Today is the one-year anniversary of this blog.
I started it because although there is a lot of news about life after abortion, there was no one place a person could go to find it all.
My objective was to be News Central for events in the post-abortion world--news about ministries, groups like "Silent No More", research, essentially anything that is of interest to people who have struggled with the pain of abortion and want to know what's going on in the post-abortion world.
People working in post-abortion support, for the most part, don't seem to connect much with each other. If you visit the webpages of many of the support groups listed on the left, you won't find any reference to other ministries or other sources of support and information. I'm not sure why this is, but I don't think it is a good thing. To the extent that this blog helps people become more aware of the wealth of support, public advocacy, news, and research in this area, we've done our job.
I have every confidence that the voice of post-aborted people will become more and more prominent in the years to come. As these voices are heard, how others think about abortion will change.
I want to express my great appreciation for our readers, commentors, and those who send me links to interesting news for us to cover.
People come here for all sorts of reasons. About half our readers end up here because of doing a Google search for various abortion-related subjects. Many of these searches are for sad reasons, in the early hours of the morning. One that comes to mind right now was "why girlfriend not want sex after abortion".
This young man and his girlfriend, I'm sure, did not have the faintest idea that their abortion would send damaging ripples through their relationship. They both probably thought that the abortion would help their relationship. Now what are they supposed to do? Where can they find appropriate help?
My prayer is that before too long, people won't have to do sad searches on the internet to find out-of-the-way corners like this blog in order to find out that they are not alone.
I also pray that all the men and women out there who are living with the pain of abortion will find their way to help, to grace, to redemption and restoration.