I will not #ShoutYourAbortion says pro-life woman who had abortions
The abortion lobby is relentlessly trying to put a happy face on the killing of children in the womb, this time using the hashtag #ShoutyourAbortion. While the public persona of abortion on demand is empowerment and relief, many women who have experienced abortion often express regret.
Such was the case of one pro-life blogger who refuses to “shout her abortions.”
Michele Herzog has penned a heart warming blog in response to the #ShoutYourAbortion message, she begins:
“I’ve noticed a trend making it’s way viral, and that is the hashtag #shoutyourabortion, Well, let me get something straight, I WILL NOT SHOUT FOR THE ABORTIONS I TOOK PART IN!!!!!”
Herzog gives credit to the Lord for rescuing her from the pit she said she made for herself when she took part in the killing of her own children.
What I will shout about is how I was not a victim, that this very act was sinful, selfish, and an act of murder. Because of my utter rebellion and entering into a sinful lifestyle, little children lost their lives.
And what I will never stop doing is praising my wonderful Savior, Jesus Christ, for picking me up out of a deep pit of hell for the bloodshed I took part in.
Herzog, who has experienced multiple abortions, was outside a Florida abortion clinic offering hope to women when Live Action News caught up with her to ask what motivated her to write her piece.
“I got on Facebook and saw these things about shout your abortion and I was so horrified I just had to say something,” Herzog replied.
She told Live Action News that she regrets each abortion and cries over the missing seats at her dinner table each night. Herzog acknowledged the pain she feels daily but especially on mother’s day when she recognizes that there are more children in her life than the ones she sees on earth. She stated that she also regrets robbing her kids of their siblings.
“I will always be thankful that HIS kindness led me to repentance,” Herzog said, “He washed me white as snow and I will never stop sharing HIM and HIS marvelous ways to a lost and dying world.”
Herzog said that despite the jargon that abortion is a simple choice, each abortion affected her, “I didn’t want to live anymore, a piece of me died the first time I left an abortion center, but what’s worse are the little, innocent children that died a brutal death.”
Adding, “Women know that there is a child growing inside a womb, the after-effects of abortion are truly destroying and devastating our society.”
The pro-life activist said that after she became a Christian it still took two years to deal with the abortions. She called it her, “hidden secret” admitting that she was too ashamed and afraid to let anyone know.
Herzog explained that even though she was in pain, her pastor regularly preached a loving but truth message about the evils of abortion.
“Each time, I would sneak out the back of the church. But, what I did hear seeped into my heart, and each time God used it,” she said.
Herzog encourages Pastors to not be afraid to speak the truth of abortion to their congregations. She said too often they fear the response from women who have had abortions. But, Herzog noted, the truth will set you free and post-abortive women can be set free if they go to the Lord and seek His help and forgiveness.
Herzog has helped save many babies outside abortion centers in her area where she reaches out to the women, sharing with them the heartache they will experience if they go through with their abortions. Today was no exception, reporting that a couple had just made the decision to leave the clinic and give life to their baby.
Herzog said that those pushing abortion are in denial but she has dedicated her life to shout only about what God did for her and to restore personhood back to the unborn human beings.
“I will press forward and keep my eyes on the prize of seeing an end to this holocaust of abortion,” she writes.
“I will settle for nothing less!”
Read more here. (Additional photos Michele Herzog’s Facebook)