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Mothers who are grieving children lost to abortion bear a heavy cross

by | Mar 27, 2024

By Maria V. Gallagher, Acting Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

An influencer I follow on X recently posted about the impending death of a beloved family member.

I could feel the emotion as she shared her memories of a man who had accompanied her through the joys and sorrows of life. It has been a moving journey as she began the painful process of saying goodbye.

Even in the best of times, dealing with grief is difficult. We long to reconnect with the person who has passed on. The separation can sear our souls, leading to profound bouts of sadness.

Each day in America women say goodbye to the babies they have been cradling in their wombs. These deaths occur in abortion facilities, where helpless children are suctioned out…or torn limb by limb through dismemberment abortions. It is a horrific practice which should not be tolerated in a civilized society.

We are sentencing so many women to a penance of mourning as they bid adieu to their preborn babies.

The grief can be compounded by the fact that the women may have been pressured to abort by a boyfriend, husband, parent, or even grandparent. The people pushing for abortion do not have to live with the possible physical and emotional fallout—the mothers do. Left to grieve often on their own, these women are often the walking wounded in the national pro-abortion campaign led by political leaders who are leading the charge to deny life to the next generation.

But hope and healing are available to women who have had abortions and who regret them. Programs such as Rachel’s Vineyard offer compassionate, non-judgmental support to women who are struggling after their abortions.

Yet, wouldn’t it be far better if these women were able to avoid the grief in the first place? Pregnant women in challenging circumstances need help—not a cold-hearted offer to abort.

This week let us remember in a special way those mothers who are grieving children lost to abortion. Theirs is a heavy cross to bear.

Categories: Abortion