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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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2820 records were found.
Through Grace and Mercy
Dora
TX, United States
"I share this because abortion is so evil in its core. What it does to the innocent and what it does to women is very real. Many women are left completely alone in their brokenness to figure it all out after an abortion. That is a sad truth, and that was my truth."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Physical Problems After Abortion - Planned Parenthood - Questionable Clinic Practices - RU486 - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Compelled to Share
Cheryl
PA, United States
"I am compelled to share my story, because I want young women and girls considering abortion to know that, if they choose abortion, they probably won't ever really get over it."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Suicide - Physical Problems After Abortion - Questionable Clinic Practices - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

One Day
Aaryn
OH, United States
"I went alone and remember the facility being very dreary.  The staff was cold and distant. I wasn't properly counseled or screened concerning my mental health and, standing here today, that's not a decision I would make again."
Testimony Types - RU486 - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Remember Everything
Erin
MS, United States
"I still have nightmares about that day. I can still remember every second of the six hours I spent there—down to the stories the women told me, the doctor occupied with the basketball game, how alone I felt, even though we did everything but the actual abortion in groups. I remember everything."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Multiple Abortions - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

A Deep Wound
Jan
MI, United States
"I could not look at pro-life signs, listen to news reports on abortion—for or against—or anything that reminded me of this past event.  There was a deep wound that remained raw. I had failed God, myself, and my child."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Now I Share the Truth
Ann
FL, United States
"But as time went on after the abortion, I placed a wall up around me and deadened my feelings.  I felt remorse, shame, and unworthiness.  It was difficult to form friendships.  I was promiscuous after the marriage to the father of my baby ended.  I had low self-esteem.  I had anger issues and did not know where the anger came from."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Attended Healing Program - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Obadiah
Theresa
IA, United States
"I continued to struggle year after year on the anniversary date of the abortion. I would go into this dark hole of self-hatred and despair. I would become suicidal during this time. I tried getting help through secular counseling, but it didn't help. Our son would come to me and ask and my husband and I if he could have a brother. We would tell him no.  And he didn't know that he already had a brother, in Heaven." 
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Questionable Clinic Practices - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

The Deep Abyss
Cheryl
PA, United States
"The abortions were supposed to fix my problems and allow me to move on with my life.  Instead, they pulled me into a deep abyss that held me captive for over 30 years."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Multiple Abortions - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Hard to Forgive
Barbara
WA, United States
"I realized through the counsel of others that the blame was not 100% on me; it was a joint decision. I pretty much had carried the entire blame for all 26 years, because it was my idea in the first place. I wonder, to this day, if he had had the courage to go to my parents with me and talk about it, if we would have saved our baby."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Multiple Abortions - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Thought I Was Being Strong
Robyn
WA, United States
"I would love to encourage young men and woman to wait until marriage to have sexual relations, to repent if they have already sinned or, if it is too late for both, to assure anyone considering abortion that ALL other options are far better—because nobody should have to die."
Testimony Types - First trimester - Planned Parenthood - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Grateful
Larry
NY, United States
"My heart still aches, and it is very overwhelming to relive this day by speaking to you right now. But I feel that my testimony might help others or save a life. Today I’d like to tell you about the day I lost my child to abortion."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Fathers of Aborted Children

To Feel Alone
Angela
NC, United States
"I remember sitting in a room with a bunch of girls. They were laughing like it was a joke.  My heart was breaking.  I thought, 'You all are terrible women!'  But I was in the room being one of those terrible women!"
Testimony Types - First trimester - Questionable Clinic Practices - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Child of God
Shantel
MO, United States
"I see my first child, and I ask myself so often, 'What if I would have aborted him?' It is a terrifying feeling. I would die defending my son. Why did I not defend my 2nd child's life? Living a life of regret—of the would haves, could haves, should haves—is much worse than actually living with challenges."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Suicide - Second trimester - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Hearts Can Change
Jane
FL, United States
"I learned God’s mercy was bigger than my sins. After a couple of retreats and growing closer in my relationship with Jesus, I began healing.  I no longer carried the heavy burden." 
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Multiple Abortions - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Her Sisters and Brother
Liz and Grace
GA, United States
"I knew at some point I was going to have to tell Grace the truth about her siblings lost to abortion, but I didn’t know when.  I prayed for the Holy Spirit to begin preparing both of us and to let me know when the right time would be for Grace to hear the painful, shocking truth—that she had two sisters and one brother in Heaven."
Testimony Types - Attended Healing Program - Lost Sibling to Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

What If
Tracey
MD, United States
"Afterwards I felt somewhat relieved but also sad and confused. As time went on I have always wondered 'what if'."
Testimony Type - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Forever Changed My Life
Dineen
NY, United States
"I can say I have had a lot of pain after this. I wish someone would have told me how I would feel after the abortion, because I would have never done it."
Testimony Types - Planned Parenthood - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Hole in my Heart
Tamra
FL, United States
"I realized abortion not only took my child’s life; it also created this hole in my heart that will never fully heal...I now realize that abortion is not the answer; it is the problem, and we must not let another child, woman, or man suffer the way that I and many others have for so many years."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Dealing With It
Maria
MD, United States
"As time went on after the abortion I tried to get pregnant for a very long time and failed. I fell deeper into a hole of shame, anger, and confusion."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Infertility - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Unplanned
Julianne
TN, United States
"If you are a woman reading this, and you are currently experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, it is my hope that you find help and resources without judgment and without fear.  It is my hope that you will embrace the unplanned and let it re-shape your future.  You can start over.  You can survive.  You can even thrive.  Unplanned for you does not equal unplanned to God."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Depression - First trimester - Planned Parenthood - Questionable Clinic Practices - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Never Forget
Julaine
LA, United States
"Every February I mourn the death of my baby girl and her precious life that I chose to end...Only now I can rejoice in God’s truth instead of believing the lies.  Love covers a multitude of sins.  And that is why I am silent no more."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Attended Healing Program - Physical Problems After Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Not A Day Goes By
Marie
CA, United States
"The abortion took place in 1981, and 38 years later, I still feel remorse and shame; not a day goes by that I don't think of my child, who would have turned 38 this year."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Planned Parenthood - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

Let Other Know There is Healing
Pam Messina and Jessica Francavilla
VA, United States
After struggling emotionally, physically, and spiritually after their abortions, Pam and Jessica were able to receive forgiveness from their abortions, and they want others to know that they can find healing, too.
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Attended Healing Program - Coerced Abortion - Physical Problems After Abortion - Planned Parenthood - Rape and Abortion - Teen Abortion - Video - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

To This Day
Joy
CA, United States
"In my late 20's I remember telling myself that if I didn't have the abortion that I would have never had my daughter, so I continued to believe that until my early 40's.  But to this day I have regretted my decision."
Testimony Types - Abortion and Broken Relationships - Abortion and Depression - Abortion and Substance Abuse - Abortion and Suicide - Physical Problems After Abortion - Teen Abortion - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

I Often Wonder
Lisa
MI, United States
"As time went on after the abortion, I tried to put it out of my mind and pretend it never happened. My husband and I have only recently been able to talk about the incident. Every time I think of my little girl I am filled with shame and regret."
Testimony Type - Women Who Regret Their Abortions

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