(Originally posted Wednesday, January 22, 2013)
January 22, 2013 marked forty years since abortion became legal in the United States. This December, will mark thirty two years ago, since my first abortion. This is not something I am proud about, nor is it something I would choose ever again.
When I speak on the topic of Forgiveness I share my testimony on abortion and learning to walk through forgiving others, forgiving myself, and learning to accept God's forgiveness.
I had the opportunity to share a little bit of my testimony on this topic as a guest on 94Fm The Fish. Here are the links to the two breaks we did. Sharing with Doug and Jaci on The Fish part 1 and Sharing with Doug and Jaci on The Fish part 2
During the interview I mention a retreat I went on with a small group of women who also had abortion in their past. If you have abortion in your past, I highly recommend attending this retreat or a similar program. Click here for more information on this retreat.
To read more about my experience and hope after abortion here are two other blogs previously posted one in February 2011 I am Pro Life but... and another I wrote in February 2012, titled Life After Abortion.
One of the comments that continues to come up after someone finds out about my past with abortion is...."I thought I was the only one!" So many women (and men) suffer in silence with guilt and shame because, they think they are the only person who has professed to be a Christian, and yet has abortion in their past. We tend to categorize sin and add our interpretation of what may or may not be forgivable. When we focus on what God say's about sin, we understand that sin is sin, and God hates all sin, because it separates us from Him. We also need to remember there is nothing new under the sun and when Christ died on the cross, He knew what He was doing for, He knew who He was doing it for, and He knew why He was doing it.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 That which has been is that which will be,And that which has been done is that which will be done.So there is nothing new under the sun.
Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.
Psalm 103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far He removed our transgressions from us.