“You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe…” Psalm 139:16
Straight off the cuff, I’m going to be honest and say that as a new mother, it was very difficult to watch a DVD on abortion. While my 7 month old baby lay snuggled up in her cot, I settled down to see what ‘Life After Abortion’ was really all about.
As I’m sure is the case with most people, I know of young women who have been through the procedure, but it was never openly spoken about. Abortion is a highly controversial topic and so often Christians are seen as judgemental, rather than compassionate towards the survivors of abortion. The unborn child is naturally seen as the first victim of abortion, what about the other victim – the mother?
Filmed from the perspective of numerous women from different walks of life, all of whom have been overwhelmed by post-abortion trauma, this DVD takes us from the moment these women find out that they are pregnant, through the procedure and all the way to the consequences they are facing so many years later. You will also hear from an ex-abortion clinic owner, nurse, husbands and pastors, exposing the truth behind what really happens behind the clinic doors.
Upon hearing testimony after testimony, the tears just flooded down my cheeks for these women. To try to explain their stories to you would do them no justice. All I can tell you is that everyone should see this DVD to understand that every choice we make has its consequences.
This DVD is not about judging these women and the people who pressured them into having an abortion. It’s not about scaring the living daylights out of teenagers who don’t think about their actions. It’s about exposing the truth about abortion and life thereafter. It’s easy to preach from a position that I’ve never been in, but these women know firsthand what it’s like to be desperate and lost. I commend these women for speaking out and sharing their painful experiences.
If your church or school would like to screen the DVD, please contact us so that we can help you. This is a valuable message that needs to be heard. Life After Abortion is able today from www.brettian.com / 011 622 3356
(This article first appeared in July 2011 JOY! Magazine. Written by Bridgette Erdey.)