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Abortion Testimonies
One of the greatest consolations for those who have had their children aborted is to be able to help others avoid that tragedy. Testimonies by the thousands continue to be gathered by pro-life organizations and other counseling agencies who, more and more, are dealing with the destructive effects of the violent act of abortion as they impact the mother of the child.

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a Campaign whereby Christians make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion.  There are over 1,600 testimonies posted on the Campaign website.

We post here the testimonies of individuals who have asked us to use their stories to help others. If you have a testimony, send it to us at testimony@priestsforlife.org

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True Healing
Elizabeth
GA, United States
"We had a healthy baby, and I struggled with postpartum depression after her birth for about a year. I couldn't help but wonder what would have been. Having this baby with me now, I knew that I had done a horrible thing with the abortion. There was a great regret stirring in me."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Stop Hiding
Cheryl
IN, United States
"It wasn't until I was older that I realized the impact that having an abortion had on me throughout my life. I had, for so long, dismissed the feelings and nature of my actions, chalking it up to difficult learning experiences and 'normal' behavior, but it was so much more than that."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Multiple Abortions - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

A Part of Myself
Theresa
FL, United States
"I killed my baby when I was 19 years old. I can wrap that in terms that many in our society would deem acceptable, such as 'It was my body, my choice' or 'It was only a clump of cells'. But, when I walked out of that clinic that day so many years ago, I knew I had killed my baby and a part of myself died that day as well."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Attended Healing Program - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

His Healing
Norma
CA, United States
"After that day I never thought of what I did again. I stuffed it deep down into my heart and told not a soul for 25 years.  Later I began to experience, depression, anger, rage, shame, suicidal thoughts, flashbacks of blood, babies crying.  I felt like a monster."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Multiple Abortions - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Till We Meet Again
Gwen
Kenya, Kenya
"I hold on to the brief time I had with her and have since dedicated her to God's care. I choose to be silent no more about my abortion because no woman has to lose her baby because of abortion, no matter the circumstances."
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Forgiveness in the Truth
Wendy
PA, United States
"It took 35 years of my life to reconcile that one foolish mistake.  Remember the abortion lie that promised to help me “forget about my baby and go on with my life like nothing happened?”  Now, after 35 gut-wrenching years, I can go on only because I found forgiveness and peace in the truth - not the lie."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Attended Healing Program - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

A New Freedom
Jim
WA, United States
"My wife and I attended a Rachel's Vineyard retreat and found healing and a new freedom to speak out for the unborn."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Attended Healing Program - Fathers of Aborted Children

Prayers Answered
Joann
PA, United States
"I still have doubts about being forgiven but, as I reflect on all of the prayers that God has answered for me, I am grateful to have this chance and time to speak out.  God works in mysterious ways."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

His Wonderful Love
Priscilla
AK, United States
"I also want to encourage post abortion women toward the Lord, where they can know forgiveness, healing, mercy, and Love.  I have been there too and am so very thankful that Jesus took away the shame, regret, and self-hatred and replaced all that with His wonderful Love."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion Survivors - Helped Someone Get an Abortion - Lost Sibling to Abortion - Multiple Abortions - Relative or Friend Had an Abortion - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

To Change One Mind
Jill
MO, United States
"I found healing and forgiveness through Jesus Christ and Surrendering the Secret.  If I could help just one person change their mind and not follow through with the abortion then it would have all been worth it, and that's why I am silent no more."
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Forgiveness and Worth
Joanne
MA, United States
"As time went on my horrible feelings about myself began to subside, but only after many years.  It was not until last year, when my baby would have been 35 years old if she had lived, that I finally felt a real sense of forgiveness and worth ."
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Coerced Abortion - Fetal anomaly - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Stop and Think
Jennifer
FL, United States
"I looked very deeply into myself and relationships. I looked at the empty lonely pit my life had become. I came to believe that perhaps not one of the women involved in my abortion were capable of helping me. I forgive them. I forgive myself. Most important, I realized, I was never really alone. "
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Rape and Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Now I Have Peace
Carolyn
AR, United States
"It took many more years before I even heard of any help but again God was with me and, through Him and much counseling, I finally learned of God’s forgiveness."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Suicide - Coerced Abortion - First trimester - Physical Problems After Abortion - Women Who Chose Life - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Grave Consequences
Phyllis
AR, United States
"I kept thinking, 'If I just don't think about what I am doing, and I just go ahead and do it, it will all be over and I can forget about it.' What I did not understand were the grave spiritual and emotional consequences that I would have to face for years because of my abortion."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Questionable Clinic Practices - Teen Abortion

Badly Scarred
Julie
NE, United States
"I was having so many problems and was told I was badly scarred from the abortion.  The truth is, I was scarred physically, emotionally, and spiritually."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - First trimester - Physical Problems After Abortion - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Not Lucky
Lynn
AZ, United States
"At the age of 17 in the year 1975, that was not my choice.  That is not what I wanted to do with my body. That is not what God hoped for me to do with my body and the life of my unborn child. On that day, I gave up control of my body and I have regretted it every single day since."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Coerced Abortion - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I'm the Father
Jay
VA, United States
Jay shares the story of his lost fatherhood.
Testimony Types - Contraception - Fathers of Aborted Children - Multiple Abortions

I Must Tell My Story
Janet
VA, United States
"I was stuck in depression and grief. I had married someone else and was tormented by the fact that I could not get closure on the painful end of the relationship with the baby's father. I had nightmares that I was desperately trying to find him. "
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

A Lie of a Life
Jackie
NE, United States
"As time went on after the abortion, our marriage was postponed, I was unsure who I really was or wanted to be.  I believe my depression took off as denial of the whole experience.  I tried desperately for years to live as if nothing had ever happened."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

You CAN Do It!
Vickie
CA, United States
"You can't study while pregnant.  You can't be in school while pregnant. You can't find a job while pregnant. Society tells you “you can't.” You can't, you can't, you can't, you can't, you can't. Abortion disempowers women. It says you're not woman enough to handle pregnancy. "
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Other Choices
Juliet
TX, United States
"I regret my decision, and I wish and hope that me talking about my experience will stop people from avoiding abortion."
Testimony Types - First trimester - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Not a Day Passes
Loletta
GA, United States
"Immediately following the procedure I slipped into a state of depression, both times. The long-term effects have been insurmountable. There is not a day that passes where I don't think about the shape of their faces."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Multiple Abortions - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

He asked if I was sure
Christine
FL, United States
Christine shares about her abortion experience.
Testimony Type - RU486

Deep Pain
Amy
TX, United States
"As I tried to move past, it I found that I could not and the pain and mourning after the abortion was more than I could bear as we discussed human development during school.  I cried to myself, hoping no one could see, as we discussed the age in utero when the baby has a heartbeat, because it was the week that I aborted my first child."
Testimony Types - Questionable Clinic Practices - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Know the Power of Healing
Angelina
ON, Canada
"Our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald said, "Abortion saps the life blood of a Nation."  I personally know that to be true.  I also know the power and fruitfulness of healing, and the freedom that comes from listening to the voice of truth!  That is why I am Silent No More."  Angelina's testimony from the 2017 March for Life in Ottawa
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Infertility - Rape and Abortion - Teen Abortion - Video - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

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