Pennsylvania State Rep Files Resolution Calling for ‘State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer’ to Atone for Coronavirus Pandemic

Borowicz’s proposed legislation borrows language from a similar resolution passed by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War in April 1863…

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A Newsweek article by Jeffrey Martin reported on a PA state representative calling for a day of prayer, fasting and humiliation.

Pennsylvania State Representative Stephanie Borowicz has called for her state to recognize March 30, 2020 as “A State Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” in a resolution introduced to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly on Monday.

“During the pandemic of 2020 and the ensuing uncertainty and anxiety of this time, Pennsylvanians may be comforted by turning to a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer,” Borowicz wrote in legislation which also said the coronavirus pandemic may be a “punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins.”

However, Borowicz’s resolution does not explicitly state that the prayers of Pennsylvanians will cure the coronavirus. Instead, “the united cry of the nation will be heard on high and answered with blessing no less than the pardon of our national sins and the restoration of our new divided and suffering country to its former happy condition of unity and peace.”

Newsweek reached out to Borowicz’s office for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Pennsylvania State Representative Stephanie Borowicz introduced legislation Monday for a statewide “day of humiliation, fasting and prayer” in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Borowicz’s proposed legislation borrows language from a similar resolution passed by President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War in April 1863 in which the entire nation was called to devote themselves to religious ceremonies instead of “their ordinary secular pursuits” for a day.

In 2019, Borowicz drew criticism for an opening prayer at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in which she asked God’s forgiveness on the same day as the swearing-in of Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell, the first Muslim woman to be elected to the state’s legislature.

House Minority Whip Jordan Harris said in a statement at the time that Borowicz’s prayer was “divisive.”

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Connecting the Dots: Pagan Child Sacrifice, Abortion, and the Corona Virus

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Below is the story of God’s call on a young man’s life and his promise to do all he could concerning the evil of abortion.  

Before he entered seminary, Chuck Wilson was convicted by the Word of God concerning abortion. He told the Lord he would do whatever he could to speak out about the evil of abortion. He has faithfully kept that promise for over 30 years.

Pastor Chuck Wilson, a former youth pastor, was called by the Lord to plant a church in  New Hope, PA.  With much prayer and support from his wife, Kim, and a group of dedicated Christians from his former church,  they planted New Hope Community Church in 2000.

Through God’s grace and many trials, the church has become a light in the darkness.  It’s a warm and welcoming church that shares the love of Christ with everyone. New Hope Community Church has become a haven to those who are lost, lonely and hurting. Many find hope and healing when they surrender their lives to Jesus, our Savior.

Chuck and Kim are parents to 13 children.   Three years ago , they experienced the tragic loss of their son, Ryan.  Before Ryan’s death, Kim was caring for his infant daughter, Laurel.  She is now a precocious toddler and is dearly loved by Chuck, Kim and her brothers and sisters.

Chuck has spoken at various pro-life events.  Chuck, Kim and members of New Hope Community Church have participated in 40 Days for Life and other events at Warminster Planned Parenthood in Bucks County, PA.

To all who value life from conception to natural death, please take the time to listen to Pastor Chuck’s powerful message.  It will greatly encourage you to pray and continue the fight for an end to abortion in our nation. His Bible-based sermons can be heard on the church’s podcast.

Click here to listen to Pastor Chuck’s pro-life sermon.

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Ohio Abortion Clinics Ordered to Stop Killing Babies: Abortions are Not “Essential” Procedures

While we have been ordered to ‘shelter in place’, let’s pray that many babies will be saved within the ‘shelter of their mother’s womb’ and an end to abortion.

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In the midst of the corona virus crisis, Life News published a report from Ohio that ordered Planned Parenthood to cease doing abortions. Read details in the following article by Steven Ertelt and Micaiah Bilger .  

Despite orders requiring that all non-essential and elective surgeries be stopped in the state of Ohio to address the coronavirus, abortion centers continued killing babies in abortions. Today, the Ohio Attorney general put a stop to that.

 As Life News.com reported, abortion facilities are ignoring Ohio Health Director Amy Acton’s mandate, which went into effect Wednesday. People called each abortion facility Thursday and confirmed that they still are aborting unborn babies.

“Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio is breaking the law by continuing to schedule and perform abortions, thereby risking the health and lives of countless individuals. This is the real crisis, and they must be shut down immediately,” said Meg Wittman, executive director of the pro-life organization Right to Life of Cincinnati.

Their abortion work defies orders from the state government that are meant to protect people’s health in a time of crisis. In Ohio, all non-essential and elective surgeries and procedures are supposed to be postponed, by order of the state health department. The same problem is happening in other states like California and Pennsylvania.

But today, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost ordered two abortion business to stop killing babies in abortion. They can’t provide any treatment or procedures that are “non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures that utilize personal protective equipment.” Since the only procedures abortion businesses generally do that are “non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures” are abortions, that essentially closes down their main source of business and income.

“You and your facility are ordered to immediately stop performing non-essential and elective surgical abortions. Non-essential surgical abortions are those that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of a patient,” Yost said.

“If you or your facility do not immediately stop performing non-essential or elective surgical abortions in compliance with the (health director’s) order, the Department of Health will take all appropriate measures.”

Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, wrote Friday to Ohio Planned Parenthood President Iris Harvey, accusing the group of violating the state order.

“By performing surgical abortions, your company is putting the health and safety of all Ohioans in danger,” Gonidakis said. “Your current noncompliance will undoubtedly contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and put the lives of first responders, nurses and doctors in danger.”

Although Yost’s letters went only to Women’s Med Center in Dayton and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio’s Cincinnati Surgery Center, it presumably would apply to others as well, such as Preterm in Cleveland, which also remained open after Acton’s order.

Gonidakis told LifeNews.com that this is the right action in light of the coronavirus situation and the mandate to stop non-essential procedures.

Life News report continues here.

Pardoned by Trump, Angela Stanton-King, Alveda King’s Goddaughter Now Running against Rep John Lewis: ‘This Isn’t the Selma Bridge, and Our Babies are Dying’

“I turned my life around. I have completely redeemed my life,” Angela Stanton-King, Candidate for US Congress  

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Angela Stanton-King

Carlos Garcia writes for The Blaze.  Voices for Life shares his report on Alveda King’s goddaughter, Angela Stanton-King who is running against Rep. John Lewis (D), Georgia  She opposes the Democrat’s pro-abortion policies.

“I turned my life around. I have completely redeemed my life,” Stanton-King said. “This A former reality show celebrity and author who was pardoned by President Donald Trump will face one of his loudest foes in Congress as she runs to replace Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.).

Stanton-King was convicted in 2004 on charges related to a car theft ring and she spent more than two years in prison for the crime, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

The president pardoned her in February.

“Today, (Stanton-King) is a national best-selling author, widely acclaimed television personality, and proponent of criminal justice reform,” read a statement from the White House.

“She works tirelessly to improve reentry outcomes for people returning to their communities upon release from prison, focusing on the critical role of families in the process. This pardon is supported by Alveda King,” the statement added.
Stanton-King is the goddaughter of Alveda King, the pro-life activist.

The best-selling author said that she respects Lewis’ record of fighting for Civil Rights, but she opposes the Democratic party’s pro-abortion policies.

“I have the utmost respect for the contributions that he has made to black America,” Stanton-King said, “However, this isn’t the Selma bridge, and our babies are dying. It is time for war.”

Lewis has also been an outspoken opponent of Trump, and went as far as boycotting a Civil Rights event in 2017 because the president would be in attendance as well.

“This isn’t about replacing John Lewis, this is about picking up the torch and continuing the fight for Justice,” she tweeted.

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Abortion Lobby’s Lies Exposed

“You see, it’s been demonstrated that as many as 78% of abortion-minded women who see an ultrasound image of their unborn baby choose life.”

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Martin Fox of the National Pro-Life Alliance explains the power of an ultrasound to save lives of an unborn babies.  

You and I both know the abortion lobby will do whatever it takes to convince women that their unborn baby is “just tissue.”

But ultrasounds get in the way of that narrative.

That’s why the so-called “National Abortion Rights Action League” (NARAL) is targeting laws that give women the right to view an ultrasound image of their unborn baby.

In fact, NARAL has named overturning ultrasound laws one of their top legislative priorities.

That’s because the abortion lobby knows that when a woman sees her unborn baby, she will see right through their lies.

And sonograms show an unborn baby’s tiny heart beating from as early as six weeks.

