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The Story of Two (Three) Doors

Posted in post-abortion with tags , , , , , , on March 29, 2016 by saynsumthn

Guest Editorial by Julie Woodley.

Julie Woodlee

Julie Woodlee

In July, 1985, my husband and I paraded through the front door of Methodist Hospital (MH) of St. Louis Park, MN. We came to give birth to a beautiful baby girl, Bonnie Joy. Six years prior to that, I had quietly slipped into the back door of the MH which is also known as Meadowbrook Women’s clinic (MWC). I was single, lonely; frightened at that time in 1979 when I went to the (abortion) clinic…This is the STORY OF TWO DOORS.

When I entered through the front door of the MH, they insisted I ride in a wheel chair. The nurse called me Mrs. Woodley and wheeled me past a nursery room brimming with living, breathing, crying babies. Babies carefully tended and wrapped in pink and blue blankets.

In stark contrast, I entered the back door of MWC. There was no wheelchair. I was given a number for ID and directed to a waiting room after I paid the bill. Anything baby-like was strictly forbidden.

Shortly after I entered the front door my nurse strapped a monitor to my belly. Her relaxed eyes and gently touch were her offerings as she reassured me with “don’t worry; we don’t take any chances with babies.”

For 20 hours three nurses took turns recording and analyzing a rapid little heartbeat. During prenatal classes I learned that at 3 weeks after conception my baby’s heart began to beat and pump blood. Brain waves were present at 8 weeks and at 10 weeks Bonnie Joy was closing her delicate eyelids, puckering her lips and responding to touch.

When I entered that back door in 1979, the baby became an intruder-a formless, featureless blob and a dangerous one. The attitude was simple and single minded: let’s remove it.

Behind the front door, Jody, my nurse, summoned the doctor to my room to review my charts. Papers and printouts. Her eyes didn’t quite meet mine when she said that things weren’t going according to plan. After 20 hours of labor, the baby was in distress and in a difficult position for delivery. “We need your permission to do an immediate C-Section.” The doctor sensed our fear and quickly added, “We will do everything possible to protect mom and baby. We have the resources to keep both of them safe.”

The entire staff worked with only one thing on their minds: “a mother and baby are in distress; we need to save lives.” When I went through the back door, a mother and baby were also in distress, but NO ONE came to save us.

After the procedure was over I rested in the bed at the clinic. A poster in bold stark letters taped to the ceiling read. “If it weren’t for Planned Parenthood where would you be today?” That poster nauseated me more than the abortion. Filled with anger and frustration I began to weep. “You didn’t help me, “I thought. “You had the resources but you didn’t protect me or my baby.”

Today Bonnie Joy is 28 years old. Despite complications in my delivery, my family, society, and MH found resources to save our baby. They spared no expense and employed cutting edge technology to preserve the tine life. That’s what they do inside the front door.

Less than 100 feet away. A few doors down, and one wing over, tiny lives are quietly and matter-of-factly destroyed. That’s what they do behind the back door. I left the front door with a beautiful baby girl who now is a beautiful woman.

It took a third door to heal my back door wounds. Jesus said, “I am the Door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved. And will go in and out and find pasture.”

Now I spend my life pointing confused young women to the Door of life and freedom: Jesus Christ. By entering through this third door, we join a radically different community: a fellowship committed to protecting the lives of both mother and baby.

Julie is a licensed therapist, filmmaker and speaker. She founded a ministry that helps people heal from various types of trauma, including post-abortion called Restoring the Heart Ministries. Julie has developed a film project to help others recover from post-abortion. It is a 10-part video series with accompanying curriculum targeted at counseling professionals and lay people to lead them through the forgiveness journey after an abortion. It is called Into My Arms.

I will not #ShoutYourAbortion says pro-life woman who had abortions

Posted in post-abortion with tags , , , , , on September 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

Michele Herzog grieves her abortions at a pro-life memorial. Photo Credit: Carole Novielli

Michele Herzog grieves her abortions at a pro-life memorial.
Photo Credit: Carole Novielli

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.

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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)

Cherry Hill Women’s Center abortion clinic

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion Consent form, Abortion Doula with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2015 by saynsumthn

The Cherry Hill Women’s Center abortion clinic kills unborn babies all the way up to 24 weeks.

