Women Can’t Stay Silent About Post-Abortive Trauma

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On Wednesday, Live Action, one of the nation’s leading human rights organizations, announces the launch of its Can’t Stay Silent Campaign, which shares the tragic impact abortion has on mothers, fathers, and families. The campaign consists of several components that shed light on a topic that is purposely hidden by the abortion industry.

Live Action’s president and founder, Lila Rose, said, “Abortion is devastating to the mental and emotional health of mothers, along with killing the living children inside them. Most media groups, biased by their pro-abortion ideology, refuse to acknowledge the truth about abortion trauma and regret. Instead, they insist that women are ‘empowered’ by ending the lives of their children and claim women can move on afterward as if nothing happened. Our Can’t Stay Silent report shares real stories of women who have had an abortion, and the aftermath they’ve experienced. These women cannot stay silent any longer, and Live Action is privileged to be a platform for them. By sharing their stories, these women hope they can save other women from the pain and suffering abortion causes, while also saving the lives of their children.”

The report, which was developed by Live Action’s News and Research teams, investigates the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual consequences experienced by many post-abortive women. It breaks down the institutional bias that favors false narratives about post-abortion trauma and regret. Finally, it includes healing and recovery resources that are available to people suffering from post-abortive trauma.

Included in the report are testimonies from various sources. Charlotte’s testimony from the organization Silent No More states, “It took me ten years to repent of my abortion. During that traumatic decade … my first denial stage quickly evolved into unexpressed grief and then into a deep pit of depression and crippling shame. Because my abortion was a secret to everyone except my husband, a cluster of normal human emotions began to freeze up inside of me, isolating me emotionally and psychologically from my family and friends.”

Lori shares, “Though my child went through physical death, I went through an emotional death that was just as sudden and unsuspecting. The years that followed were a downhill spiral until I met the Healer. Now, instead of mourning over the loss, I know that one day there will be a marvelous human who shares my genetics waiting for me on the other side.”

Rose went on to say, “Women can heal after abortion. But we all must first acknowledge the truth that abortion is a brutal, barbaric procedure that intentionally ends the life of a child. When we finally accept that, our society can begin to heal from the wounds abortion has brought to so many. And, we can prevent others from receiving those wounds. This campaign is for and about women and families. We must bring the truth to light on the reality and impact of abortion to help shape national opinion to finally end this horrific human rights abuse against our youngest children. When people learn the truth, they change.”

Live Action’s campaign website CantStaySilent.com not only includes the investigative report, but also video testimonials from post-abortive women, and a list of healing resources that provide support to individuals and families suffering from trauma after abortion. Women visiting the site can also share their own unique stories with others.


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