Picking up the Pieces

By Dave Andrusko

“I am a liberal woman and as pro-choice as you can be! Which is even more upsetting.”
—     From “My abortion Traumatized Me” 

On a typical day we post nine or ten items on National Right to Life News Today, giving you plenty to choose from. On Monday and Tuesday we discussed everything from the history of abortion in America to adult stem cells and assisted suicide to the appointment of Charles Chaput to be the new Archbishop of the Diocese of Philadelphia to sex selective abortions and a baby who survived devastating prenatal diagnoses—and the recommendation of physicians that his mother abort him!

But the post that received the most attention by far was, “It feels like a part of me died that day and will never return.” As you probably recall it was based on a request for advice from a woman who remained traumatized following her abortion. “Every day I mourn,” she wrote.

Her question of Cary Tennis of Salon.com? How to move forward and free herself “from this unending cycle of regret?”.

When I read the expressions of sympathy, empathy, and compassion I couldn’t help but think that this is what I would have expected from our readers and how this very human response is one the media would never have expected from pro-lifers. Too “judgmental,” as if choosing not to help a woman broken by the guilt she feels over a horrible decision benefits anyone.

I could write a lot about this, and I revisit the topic many, many times. I just wanted you to know how wonderful it is that so many of you stand posed and ready to help women piece up the pieces.

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