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The Cherry Hill Women’s abortion clinic became well known after their counselor, Emily Letts, filmed her abortion causing the video to go viral.

Despite the fact that Letts claimed she did not regret her abortion, the Cherry Hill abortion clinic posts images of their post-abortion pamphlet on their Faceboook page.

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The front of the brochure reads:

    Health physical and emotional healing after an abortion requires compassionate and sensitive support. If you find you would like help in coping with any emotion you are experiencing after an abortion you may contact a counselor at Cherry Hill Women’s Center. Additional professional support services can be found inside this pamphlet.

The clinic also offers abortion Douala classes.

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According to a consent form the abortion clinic has on their website the following risks are possible from the abortion procedure:

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    fever, infection, hemorrhage, embolism, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), cervical incompetency, rupture of the uterus, shock, cardiac arrest, perforation of the uterus and/or bowel and death.

    INCOMPLETE ABORTION: In some instances, all of the pregnancy tissue may not be removed from the uterus and the abortion will be incomplete. If this occurs, the abortion procedure may have to be repeated.
    MULTIPLE PREGNANCIES: In the event of a multiple pregnancy, another abortion procedure may be required.
    ECTOPIC PREGNANCY: In some instances, the pregnancy might occur in the fallopian tubes leading to the uterus. This is
    called an ectopic pregnancy. An abortion procedure cannot successfully terminate an ectopic pregnancy and I will need to be
    hospitalized to treat this condition.
    HETEROTOPIC PREGNANCY: In rare instances, women may have a pregnancy in the uterus and in the fallopian tubes. This is called a heterotopic pregnancy. I have been informed that a heterotopic pregnancy may not be diagnosed on the day of my abortion. In the rare event that I have a heterotopic pregnancy, I will require hospital treatment and may require emergency surgery.

Emotional black woman says demon abortionist cut up her baby

Posted in Created Equal, Demon Seed, post-abortion with tags , , , , , , on May 4, 2015 by saynsumthn

A heart wrenching video uploaded by the pro-life group Created Equal shows why Christians need to go to abortion clinic death mills to advocate for those being led to the slaughter.

While the group was outside an Ohio abortion facility, video shows a post-abortive woman, who stopped by after seeing the pro-lifers , trying to reach patients entering the clinic, telling them, “no one advocated for my son.”

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I don’t have my son today,” she said tearfully, “No body advocated for him and I just went in and did it.

As Seth Drayer, counseling with Created Equal, gently calls the woman over to tell her story she tells the pro-lifers, “There are women much older than me that are still aching.”

As she turns to walk away, she says, “Those demons got my baby.”

It appears that she is referring to the abortionist as “that demon” when she says these emotional words:

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    “That demon laughed and increased the suction. My baby still wouldn’t come. He went inside with a [unintelligible] . That baby wouldn’t some. And I had time to say STOP! But, I didn’t, it was like a haze. Like a haze – I was watching things- My baby wouldn’t come until he cut him up. And he came out in two pieces. Then afterwards, they said, ‘You want Kool-Aid or cookies?’

As she left, she told the group to keep up the good work even if they reach one mother- they are doing the right thing.

Grammy-winning rapper Lecrae shares his experience with abortion

Posted in Black Conservative, Black Neighborhood, Black Pastor, Men and Abortion with tags , , , , , , , on January 15, 2015 by saynsumthn

I had my #abortion here and regret it every day

Posted in post-abortion with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2014 by saynsumthn

This is being republished off Project Defending Life’s Facebook Page:

I Had my Abortion here

2012 was a rough year. I was engaged at the beginning and a broken woman by the end.

My engagement didn’t last long, and I was left as a single mother to my son, Triston. I fell into depression for 5 months, developing anxiety on top of that. On Mother’s Day I started going to church, hoping that would fill the void I felt… but it didn’t.

July 14th, I met a guy who I thought was the answer to my prayers. He was tall with an amazing smile, and dimples. We hit it off the moment we met! I felt no need to keep anything a secret from him; he accepted me and all my baggage. He treated me the way my ex-fiancé never had- I felt beautiful, wanted, and happy.