You see, it’s been demonstrated that as many as 78% of abortion-minded women who see an ultrasound image of their unborn baby choose life.

Ultrasound laws expose the truth about abortion: that abortion ends an innocent human life.

But the abortion lobby is targeting this life-saving legislation to keep women in the dark about the truth of their grisly trade.

That’s why your National Pro-Life Alliance is fighting to pass strong ultrasound laws on both the state and federal level to expose the abortionists’ fraudulent lies.

And together, you and I will continue to fight for protections to save unborn lives.

For Life,

Martin Fox
Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance

P.S. If you haven’t already done so, please click here to sign your petition in support of the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act.

After signing, please chip in with a contribution to help us mobilize grassroots pressure for the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act. The National Pro-Life Alliance’s address is 5211 Port Royal Road, Suite 500, Springfield, VA 22151.

The Supreme Court to Rule on Abortion Regulations in Louisiana

“While such a decision wouldn’t be the end of Roe, it could incentivize additional state-level innovations to restrict abortion.”

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The following is a report from Breakpoint by John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera concerning the Supreme Court case pending in Louisiana.

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the most important abortion case since Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. In that 2016 case, the court struck down a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of their location. The court said that such a law placed undue burdens on a woman’s access to abortion. That law would have led to the closing of about 75% of the state’s abortion clinics.

So far, the headlines about the case heard by the court this past Wednesday have mostly been about Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer threatening Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, but there’s much more at stake in June Medical Services v. Russo.

This case involves a Louisiana law nearly identical to the Texas law struck down by the court. Note here that I am emphasizing the word “nearly.” Despite what you may hear from The New York Times and elsewhere, the laws are not identical, especially in how they would play out on the ground in their respective states.

That’s why, after a federal district court initially struck down the Louisiana law based on the Texas law precedent, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court ruling, with the majority opinion citing two important ways the Louisiana law and the Texas law are different.

First, the Louisiana law would only affect about thirty percent of women seeking an abortion. Second, the requirements for doctors to obtain admitting privileges are less strict in Louisiana than Texas, meaning abortion providers could more easily comply with the law and fewer would be forced out of business. With these differences in mind, the circuit court concluded that the Louisiana law did not impose an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to an abortion.

So here we are, barely four years after deciding Whole Woman’s Health, a recently remade Court is agreeing to hear a case which could overturn precedent and create significantly more elbow room for state-level restrictions. The whole thing has abortion rights advocates, shall we say, a bit nervous.

Much of the oral arguments centered around what constitutes “an undue burden” on abortion. Chief Justice Roberts raised the possibility that the issue was a factual one. What may constitute an “undue burden” in one state, may not in another. Such factors as the number of clinics and doctors in each state, in light of the geographic size and population of the state, would need to be considered.

The lawyer for June Medical Services rejected that idea and insisted that because requiring admission privileges served no medical purpose, it would always pose an “undue burden.” That prompted Justice Kavanaugh to ask whether such a requirement would have any effect on the availability of abortion if, for instance, every doctor could get such privileges.

The lawyer repeated her answer that an admission privilege requirement serves no medical purpose. Her answer was telling. Apparently, any regulations of the abortion industry above bare minimum is unacceptable, whether or not it has any real-world impact on the availability of abortion.

Ultimately, this case is not about the availability of abortion in this one state. It’s about the nearly unique status abortion laws hold in our country. Unlike virtually every other right, such as freedom of speech or of religion, any limitation on abortion, no matter how small, is considered a mortal threat to “abortion rights” and cast as part of a “war on women.”

Breakpoint report continues here

Bucks County PA Primary David and Goliath Battle: Andy Meehan, Challenger vs. Brian Fitzpatrick, Establishment Incumbent

“Congressman Fitzpatrick has voted again and again with Democrats for Gun Bans, Red Flag Gun Confiscation, Planned Parenthood, Amnesty, Obamacare, Carbon Taxes, Transgender “Rights” and publicly condemning President Trump as a “racist”.”  Andy Meehan

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Andy Meehan, Candidate for Congress, Bucks County PA (District 1)

Andy Meehan is a Christian warrior who believes in the sanctity of life, family values, our Constitution and the right for all Americans to expect their elected representatives to fight for the freedoms that generations of our soldiers bled and died for.

