Praying Hands

About Background

The U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion on January 22, 1973. Eleven years later, on January 13, 1984, in reverence for human life and recognition of the sanctity of individual life, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. In spite of this national recognition, life has been stolen from more than 60 million of the unborn.

We engage in and praise the continued work of individuals and prolife organizations as they relentlessly and courageously fight to save the lives of the unborn. While this frontline battle is of utmost importance, our purpose is to equip the body of Christ with the necessary understanding, resources and training to bring hope, healing, and purpose to those left behind after abortion - mothers, fathers, grandparents, and extended family.

The destruction doesn't end when an abortion has occurred. Our pro-abortion society would like us to believe otherwise. But the guilt, shame, and regret can be so intense for those who participated that they suffer in silence - some even for more than 40 years. They are silent about their participation in abortion. They don't speak about their hidden pain. And, because of overwhelming guilt, they aren't free to serve in the capacity the Lord intends. Rather, they remain chained to their past

and broken from their silence.

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (1). We believe the church is responsible to serve one another in love, offer accountability, discipleship, and a community in which to freely confess sins and grow spiritually (2).
 

The trauma experienced both during and after an abortion is rarely addressed, even in the church, and these suffering people need help. What better place to get help than from the Church, those who know the restorative power of God's love and forgiveness.

1. Acts 3:19; Romans 10:9-10); 1 Corinthians 6:6-11

2. John 13:35; Hebrews 10:24-25; 1 John 4:7-12; James 5:16; 1 John 1:9; Galatians 6:1; James 5:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:15; Matthew 28:18-20