By Theresa Bonopartis
I wrote this a few years ago when jail time was a ploy of the pro abortion movement. Just thought I would post it again because of the current controversy with Trump as well as this heartbreaking current story of a twenty-one year old who committed suicide because of abortion. Of course the silence regarding her life is deafening…
I am a post-abortive woman, and personally, I am tired of the pro-abortion side telling me what I should feel. They continue to put great effort into denying the negative impact of abortion, stating that the pro-life side has created this ploy of suffering, instead of acknowledging it is the women themselves who are speaking out .
Now, the National Institute for Reproductive Health, a pro-abortion group, is making the “centerpiece of a national conversation,” the question, “How much time should she do?” Another scare tactic to make people fear that their mothers, sisters, or friends will end up in jail if they have an abortion.
Abortion may not be illegal now, but to answer the question, many of us already do life. Countless women live in the prison of anxiety, panic, depression and even suicidal ideation because of abortion. Yet, instead of showing concern about those who suffer, in the past year much time and effort has been given to debunking the claims that abortion hurts women. We have seen article after article claim there is no such thing as post-abortion stress. This is ridiculous and a great disservice to women.
Personally, I believe most Americans agree. By now, many have personally experienced this suffering in sisters, wives, friends, and daughters who have had abortions. They have encountered first hand the devastation abortion has caused in lives once happy, and relationships once healthy, now imprisoned by despair, anger, bitterness and grief.
Try as the pro-abortion side might to discredit our voices, people know the truth, and so do they or they would not be trying to silence us or think of other ways to make people feel guilty for not supporting abortion.
Jill June, president of Planned Parenthood Iowa (another pro-abortion group), says people are not connecting the dots when it comes to making abortion illegal and criminal penalties of abortion. Ms. June obviously is not connecting the dots to the harm abortion has caused in the lives of countless women. But wait, I forgot — Ms. June and others say we do not feel those things.
How much time should women do? The truth is, the chances of abortion becoming illegal are very slight and this is just another fear tactic of the abortion industry. You have to wonder, why the deafening silence from them when women die in our country from ”safe legal” abortion? Nor do you hear their outcry when an abortionist maims a woman, leaving her unable to have future children. Yet, their voices are loud and clear when it comes to lies, instilling fear and trying to silence those of us who are speaking out about abortion’s devastation in our lives.
Just goes to show that, like the lies that made Roe v. Wade the law of the land, nothing much has changed. The good news is people are learning the truth for themselves from the women they know who are suffering.
Theresa Bonopartis is the founder of Lumina, which offers healing retreats for women, men and siblings impacted by abortion and those who aborted because of an adverse diagnosis. In addition, Lumina provides training for clergy members and mental health professionals on post abortion stress. This article originally appeared on her blog, Reclaiming Our Children, and is reprinted with permission.