My sister had an abortion years ago. When asked about it, she will say something like “she didn’t have any choice,” but she clearly yearns to have children and is often sad and depressed, especially around the anniversary of her abortion. She finds it difficult to attend the annual Sanctity of Life Sunday service at her church. How can I help her?
It is not uncommon for women to regret their abortions or to be especially depressed around the anniversary date of their abortion. Does her church have any connections to after-abortion healing programs, like Rachel’s Vineyard or Forgiven and Set Free? If not, there are a number of excellent healing programs that can help her grieve and find forgiveness for her abortion. You can find a healing program in her area with this zip code search.