On April 28th the Republican party will hold a primary election in Bucks County, PA District 1. Andy Meehan is taking on the establishment incumbent Brian Fitzpatrick.  This is a battle between a patriot and politician, David and Goliath

According to Freedom Works, a conservative organization their score card recorded the votes of 276 Republican congressmen and senators.  Brian Fitzpatrick scored lower than 272 Republicans with a score of 64%. In 2017, he voted against defunding Planned Parenthood.  In addition, he has supported far-left legislation.  He’s widely known by his constituents as a RINO and a democrat.  Click here to view a comprehensive list of Brian Fitzpatrick’s votes, positions, and statements.

Andy Meehan is fighting battles on many fronts.  The Fitzpatrick campaign has $1.4 million dollars, most of which is from interest groups outside the county.  The media, for the most part, is shunning him and Fitzpatrick refuses to debate him.

The following are excerpts from a statement Andy Meehan submitted to Voices for Life blog:

“There is a battle being waged for the heart and soul of the Bucks County Republican Party.  On one side are the bought and paid for Doylestown Republican establishment. The head of the Republican committee in Bucks County uses her power to intimidate and manipulate people into voting for the candidates she endorses, including Brian Fitzpatrick.”

“The Republican party expects us to support candidates who do not represent our values. They have disdain for the voters and distance themselves from President Trump and conservatives. They pretend to be Trump supporters, but they do not walk the talk.”

“They represent Goliath.”

“On the other side is a grassroots conservative Christian businessman who is unabashedly Pro-Trump, Pro-life, who has lived in, operated business in, and raised a family in the district since 1983.”

“With little funding, no prior political experience, I represent what the rank and file Republicans and Trump supporters value:

  • We are pro-life, pro-second amendment.
  • We want border security, law, and order, less government, and taxes, more power to the individual and more liberty.
  • We want nothing to do with identity politics and radical left social engineering projects like supporting transgender rights and forcing Christians to bake cakes *.
  • We are fed up and we are rising up to reclaim what is ours, but it is an uphill battle against a powerful foe.
  • We simply want our party and our candidates to stand up for our values and our       President, and they have not done that.”

“I am David.

*Christian Baker sued for refusing to bake cake for transgender person.

Blogger’s Note:  Please stand with Andy Meehan to defeat Goliath on behalf of our God-given rights to life, family and freedom. Sign up to volunteer, make calls, hand out flyers and donate to his campaign.  Below is his website and informational links. Help elect Andy Meehan to defeat Brian Fitzpatrick, the establishment candidate. 

 Andy Meehan’s Website 
Andy Meehan’s Agenda
Link to Fitzwatch
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Just a Reminder of Facts about Planned Parenthood’s Founder

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For supporters of Planned Parenthood, facts about its founder Margaret Sanger, are shocking and makes one wonder about their sense of morality.  Below are some facts about the woman who is responsible for promoting the godless practice of aborting unborn babies.  Below is an article from Pro-Life Across America.

Facts about Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood

• Margaret Sanger first coined the term “birth control” and fought to get it widely accepted. She wrote in 1914: “Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches. I look forward to seeing humanity freed someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than Capitalism.”

• Sanger repeatedly denounced marriage.

• The U.S. Post Office suspended Sanger’s postal privileges and she was indicted for violating federal anti-obscenity laws.

• In her book, “Women and the New Race”, Sanger wrote, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is kill it.”

(Source: “Grand Illusion: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood”, by George Grant)

Planned Parenthood does not try to hide its association with its founder. In fact, one of its centers in New York is named after Sanger, in addition to the organization’s top annual award (the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Margaret Sanger Award).

Fact: The former president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, was paid $957,952 in 2014, as reported on Planned Parenthood’s IRS Form 990 (Source: LifeNews.com).

Website: Pro-Life Across America

Website: TFP Student Action

Why I’m Passionate and Committed to Speak and Work on Behalf of the Unborn.

 

 

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Len Deane is a staunch supporter of the sanctity of life, especially unborn babies. He tells his personal story of his mother’s decision to chose life for him against the advice of her doctor to abort him. 

My Family and Friends, I wanted to share with you why I’m passionate and committed to speak and work on behalf of the unborn. As a young boy, age 11, I asked my mom “what is abortion?” I guess she explained it to me that some mommies don’t want their babies and they are aborted. And then she told me a story about my birth.

