Coerced Abortion Awareness Week is April 15-22, 2012

” ‘You mean you didn’t want the abortion?’ Wow, I thought, she doesn’t know.”

Most (not all) abortions involve coercion, which takes many forms, including professionally negligent, deceptive or conflicted counseling or personal pressure that comes from all sides and can escalate to violence.  People in your own church are at risk or already hurt by abortion.

There is no “one size fits all” before abortion, but after abortion, many individuals and families among us are left to cope alone — a reality with heartbreaking and often devastating consequences.

Join the project to get a free book to educate and motivate your pastors, plus supporting materials for the church. Encourage pastors to talk about pre- and post-abortion injustices, plus help, hope and healing before or after abortion.

Educate and Encourage Your Pastor to Talk about Unwanted Abortions, Plus Help, Hope and Healing

Our churches are at the forefront of defending the authentic, God-given rights of unborn children and their mothers. They are also at the forefront of providing resources, care, and spiritual and emotional support for those at risk of unwanted abortions or individuals and the families of those already hurt, injured or killed by abortion-related issues.

But as our Church Awareness Survey showed, although many in our churches are working to help those facing these issues, this work often remains hidden. Many in our churches remain unaware that most abortions are unwanted or coerced, that forced abortions happen here, and of so many other struggles before or after abortion facing the women and men sitting in the pews next to them.

They need to know there is a better way!

When we launched the Church Awareness Project last fall, we sent out a free e-book and other resources for participants to share with their pastor, church leaders or others in their faith community. We knew that if we wanted to make a real change in the Church, we had to start with educating those in leadership positions.

This year, we’ll once again be encouraging people to get involved and reach even more people to get involved. This includes observing Coerced Abortion Awareness Week, which is April 15-22, this year.

The number one, most important way to get the message out to people in your church or faith community is to have your pastor or preacher talk about it from the pulpit. This lets people in the pews know that they are not alone, that help is available and that they will have the support of their entire faith community behind them.

Plan now to participate. If you haven’t already, sign up on the Join the Project page so we can reach as many people as possible. Watch for more resources and project ideas coming soon!

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3 Responses to Coerced Abortion Awareness Week is April 15-22, 2012

  1. Helen R. Gean says:

    There are actually many groups of pastors who’ll refer girls and women for abortions.
    What can be done to expose them? This has got to stop!

    • A.C. says:

      Tragic, but not uncommon. All of us can help by: 1) Educating everyone that unwanted or coerced abortions are common and are a human rights abuse that may be illegal even under current lax laws. (Learn more in the Help & Healing section at TheUnChoice.com.) 2) Educating them about the serious physical and emotional trauma that abortion inflicts on mothers, plus potentially life-threatening physical risks and reproductive harm, plus maternal death risk and post-abortion trauma, clinical depression and suicide risk. This can deter those who consider or coerce abortion. Use our free, research-based fact sheets (at http://www.theunchoice.com) to educate/warn others, especially teachers, speakers and leaders in various fields.

  2. Helen, when pastors learn of the after-effects of abortion, Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome, they will be much more reluctant to see it as a solution. If you have a rapport with some of the pastors in your area, email them the link to my web-site, http://www.theirmanetwork.org, or http://www.silentnomoreawarenesscampaign.org. There they will see and hear the testimonies of men and women who struggles for years with depression, anger, anxiety, nightmares, addictions to numb the pain, guilt and shame, and how they found healing and freedom in the forgiveness and love of Jesus Christ and His amazing sacrifice on our behalf. We also have AfterCHOICE Symposium each November to help educate pastors and others in reaching out with caring and compassion. If I can be of any help, please call me: 559-901-7938.

    God bless you for the heart He has given you to reach out to them.

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