A month into our relationship I found out I was pregnant; August 10th to be exact. When I called him to tell him, he told me to go over so we could talk. I had also told my mother and she said I should be ashamed of myself for being pregnant. My first thought when I saw the two blue lines was ‘I can’t have this baby! I have to get an abortion’, but that mentality would change in a matter of hours. As I sat on his couch that evening I asked what are we gonna do? He responded with what do you mean what are we gonna do? There’s nothing to do. I was filled with relief and shock; he had accepted it! This guy, who I really hardly knew, was manning up to the situation. He truly was an answer to my prayers… so I thought.

That night he walked me to my car and hugged and kissed me, telling me he was gonna love me because I was holding his child. Two days later he was telling me I needed to have an abortion. Everything changed from there.

It took me 5 appointments till I went through with the abortion. The first was missed. The second and third I cancelled. The fourth I was told to leave and look into adoption, because I wasn’t going to be allowed to do it that day, in the emotional state I was in. The fifth I hid all emotions, telling myself this is what I HAD to do. This baby wasn’t wanted by anyone but me at this point. My father had even said abortion was something we don’t do in our family, but it was the best choice for me. But why for me?

I wanted my baby’s father to stop me that 10th day in October. I wanted him to just say STOP… and he did… 13 minutes too late. I knew the choice I was making wasn’t what I wanted, but I also knew I wanted all the drama and pain I was feeling to go away. The truth is the pain was barely about to start!

I hated myself after that day. I felt guilty, selfish, and ashamed. I was angry and hateful. I kept telling myself I was a baby killer, and I started drinking heavily for two weeks straight, not even putting myself on bed rest as I was advised to do. I wanted nothing to do with my already born son. I became violent with my mother, because I blamed her for not being supportive. I felt as if I had left my heart at the clinic with my baby.

I finally realized I needed help when I slit my wrists, and went to jail. I was angry at everyone around me, for no reason at all, except for my own hate I had for myself. I reached out to CareNet and got into peer counseling. I started healing with another post-abortive woman and forgave myself, as well as those I felt were involved in my abortion. I started going to church again and asked God to guide me and help me fulfill the destiny he had set for me.

I pray every day to have a voice for The Unborn, and although I’m still going through counseling and trying to continue the healing process, God has already put a pro-life organization in my path. They want me to share my story; give my testimony!
So here I am, 3 months later, openly talking about my abortion. I’m not ashamed of what I have done, but nor am I proud. I wanted Charlie Rose. I went to my doctor appointments, I had my ultrasound, I did the genetic testing, and we had picked out names. What happened that day to make me go through with it, I’ll ask myself forever. But God has forgiven me, and He’s let me see my daughter. I can’t beat myself up for a choice I can’t change. When I’m hurting I cry to Him, for the Lord is our healer.

If I can save a Beautiful Life from being taken, I’ll tell my story a million times!
– Jessica Duran

Angry Pro-choicers vandalize cross memorial then threaten to kill pro-lifers

Posted in pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2014 by saynsumthn

When a woman vandalized the post-abortion memorial crosses at the 40 day prayer vigil in front of the Bakersfield FPA abortion chamber, a teenage vigil participant told her to stop. When she reportedly moved toward him in a threatening manner, the teenager sprayed her with pepper spray to thwart an anticipated assault.

Pro-lifers in front of FPA abortion clinic

Pro-lifers in front of FPA abortion clinic

About 30 minutes later, the woman returned with her husband, who shouted death threats, claiming that he was “god” and joined his wife in further vandalizing vigil resources. During this time, the prayer vigil continued uninterrupted.

“Call the police right now, someone’s about to die – call the f***ing police” the pro-choice man shouts.

“I am your F***ing god”, the pro-choicer who identified himself as Christopher King screams.

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Police eventually arrested the husband for vandalism, but refused to consider his death threats in spite of many witnesses.

The wife, who was not arrested, began returning to the scene of the crime daily to video vigil participants, then began posting pro-abortion signs around the abortion chamber and harassing vigil participants.

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Despite her admitting her vandalism on video – no charges were filed against the pro-choice woman, according to pro-lifers.