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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It was a Horrible Experience
Carrol
GA, United States
I never wanted an abortion, I was awake when they did it, it was a horrible experience. I could feel them pulling my baby out of my body. I cried the whole way home. I was extremely depressed afterwards. 
I had my abortion because I was forced to by my mother. I tried to get help, but nobody would listen that she was going to make me kill my very wanted baby. I was 15 and I was pro-life, all my life. 
I have asked for forgiveness.  I have received forgiveness.  The empty hole has been filled with love.  Jesus died on the cross so our sins would be forgiven.  Jesus died on the cross so I would be forgiven, they were babies, they did have a soul, they were formed, they were life.
It left a Scar on me for my ENTIRE LIFE.  I Hurts So Bad to think of what I could have had. I never had any children of my own.  The Scar from these Abortions have shackled me since 1981... I am Silent No More.....Let The Love for The Unborn live on Through you for YOU or Adoption.  

I Regret Not Listening to the Protestors
Ingrid
TX, United States
I remember pro-life protesters being outside with warning signs not to go through it. I regret not listening.
I regret my abortion every day but through that tragedy many lives have been saved I believe. I have healed and want to tell others about how much abortion can do emotional and physical damage and that's why I am Silent No More.
I Paid Someone to Do This
Brooke
NC, United States
I paid someone to do this. Just because murder is easy does not mean it should be easily accessible or dismissed. 
I Was to Scared about the Consequences
Jeanne
MA, United States
It shames me anytime I talk about it.  It’s not all about the baby I gave up on before it had a chance but more about the fact that I gave up on myself and took the “easy” way out. I was too scared about the consequences and I didn’t want to deal with it. 
We Were so Excited about our Baby
Dawn
MD, United States
We were so excited about our baby, but my mother felt different.
It is still a Vivid Memory
Carol
AZ, United States
After 46 years it is a still a vivid memory, lying on a cold table in a heartless room.  A room where my child died as well as my inner self.  My son Matthew was vacuumed from my womb and like a freshly cleaned carpet; the footsteps of my sin were erased.   
By Grace of God I Experience a Flashback
Kathy Cosgrove
NY, United States
Finally, one day by the grace of God I experienced a flashback of my abortion and went right back to the table where my baby was killed.  It was at that point that I was finally able to begin to put the pieces of my life together.
I am also angry at how many people 'normalized' the experience. They said, it's okay, you'll get past it just like you do any bad event in life.  Well, maybe some do, but I never did and carry a lot of guilt and anger.
When the doctor took me into the procedure room, she asked me if I would like to see the ultrasound before we started. I will always remember that moment and regret it. I think that was the first-time reality really struck me and I came face to face with the fact that this was a real baby inside of me, and MY real baby. I remember thinking to myself that if I looked at that ultrasound, I would regret it for the rest of my life, if I saw it, it would be forever etched in my mind. So, I said no. To this day, I regret that immensely, because I realize now that if I had looked at that ultrasound, I may not have gone through with it.
Consequences
Elaine and Melody
SK, Canada
Elaine and Melody’s testimonies
Tears were Sadness for my First Child
Dinah
CA, United States
I was listening to my daughter’s heartbeat and my tears were sadness for my first child because at that point I understood my feelings on the table of the abortion clinic. I had felt so scared and afterwards I felt so lost and alone.
For any of you who have been pregnant, had a wife, or known someone who was pregnant, you know that your emotions are a lot different than they are normally.   Your analytical skills aren’t what they should be, or at least mine weren’t.  I went from a skilled analytical, decision maker, and leader to wanting someone else to make the decision.  Completely out of my character - a basket case.
Did not Connect with their Pain
John
WA, United States
As the father of the aborted baby, I was not in the room where the abortion was performed, but I did go to the clinic with both women and both were devastated after having the abortion.  I gave them obligatory support, but really did not connect with their pain
Don't Let Anyone Persuade You
Rebecca
England, United Kingdom
I’d also like to say please don’t let anyone else persuade you. It is your body, as pro-choice people often state, but they forget that for a lot of women abortion is just another form of women’s choices being taken, abused or manipulated by family members, friends or partners. 
I knew immediately after the procedure was started that I had made a mistake. I could feel them pulling the life out of me, suctioning it out, and I screamed for them to stop. Please stop what you’re doing! But it was too late, as the nurses told me. It was over, it was done.
My fifth time I was on the table and God told me to walk out.  I did as He said.  I was homeless with a four-year old son.  I found Harvest Home in Venice, CA and lived there until she was born.  She is now a beautiful 21-year old who I believe saved my life.

Everything the Doctor Told Me was a Lie
Patricia
NC, United States
The next day, at home alone with my infant son, I took the abortion pills. Within one hour I knew that everything the doctor had  told me was a lie. I was bleeding so heavily, I believed I was dying. I was passing clots the size of baseballs, and I was in the worst physical pain of my life, worse than childbirth.
Emotionally Devastating
Donna
GA, United States
I felt relief finally being able to confess it, but the pain is still there. It will always be there and not knowing where my children's souls are and never being able to hold them or see them is emotionally devastating.
Longing for My Lost Baby
Cindy
FL, United States
If I'd only known how I'd feel afterwards, longing for my lost baby. I now want to tell others considering abortion, "Don't do it!"  If I had someone telling me, "God has a plan for this child, give her/him a chance!"  I would not have done it.  It's as simple as that!
Longing for My Lost Baby
Cindy
FL, United States
If I'd only known how I'd feel afterwards, longing for my lost baby. I now want to tell others considering abortion, "Don't do it!"  If I had someone telling me, "God has a plan for this child, give her/him a chance!"  I would not have done it.  It's as simple as that!
I Wish Someone Had Told Me...
SM
CA, United States
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