How can we convince people that abortion will make their lives worse,
And how can we help those whose lives have already been devastated by
The path will be long and hard, but we have a good start with Hope
You probably already know that abortion hurts not only women, but also
the fathers, grandparents, and siblings of aborted children. Unfortunately,
most of them carry their pain in secret, shrouding it in denial and fear.
People like you can change that. Right now, you are holding one of the
keys that will open the door to conversion and healing for millions of
women and men.
I've been doing post-abortion research and education since 1983. I believe
that we have never been in a better position to blow the lid off
the coverup of post-abortion trauma. We have never been in a better position
to bring healing and reconciliation to the millions of women and men who
are hurting because of a past abortion. And we have never been in a better
position to STOP abortion.
In the next few years, the whole abortion debate will be turned upside
Abortion clinics will close rather than accept proper liability for
abortion-related injuries. Public opinion will shift as people realize
that abortion causes far more social and medical ills than it solves. Hardened
hearts will soften as more and more women and men publicly testify about
the devastation abortion has brought to their lives.
It all begins with post-abortion healing.
As women and men who have had abortions embrace Christ's Mercy, they
become His apostles for life. They become witnesses to the
truth: whenever a child is killed by abortion, women, men, and society
suffer from it. They become healers, going forth to proclaim God's
gift of Mercy to others. And they also become champions, standing
up in defense of the women and families who are being exploited by abortionists
It's really very simple. Christ's Divine Mercy will transform not only
individuals. It will transform society as well.
By promoting post-abortion healing, by educating the public about abortion's
aftereffects, and by giving post-aborted women and men a voice in society,
we are simply cooperating with God's plan. Everything is built upon the
foundation of spreading the Good News of God's Mercy for sinners.
Many of you already know how and why these events will occur. For those
who don't, I've discussed these issues in detail in my book Making Abortion
Rare: A Healing Strategy for a Divided Nation.
Not a single reader has ever told me that the strategy I described in
Abortion Rare won't work. We've even offered a refund to readers if
they don't agree this is the way the pro-life movement must go. Not one
person has ever asked for that refund.
But I'm not trying to pitch my book here. I'm only trying to say that
if you are skeptical about our ability to reach these goals, take a look
at the bigger picture by reading Making Abortion Rare.
It is no longer a question of "if" the events I've described will take
place. It is only a question of when. You can help make it happen faster
by becoming an apostle of God's healing mercy.
Please take a few minutes to read Hope and Healing. Then,
once you are convinced that it can help others and save lives, help to
distribute Hope and Healing by making a
contribution to our matching grant fund or by taking money out
of our matching grant fund to place Hope
and Healing in your own city or college newspaper.
Sincerely yours for Life in Christ,
David C. Reardon, Ph.D.
Director, Elliot Institute