Friday, November 22, 2013

ProLife without Exception

This is a video of testimony from those who have been directly affected by pregnancy due to rape or incest, fetal deformity, or threats to the life of the mother. It includes my own personal testimony (I’m the second person interviewed and my story is in several different sections throughout the video).

Juda Myers (Choices4Life) and Keith Humphrey (ProLife without Exceptionworked together on this video. Juda commented regarding the video, 'This video is only a very small percentage of the multitudes of stories in our society. Most are silent, but hopefully as others see the courage and truth of these stories they too will give back the shame to the rapists. Women and children of rape conception NEVER should be (made to) carry that shame. Society must give us justice. The rapists are the criminals.'

Father, I pray that You minister to the heart of each person as they listen to our stories. May there be healing and restoration that takes place. In Jesus' name, amen.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Effects of Abortion

My Testimony

In 1983, in Houston, Texas, I was 15 years old in the 10th grade in high school. After being forced into sexual intercourse with my boyfriend, I realized after a few weeks that I became pregnant. The boyfriend and I had already broken up from the relationship.
I went to Planned Parenthood to get a 'free' pregnancy test to confirm that I was pregnant. They told me that at this stage of only 5 weeks of pregnancy, 'it' was only a blob of tissue. They also suggested that I could have an abortion, since I was so young and still in school.
After speaking with my sister and several friends at school, I decided to have an abortion, since everybody told me that it was really 'no big deal, people do it all the time, especially since you're still in school'. I was thinking how terrible it would be to try to go to school pregnant, like others I had seen.
I was covered with shame and guilt, even before the abortion took place. When I told my ex boyfriend that I was pregnant and needed money for an abortion, he denied that he was the father, which deepened my shame.
Around Oct. 1983, my Mom and sister took me to an abortion facility - my Mom had overheard me talking on the phone to my sister about being pregnant. My Mom, like me, knew absolutely nothing of what an abortion actually did to a baby or the woman.
Emotionally, I spiraled into a very destructive behavior of drugs, alcohol and promiscuous sex almost immediately following the abortion. I was completely spiritually void, rebelling against my Christian upbringing. I also became emotionally numb, with not much regard for living at all. As I was going through the motions, trying to fill this huge void within me, I attached myself to an abusive relationship less than a year after the abortion.
My Dad was an evangelist, so I was too fearful to ever tell him about the abortion, until almost 20 years later. When I told him, he was devastated that he had lost a grandchild. I married the man that was already abusing me, as a result of extremely low self esteem. I attempted suicide as a result of recurring depression.
The abortion ruined all chances of having children. I suffered 5 miscarriages during my marriage of 18 years, which resulted in divorce. Three of these miscarriages were tubal pregnancies, requiring emergency surgery and very near death experiences. I so wanted an 'atonement' baby to make up for the one I killed.
Abortion was the most selfish decision I ever made in my whole life. It affected everyone in my life and caused devastation to my mind, soul and body.
There is healing for broken hearts and lives after abortion, through the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. His work at the cross of Calvary removes all shame, bitterness, self hatred and sin, if we only believe and receive Him in our hearts.

I pray that anyone reading this testimony, that is considering abortion for their self
or someone else, would consider seeking help through a pregnancy care center
that will share the truth in love about all of your options by calling:

I pray also that anyone reading this testimony that has suffered the experiences
of abortion for yourself or a loved one would seek immediate help by calling:

The National Helpline for Abortion Recovery