My sister was born 10 months before my birth and the doctor told my mom that she should have an abortion, because the baby (Len) may not live or would not be very healthy. My mom rejected the doctors advise and I was born on July 29 1941. I wasn’t a real healthy baby and the doctor told my mom, I would have a very short life.

Well 78 1/2 years later, I’m a healthy “old man” with two wonderful adult children (Holly Lynn and Brian Allan) and three incredible healthy, beautiful and intelligent grandchildren (Arbour Leigh, Quinn Caroline and Ethan John). Abortion affects generations to come; in my case two children and three grandchildren.

The word of God is clear: Proverbs 24:11-12 “Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter…” Psalm 139:13-16 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…” Isaiah 49:1 “…Before I was born the Lord called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name.”

I’m asking you to join me as we fight for the life of the unborn in our community, schools, colleges and the market place. This is why I can’t support pro-abortion candidates. Below…2020 Democrat Presidential Candidates position on abortion.

Blogger’s note:
Below are current Democrat presidential candidates and those who have recently withdrawn form the race.  It’s important to note that everyone holds extreme views on abortion.

Every Democrat Still Running for President Supports Abortions Up to Birth – “All of them are outside the mainstream of America, where 60% of Americans want all or most.
Life News statement concerning Democrat presidential candidates

Nancy Pelosi and Democrats Defeat Bill to Stop Infanticide, Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions – “The blocking of a vote on a bill to stop infanticide come even as national polling hows Americans — including people who are “pro-choice” on abortion — oppose abortion up to birth and infanticide.”
Life News report about Nancy Pelosi’s remarks on the defeat of infanticide bill 

Mike Bloomberg Told Pregnant Employee to Get Rid of Her Baby in an Abortion:
Just “Kill It” – “Bloomberg, who was the Mayor of New York 2002-2013, is known for his extreme pro-abortion stance. In recent years he donated $250,000 to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood. He has also supported the censorship of pro-life groups.”
Life News article on Mike Bloomberg’s support of abortion and Planned Parenthood

Pro-Abortion Joe Biden Wins South Carolina Primary – Biden said if the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, he would push for a national law allowing abortions up to birth.”  
Life News report on Joe Biden ensuring legalizing late term abortion

Joe Biden Will Force Americans to Fund Abortions and Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Agenda – “Biden will repeal the Hyde Amendment and use executive action to on his first day in office withdraw the Mexico City ‘global gag rule’ and Donald Trump’s Title X restrictions,”
Life News article regarding Joe Biden’s proposed pro-abortion actions 

Elizabeth Warren: It’s Too “Radical and Restrictive” to Stop Killing Babies in Late-Term Abortions – “I believe that abortion rights are human rights.”
Life News article on Elizabeth Warren’s view on late term abortion.

Amy Klobuchar Defends Blocking Late-Term Abortion Ban: “I Stand behind Abortions up to Birth.” – “Amy Klobuchar does not think late-term, pain-capable unborn babies deserve protection under the law.”
Life News article on Amy Klobuchar’s statements on late term abortions

 

Rebuttal to Study Claiming Women Don’t Regret Abortion

The reality is that a large majority of women suffer post-abortive regret in silence. However, many women have found healing and hope from the trauma of abortion through post abortion healing services. 

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The Pain and Regret of Abortion

The following article was authored by Katherine Ranck for Human Defense Initiative.  

A recent study out of the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) claims most women do not regret their abortions. The study is a part of UCSF’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) research department. Abortion advocates are touting this as proof abortion regulations are unnecessary and harmful to women. However, this ignores the many problems with this study and the incorrect premises it is founded upon. While the study claims to have “no competing interest,” the entire aim of ANSIRH is abortion advocacy. This means that at its core, ANSIRH is biased towards abortion and can make no claim of being free of bias or competing interest. It is dishonest of them to claim so and creates serious questions as to the accuracy of the study and its outcomes from the outset.

Secondly, there are several problems with the way the study was conducted and subsequently reported on. The study boasts 95% of the women who participated in the study did not regret their abortions five years later. However, the sample size of this study can hardly begin to provide an adequate view of the majority of women who undergo an abortion.

According to the study itself, 62.5% of women approached for this study refused to participate, which means that out of the 2,549 women approached, only 956 women agreed to participate. Moreover, 30% of women who agreed to participate dropped out by the end of the study and 15% dropped out before the study even began. This left the researchers with 667 women by the end of the study. This number is only 26% of the original research pool.

