Thank You for Joining This Campaign

Thank you very much for joining the effort to petition for legislative hearings where women who have experienced a pregnancy resulting from sexual assault can share their stories and talk about what the really want and need.

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15 Responses to Thank You for Joining This Campaign

  1. Susan Swander says:

    I have such admiration for the courage of these women who are sharing their stories so openly. During my own post abortion healing after 3 abortions, I have met several post abortive women whose pregnancies resulted from a sexual assault. Every one of them has said that their abortion was like being assaulted all over again. Although my aborted pregnancies did not result from assaults, I whole-heartedly support and encourage you WPSA women. I pray that your voices will be heard.
    God Bless.

  2. Rhonda White says:

    I am writing a pro-life book about abortion and I am so impressed and inspired by the work that the Elliott Institute has done and the women who have shared their stories and their struggles. It has made me more determined to try to communicate to the world how perverse the basic arguments promoting and defending the institution of abortion really are and how damaging 40 years of legalized abortion have been to our nation, not only from the standpoint of the individual lives which have been damaged (although that is horrible enough), but also to the moral fabric of our society.

  3. We have so much to learn from these women.

  4. Kathleen Stepherson says:

    Thank you for getting the truth out there. I had an abortion during a time of crisis in my life. I thought abortion was the answer to my problems but it turned out to be another problem even worse than the initial pregnancy. I struggled with all kinds of medical and emotional issues for 19 years and finally I realized that I was suffering from the choice I had made. I realize now that God has forgiven me but that does not erase the consequences of my actions. There isn’t a day go by that I don’t think about the child I aborted and wonder what he/she would have looked like, or would have grown up to become. I now counsel post abortive women who are going through much of the same suffering I did. I volunteer at a Pregnancy Care Center here in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Oh, how I wish women could know the pain that will follow the abortion before they make this life altering (in so many ways) decision. I could write a book on all the women that I have counseled and how the abortion destroyed many of their lives and their families around them.
    God Bless you and the work you are doing to get your voice heard.

    Kathleen Stepherson

  5. Matt Toohill says:

    Thank you for sharing your stories. I hope that you get the right for your voices to be heard. I can’t stand the way this was talked about in the debates, and through the media. I’m very disturbed about the insistance that Abortion is necessary. I cringe knowing that it helps the rapist get away with the crime. There was also no mention of loving the victim, nor of listening to them, like a being a victim took away their ability to think for themselves. Because of you, you are helping me to be a better man, to understand better how to love, and treat women. God Bless you all.

  6. Lucinda Hancock says:

    God bless you for sharing your stories.

  7. Rita Vehon says:

    As a person who is always working to educate on abortion, I applaud these women who have come forward after all the trauma they have been through. It is through their voices that the world will truly know that rape doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t, lead to the death of the innocent. Blessings, Rita

    • Rita, I am encouraged to read you are educating on abortion, too. As part of The IRMA Network, our goal is the same. As David Reardon says, “The post-abortive will STOP abortion.” We want to do everything in our power to provide the opportunities and make it safe for them to speak up. I pray God opens many hearts and doors.

      • Rita Vehon says:

        Thank you Diane! I pray many blessings on your work also, and thank you for listening to God’s call to use your gifts and energies in this Life work.

  8. Patti Hardy says:

    These women’s voices are desperately needed in the national discussion on abortion. I pray they will be allowed to speak and that their perspectives will be heard..

  9. angela portocarrero says:

    I can see that having an abortion after being defiled and tramatized is horrible.
    I believe abortion is very bad for women as well as evil ingeneral.
    pray every day for an end of abortion.

  10. Theresa B. Simmons says:

    I am happy to hear from this lady and that she is happy with the baby. The little one is so innocent. I was perturbed with Mr. mourdock who was hoping to be elected Senator in Indiana. He was pro-life except in the case of the life of ther mother. I saw that on a letter I got from a prolfe site in Virginia. I was uopset that he was not educated regarding rite to life. I am a Roman Catholic and eighty one years old, so I was around when the pill was brought out. In the case of a Catholic woman who is assaulted, she can go immediately to a hospital as conception does not take place in an instant.In this case, the seed is an aggressor and be taken care of. Once conceptiojn takes place, one cannot murder the baby who is so innocent. I explained as well the topic of ecropic pregnancy. In this case neither the mother or child can surviver and will kill both of them.
    This is not the case of saving the mother but must be done as both will die.
    I would hope in the next election that pro-lifers be well informed.
    Will keep these ladies in my prayers.

    Theresa B. Simmons

  11. Diane Stringer says:

    I am not post abortive but have become involved with the prolife cause. I specifically have a heart for post abortive women who are denied the right to grieve. I have dealt with post traumatic stress disorder because of numerous losses in my life of immediate family members, mostly through death. Post abortive women must be allowed and supported through their grief process as a result of “Choice”!

  12. Kevin Williams says:

    The arguments against abortion in the case of sexual assault are so compelling that when people have come up to me at the abortion mill saying (Sometimes yelling) “What about rape and incest” They usually walk away with a changed heart and mind. I always start out with “That is my favorite question to answer!” They often get teary eyed and have pumped my hand and said “I am so glad I came and talked to you!” I dont begin with philisophical arguments or logic but with an experience I had. It was several years ago when I was first being convicted to become more actively involved in pro life. I had been sharing with Christians about my convictions about abortion and was stunned when several of them made statements like “I believe abortion is morally wrong, except in the case of rape and incest!” I was new to pro life thinking and had yet to think this through or even read a single book (other than the Bible) on the pro life position. Their words haunted me until it occurred to me that I had not yet simply asked God for light on the subject. As I was driving down a lonely mountain road I prayed “Father, what about children who have been conceived in rape and incest?” I was totally unprepared for what happened next. For lack of words to describe it it felt like a River of Love began flowing through me. I couldnt stop weeping! I determined to research this. (Job said “The cause which I knew not I searched out” Job 29:16) The first book recomended to me was “Victims and Victors” Since then I have heard many testimonies from people who have been conceived in rape and each time it has born out what I experienced on that lonely Mountain road. That there is a River of Love that God shares with and imparts to people who choose life in these circumstances. It is like His “Stamp of approval.”
    We MUST educate people, pray, give of our time, resources, tears, sweat and blood if need be until people know the Truth about this aspect of the abortion deception. Exclusions for rape and incest have always been the Trojan Horse for allowing abortion in every instance. Jesus said “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free!”

    • EI says:

      Thanks for sharing your spiritual experience, Kevin. I agree, it is so hard for so many people to look beyond the immediate feelings of horror surrounding rape and incest into the long term implications of what abortion in these cases costs everyone involved women, their children, and the world. Saying the words “Trust God” is easy, so it is also easy to dismiss them as just a trite, superficial words. Actually trusting God, however, is not so easy. But when we do, what graces abound!

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