Abortion Changes You

As this website indicates, abortion changes people. It changes individuals, and it changes a culture. On the individual level, we have failed to say loudly enough that post abortion depression is real. Many women and men live with such an awful weight of guilt. I once found myself unexpectedly alone with a man who was stricken with guilt and fear as a result of his securing an abortion for his girlfriend. We mustn’t forget these people. Our strong language of denouncing the sin of abortion is needed in a world which considers babies as disposable as their diapers. However, we must also remember that we are the ones given the ministry of reconciliation. The gospel of peace has been entrusted to us. Let us wield it as a scalpel and not necessarily as a sword. (at least not always)