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Beautiful poem gives hopeful voice to post-abortive suffering and shame

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The emotional and spiritual pain that women experience after abortion is something that abortion-advocates want to keep buried. Women are told that they will simply “get over it”.

Well, they don’t. Ever.

Yet, many post-abortive women arise from the ashes of their shattering choice and find ways to communicate their deep wells of pain, loss, and grief. Their only desire is to spare their sisters from making the same mistake. In this they find healing and peace.

The following poem by Amanda Lewanski is making the rounds in social media. Ghost in the House, written in 2000, sensitively reveals the brokenness of a post-abortive woman who experiences a beautiful relationship with her aborted child grow “more real”, but only through the lives of her subsequent children.

The poem gives voice to the reality experienced by many post-abortive women, namely that a child lost through abortion can never ever be forgotten.

The poem is a haunting warning to anyone who might council a woman to abort with the words, “You will get over it in time.”

A sense of hope surges through the poem’s last stanza. The woman’s relationship with her aborted baby may have been damaged, but it is not lost.

If you, dear reader, have had an abortion and are experiencing depression, feelings of unworthiness, feeling guilt, anger, shame or sorrow in relation to your abortion, using drugs or alcohol in order to cope, having abortion related nightmares, dreams or flashbacks, healing is real and it is available.


Ghost in the House

by Amanda Lewanski, ©2000

Come, child. It's evening. Come to me
And sit with me once more.
Let's rock here while the others sleep.
Let's see-your sister's four;
The baby is three months today;
Your little brother's two,
And I have not decided if I'll tell them about you.

And you, you would be eight this year.
I do not know your name.
The color of your eyes, or hair,
Or where, or how, to blame.
The fear was all, the fear of change,
For I saw change as loss.
Against my dreams, my plans, my life
You seemed so small a cost,
Not knowing how your presence
Altered how I felt and thought,
Not knowing how you changed me
In the mix the hormones brought.
And you were not a child to me
But sickness, pain, and fear-
But oh, I know, I know you now,
Now that these three are here!
Your scent, your weight within my arms,
Your head upon my breast-
I did not know these things when I decided what was best.

And I am lost and so confused
And don't know how to feel,
For you, who were an illness,
Every year become more real;
Your sister and your brothers,
They proclaim you as they grow.
They make it harder still to face
The coldest truth I know:
That knowing-feeling-only
What I knew and felt back then,
I cannot say I would not make
This saddest choice again.
Oh! My little lost unknown,
My first and neverborn,
Forgive the ignorance that sent you
To the dark, unmourned!

And no, it isn't every day
I find your shadow here;
Most times I'm far too busy
For reflection or for tears,
But sometimes, when the children sleep
And I have time alone,
I sit down in the dark, and rock,
And bring my baby home.

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‘Kid President’ gets it right in letter to new-born baby (VIDEO)

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If every person had the attitude of this kid towards new life, then believe me there would never be another abortion. Ever. Again.

“And you, you’re awesome. You’re made that way!”

“You’re made from love, to be loved, to spread love!”

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This kid has it spot on. Well done.

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Unborn had ‘right to live’ and ‘strict’ protections in ancient Persia: journal

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Abortion advocates turning to history in an attempt to find justifications for the killing of children in the womb will have to skip over the entire history of ancient Persia it appears.

According to a study released last year by the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, Ancient Persians saw abortion as murder, as “cutting off the roots of life and the most important blessing of God.”

“Therefore, in their view, abortion equalled murder, and both doctors and priests condemned it,” the study, titled An investigation into the ancient abortion laws: comparing ancient Persia with ancient Greece and Rome, found.

So much did the Persians value the “foetus as a living person equal to others” that they did not even have a rape or sexual abuse exception. Abortion in every case was “considered to be a murder” and due punishments were “meted out to the mother, father, and the person performing it.”

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The authors conclude: “In ancient Persia, even the foetus had the right to live, and governments designed strict laws to protect it.”

“Severe and equal punishment for all persons involved in abortion and the measures as well as supporting laws to protect the wellbeing of the mother and child suggest that the aim of Persian legislation was to prevent abortion…”

How awesome is that?!

See full study here.

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Heartbreaking photo: Young girl covers her eyes as nude men walk past during Gay Pride Parade

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Warning: Some people may find the images in this blog post disturbing. Viewer discretion advised.

Earlier this week, our managing editor Steve Jalsevac published a slideshow with his photos from the 2011 Toronto Gay Pride Parade. Many of the photos were shocking. But one commenter pointed out a detail in one photo that many people probably missed. 

The photo says it all: Naked men marching in Toronto’s Pride parade, showcasing what supporters cheer on as the advancement of “gay rights” and “sexual liberation.” The naked men march past men, women, and yes even children. Everyone is encouraged to celebrate “diversity.”

Oh, but what’s this? A young girl with blond hair in a turquoise teeshirt knows that something is wrong.

The girl, maybe 8 or 9, doesn’t want to see naked men displaying their genitals. She feels assaulted by what she sees. She implicitly understands that her innocence is threatened by what she sees. She knows something wrong is happening.

She does the most natural thing: She hides her face in her hand to protect herself. She doesn't want to see the genitals of naked men.

Who will save the children?

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