Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Un- happy anniversary

Can you believe it has been 40 years?

Is it possible to count the true cost after so much time?

On January 22nd, 1973 the courts of the United States decided to legalize abortion.  The famous case of Roe vs Wade changed the lives of many.  Every woman and child (and family) that has been affected by that decision since has their own story of cost to tell the world.  I am certain that when the decision was made 40 years ago with 7-2 vote in favor that no one knew what it would cost us as a whole.

On my blog I advertised and raved about the movie October Baby. I hope that you had a chance to watch that.  It was a compelling story about a young woman who survived an abortion attempt and the long journey to healing and recovery she had to take.  At the end of the DVD movie is an amazing testimony of the actress (Shari Rigsby) who played the birth mother in the film.  She talks about her own experience
with abortion and the healing power the movie had on her life.

No one can deny the emotional scars left by an abortion anymore as we look back at the past and press on to the future.  If you are uncertain of the effects, both physical and emotional, that women can suffer please check some of these sites out:
Now granted the sites I have linked for you above are pro-life places to visit.  I found it hard in my searching on line to find stats about the short-term and long-term effects of abortion on women from pro-choice sites. So to be fair I will post some others I've found:

Here is the real reason I have posted about this long term battle:

On the eve of the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, former abortion advocate's new book tells of changed lives: offers hope and healing to all.

Publisher's synopsis:  As a new Christian at age 30, Pat Layton's eyes were opened to a secret from her past she had long kept pushed down - the devastating emotional and spiritual effects of an abortion when she was 23 years old.  In A Surrendered Life Pat takes readers on her personal journey though unearthing that secret, finding help in God's Word, forgiveness in Christ and offering hope to those similarly affected by abortion.  A Surrendered Life offers eight practical, biblically based steps for post-abortion recovery.

If you, or anyone you know has been affected by abortion (and that is not only a problem for women!) check out Pat's new book as well as her website Surrendering The Secret.  She has so much to offer including a bible study and other resources for women and men to find healing.

Let's change the next forty years by fighting for life and supporting those feeling its loss.

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