You may have thought you had no choice, as having a baby simply wasn’t an option you could grasp. Immediately following the results of your decision, there may have even been a sense of relief. Problem solved. It’s over. You can resume life as it was before you knew you were pregnant.
However, you’ve found you really can’t go back to the time before you were pregnant. You find yourself whispering several times a day, “I’m so very sorry” to your baby somewhere in the heavens. You’ve cried more tears than you thought possible. You’ve repeatedly asked God for forgiveness and perhaps you’ve sought forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. And yet, you simply cannot forgive yourself.
There is hope for healing after abortion.
Project Rachael is a confidential ministry for those who’ve experienced the pain of abortion. It offers you the opportunity to meet one-on-one with someone who can hear your story and begin the process of healing.
There are other post abortion ministries, as well. Rachel’s Vineyard is a weekend retreat offered by a team of trained persons in the dioceses of Lexington and Owensboro. Again, this is all done with respect of your desire for confidentiality. Little Way Pregnancy Resource Center in Louisville, offers a six week support group for women who have experienced abortion. Those who facilitate any of these ministries offer a non-judgmental and caring presence.
Nothing can take the memories away. But, with help and the ever-present grace of God, you can find the healing you so desire and the healing that God is calling you to know and experience. For more information, call the Project Rachael number (502-471-2155) and someone will return your call within 24 hours.
There is no need to continue to suffer the pain of unforgiveness when hope is a phone call away.