On Sunday, October 4th, pro-life Americans and Canadians will gather together at different locations to pray for an end to abortion at the annual LifeChain. According to LifeChain.net, their events will be a peaceful, prayerful public witness of pro-life citizens standing in honor of nearly 58 million lives lost to abortion, praying for our nation and for women in crisis situations.
Unfortunately, every day in America nearly 4,000 women make the irrevocable choice to have an abortion. These women are from various age groups, ethnicities, religious backgrounds and many of them are devastated by their abortions.
For example, here’s how one Harvard student described her abortion experience: “I called the clinic and made an appointment for a week’s time. That week was the hardest of my entire life. I hid underneath baggy sweaters, convinced that someone would notice how round my stomach had gotten. I was pale and withdrawn, and skipped almost every class to cry in my bedroom. I woke up every day praying that I was having some extended nightmare. I wasn’t.
I headed to the clinic a week later with just a book, a water bottle, my Harvard ID, and a locket containing a picture of my ex-boyfriend and me. The procedure didn’t take long. It wasn’t even that physically painful. But when it was over, I screamed. I couldn’t stop screaming. As I write these words, it has been over a month since the abortion—and on the inside that screaming hasn’t stopped.”
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Tragically, this is the response of countless women who’ve had abortions and our culture’s growing praise of it isn’t helping. Women are told that abortion is a safe and simple procedure, much like having a tooth extracted, which is why it is critical that pro-lifers continue sharing the truth about abortion in their communities and in front of abortion facilities.
Statistics show that that over 65% of women who have abortions suffer from post-abortive syndrome, 31% have health complications, and post abortive women are six-times more likely to commit suicide than women who give birth. Also, many women who have abortions are coerced or forced into it by parents, spouses or partners. For these women, this “choice” society brags about really isn’t one at all.
Please consider joining other pro-lifers at a LifeChain event this weekend. Visit www.LifeChain.net to find out where the event is happening in your community. If you live in Canada, click here to find out more about your local LifeChain.