Maria’s Story for Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

Maria’s Story for Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

April is Abortion Recovery Awareness month. You might wonder if someone can actually recover spiritually from having an abortion? The answer is: yes. By God’s grace, people who’ve experienced abortion as part of their past can receive profound healing. Let me tell you about one woman we served…

Maria was a leader in a Christian organization and discipled new believers at her church. Deep down, however, she clung to the secret of her past abortions. Maria had endured an abusive childhood. When she grew up, she had not 1, not 2, but 4 abortions.

When Maria became a believer, she asked God to forgive her for taking the lives of her children. But she still carried an almost unbearable sense of guilt. She had not shared her story with anyone except her husband. The day finally came when she knew she needed more healing, and she joined one of our post-abortion Bible studies.

Through the study, Maria worked through the pain she had experienced. She allowed her godly sorrow to turn her toward God, rather than away from Him, and found healing only Jesus could provide. Having the opportunity to confess her abortions to another person and receive prayer for healing allowed Maria to experience enormous freedom. Finally, she did not feel the dread of fearing someone’s response! She felt loved and accepted. Romans 8:1 says, “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.”

Today, Maria is joyful and hopeful, no longer weighted down by guilt and shame. God has gloriously transformed her life! If you or someone you know is struggling with a past abortion decision, caring and compassionate help is available for you today. Please call or text us at 717-279-1525, or connect with us online at