I wanted help but the pro-lifers called me a murderer

Postabortion woman  Holly Lewis talked about her abortion:

“Planned Parenthood thought it was best for me to have an abortion so I could go on with my life and not embarrass my family.

I scheduled the abortion, and I remember how cold everyone was.

“Just bring $300 in cash or cashier’s check.”

The day I walked into the clinic, a pro-life group was picketing outside. I prayed one of them would stop me and say everything would be okay, and that they would help me with the baby. Instead they called me a murderer….And afterwards when I came out they were still yelling at me. No one asked, “Can I help you?”

After that my whole life went downhill.… I cut myself off from all my friends and turned away from God. I started to have sexual relationships with every man I met. Then I moved on to married men. I didn’t think they or anyone had the right to have a happy, respectful relationship. I was caught for shoplifting and spent the night in jail. I used drugs and alcohol.”

Eventually, she found healing from her abortion.

Wendy Williams, Ann Caldwell Empty Arms: More Than 60 Life-Giving Stories of Hope from the Devastation of Abortion (Chattanooga, Tennessee: Living Ink Books, 2005) 162-163

The saddest aspect of this story is that abortion protestors/sidewalk counselors could have reached her and helped her choose life, but they called her a murderer instead.

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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