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Felt forgiven after having an abortion

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This story, written by Deb from Indiana.  Because of my role as a pro-life organizer, I receive stories of people who have had abortions and how it affected them. This story is appropriate for this website because it tells of how God played a part in this woman's recovery after her abortion. [The bracketed words below are my additions.] - Mike Stack


I had an abortion because I was so ashamed of the [promiscuous] life I had been living and couldn't face the judgment I believed would come from my friends and family [when they discovered I was pregnant]. I grew up in church and had been living away from God and my faith. I was so lost.

During my abortion, I felt only the physical pain. I was really good at pushing the emotion pain away. I lived that way for thirteen years. I thought I had done a good job of moving past my abortion until one day when I knew that God was working on my heart to open up to someone about my story. After that I went through [a post-abortion women's Bible study called] "Forgiven and Set Free". I was amazed at what God did for me. I had no idea that I had locked myself in a prison of shame and guilt. I always felt that if people really knew me they would not like me.

Today I am forgiven and truly free. My life has been forever changed and I experience God's love and grace in a way that I could have never imagined.

I long for other women who have been wounded by abortion to experience this same freedom that I dance in today and I am thankful that God would not allow me to continue hiding in the dark but brought me out into the marvelous sunshine of His amazing love.

Deb
Indiana, United States

My commentary: I think it is significant to note that God's role in this woman's story is not as punisher, but as healer.  - Bill Schaef, Editor

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