted women and men who have chosen abortion during that time," he told LifeNews.com.
"We must be vigilant to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and to offer the Gospel of Jesus and ministries of mercy to women in need," he said.
Related web sites:
I Was Wrong video – https://www.beyondthebandaide.com