Healing and Restoration

  Sandee Cnossen, Regional Coordinator
Oregon,  United States

I had an abortion.  This is never easy for me to say, and it probably never will be. I was just sixteen years old when I made the single biggest decision of my life, and that decision has affected everything I have done since.

For thirty years I have been silent about my abortion, although I have been blessed to have been through three separate healing groups. 

There is so much pain, regret, and shame surrounding abortion…although it is talked about ad nauseum in political arenas, it is seldom mentioned in church, or even in polite conversation.   Yet, if statistics are to be believed, many women we sit next to, go out to lunch with, or stand behind in the check-out line have had at least one abortion.   Why are we not talking about this? Why are we still silent?

I am at a point in my life where God is leading me and calling me… He has provided me with healing, forgiveness, and restoration, and even now He is providing me with a voice to speak about my story and the deception that is abortion. 

Praise God!  I am Silent No More.

“You cannot amputate your history from your destiny… my past is something Jesus takes hold of and makes into a destiny. That is called Redemption.”
(Beth Moore)

Priests for Life