If You’ve Had an Abortion But Never Told Anyone

by SarahMae | October 20, 2016 9:59 pm

 

I had an abortion when I was 16. You can read my story here[1] or listen to it here[2].

Every time I speak and share my story, women come up to me afterwards and tell me their abortion stories, and then they tell me how they’ve never told anyone. I have had 70 year old women tell me they’ve never told.

So here’s what I want to do: If you’ve ever had an abortion and have never processed through it or told your story, and you want to tell it, tell me. Email me at sarahmaewrites (at) gmail.com. I will read it and I will sit with you in it, holding space for you and praying for you.

I want to offer you a safe place to share your story and get it out of you. There is something in the writing of our story that offers some freedom. It doesn’t replace counseling, which I highly recommend for post-abortive women, but it does offer a valuable form of processing and releasing. I want to see you free, and this might be a start.

Abortion is complicated and heart-wrenching and confusing. Many women who have had abortions just aren’t even sure how to face it or process it. If you feel that way, you are not alone.

If you need to tell, I’ll listen.

Love to you, Sarah Mae

freeindeed

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Endnotes:
  1. here: http://sarahmae.com/abortion/
  2. here: http://www.storyofmydeath.com/episode-05-sarahs-story/

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