According to CDC reports from 2008, 2009, and 2010, the time period in which ANSIRH was collecting data, 2,375,722 abortions were performed. Based on this number, the sample size of this study covers only 0.03% of all abortions. That number is minuscule. Using an easily available survey sample size calculator from CheckMarket, we are able to see that the optimal sample size for a population of 2,375,722 (abortions obtained in 2008-2010), should be 2,399. ANSIRH’s sample size was 28% of what it should have been for a successful study. This alone should disqualify ANSIRH’s study from being used as any serious evidence that women who get abortions do not later regret them.

Another factor this study fails to consider is that women who agreed to participate in the study were more likely to be those who had positive emotions regarding their abortions. We cannot say for certain why 62.5% of those approached for this study refused to participate, but if the reason for their non-participation was that they did have negative emotions associated with abortion, it is at least possible that more women actually regretted their abortions than not. We do not know and this study cannot tell us because no data was collected as to why these women refused to participate. The study itself even admits it “has limitations” and that “probing participants about their abortions twice annually over five years may have led to higher levels of feelings of emotions than they otherwise would have felt.” With the known bias ANSIRH has towards abortion, there is a potential for biased or leading questions as well as a potential for those looking for validation for their choice to receive it.

However, despite the way the study has been reported on, the highest percentage shown by the end of the study were not positive emotions, but were women reporting None or Few emotions. This does not indicate a healthy emotional state. The state of feeling no emotions regarding a stressful or anxiety inducing event (such as an unexpected/crisis pregnancy and/or an abortion) is called detachment. The state of emotional detachment or “numbing” is the result of a variety of disorders including anxiety, depression, and PTSD. It can also be the result of trauma and abuse. Many people often intentionally choose to emotionally detach from a person or situation as a way of protecting themselves.

According to Health Line, “Numbing yourself to emotions and feelings may not be healthy. Indeed, frequently “turning off” your emotions may lead to unhealthy behaviors. These include an inability to show empathy or a fear of commitment. What’s more, people that struggle to express emotions or process them in a healthy manner may seek out other outlets for those feelings. This could include drugs, alcohol, or aggressive behaviors. These aren’t a substitute for emotional processing, but they may feel like a way to release that energy.”

Based on this data it is not surprising and concurs with research done showing women who receive abortions are at a much higher risk of mental health problems. A study of 877,181 women (163,831 of whom had experienced abortion) published in the British Journal of Psychiatry showed that

“Women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion. The strongest subgroup estimates of increased risk occurred when abortion was compared with term pregnancy and when the outcomes pertained to substance use and suicidal behaviour.”

The number of women participating in these studies dwarfs ANSIRH’s numbers. However, the media tells women they should not feel guilty about their abortions, leaving many women confused about the complex emotions they feel. They do not want to talk about their grief because they have been told it is not valid. It is dishonest and dangerous for society to continue silencing the thousands of women who have been hurt by abortion. Women deserve to know the truth about abortion and that includes the heightened risk of mental health problems.

The reality is that a large majority of women suffer post-abortive regret in silence. However, many women have found healing and hope from the trauma of abortion through post abortion healing services. Compared to the 667 women who completed ANSIRH’s study, 300,000 individuals, couples, and families have found healing from their post abortive regret through Rachel’s Vineyard, a retreat that offers hope and healing to men and women after abortion. In 2017, based on a report from Charlotte Lozier, pregnancy centers associated with CareNet, Heartbeat International, and NIFLA offered post-abortion services to 23,578 women and 563 men. Silent No More is a campaign dedicated to “Mak[ing] the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men.” There are currently 19,483 people registered with the campaign along with 6,324 women and 678 men who have not joined but have registered their regret.

Women deserve to know the truth about abortion. They deserve to know all the risks associated with it. The media does not serve women by lying to them and hiding the truth about the pain and suffering abortion causes women. And the women who suffer from its consequences deserve to have their voices heard.

If you are a post-abortive woman, know that there is forgiveness and healing after abortion. You are not alone and you do not have to suffer in silence. Reach out to organizations like OptionLine, Project Rachel, Ramah International, PATH, or go to Care Net to find a resource center near you that can provide post abortive counseling services.e

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