Abortion is not empowering. I know, because I had one.

As women, our brains are wired to nurture the new life in our body. I fell in love the second I became pregnant. As hormones change during pregnancy, the body is preparing for motherhood physically, mentally, and emotionally. When a woman starts considering abortion, she then has to deny what the body is naturally doing. This is when denial begins. Denial of the child’s life, that he or she truly is an innocent and dependent human being.

This denial continues after an abortion is completed. Denial of grief because she doesn’t want to admit to herself there was actually a life lost. Post-abortive women will bury those thoughts with whatever they can. Data on post-abortive women demonstrate that substance abuse, depression, suicide, and a host of other problems often follow an abortion.