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The original focus of After Abortion
was and remains "the ministries, people, and events that focus on the negative emotional and spiritual aftermath of abortion."
About one-third of the visitors--some 100 to 300 women daily--to After Abortion
go there from Google searches, having entered phrases along the lines of "depression after abortion", "suicide after abortion", "trouble coping after abortion"
, and "why does my wife hate me after abortion." After Abortion
offers a place where these seekers can get useful information--the realization that there are resources, others who have gone through the same difficulties, and hope for the future.
But the very nature of abortion issues led to many "sturm und drang"
discussions in our comboxes that detracted from the safety which After Abortion
meant to provide readers to learn about and share their own experiences with post-abortion regret and post-abortion emotional difficulties.
By popular request and common sense, then, Abortion Pundit
started in March 2006 as the politics/law/morality sibling of After Abortion
If it's specifically about, for and/or by women (and men) learning about and/or recovering from the emotional and sometimes physical aftermath of abortion, then it's at After Abortion.
All political/moral/debate/advocacy issues and any other related news and discussion will be here at Abortion Pundit.
actually is more like the fraternal twin of After Abortion
--not identical, but alike--except for the "born at the same time" part.
A note about "religion." Both Emily Peterson and Annie Banno are pro-life Catholics who had abortions in the late 70s and, eventually realizing it was a grievous mistake, started--with help--on the path to recovery from the aftermath. While we freely chose to unapologetically, calmly re-lapse (return) to our faith, we don't initiate discussion of religion, God or the bible as a defense of being pro-life. We know that "religion" isn't equal to or a superset of "morality" and that many fruitful debates are best held without religion as a factor. Since we're able to discuss human life issues without "using religion," it's our hope that pro-choice folks can discuss them without it also.
When challenged with religious questions or statements, we may address them, especially if they make "ASS"es out of "U" and "ME," as Felix Unger once said. But we think all who come here with open minds and thoughtful intelligence will find that we don't "fit the mold" of what many pro-choice folks believe defines every pro-life person.
Commenting Guidelines (also read and abide by The Harris Protocol):
The only difference between this blog's guidelines and those of After Abortion is this:
People can use this blog as a forum to debate the politics, legality and morality of abortion.
FINALLY: Please understand, we will depend on our readers (new and old) to familiarize yourselves with all the guidelines. Or else!
We don't have the bandwidth to handhold anyone who chooses not to, so we may just delete comments that don't abide by our community standards. Please don't be offended; it won't be personal. But we are all grown-ups here and we all can read or we wouldn't be here.
-but mind our rules
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NRO's The Corner ~ Kathryn Jean Lopez links to Ap blog, 1/22/07
Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle: Banno On Boxer and the Illegal Abortion Deaths Urban Legend
Ellen Goodman retraction impetus
~ listed in National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru's book The Party of Death, p. 255, Chap. 3 Endnote #11,   4/2006
"After Abortion,...run by Emily Peterson and Annie Banno, two women who had abortions in the 1970s, ...tries to avoid the political tug-of-war that tends to come with this turf. They concentrate instead on discussing the troubling personal effects of abortion on the mothers." ~ Eric Scheske, Godspy contributing editor, in NC Register's "Signs of Life in the Blogosphere", 2/2006
"Godbloggers could, in the best of worlds, become the new apologists...[including] laymen with day jobs: Emily Peterson and Annie Banno, for instance, at the blog After Abortion..."~ Jonathan V. Last, The Weekly Standard online editor, in First Things's "God on the Internet", 12/2005
Amy Welborn, at BeliefNet, links to AfterAbortion blog's Crime & Abortion Series
COMMENTING   Also see Harris Protocol. Correspondence is bloggable unless requested otherwise.
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"I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion...[many are] aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and [do] not doubt that it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace...You will come to understand that nothing is definitively lost and you will also be able to ask forgiveness from your child..."
Hope after Abortion
Ideas for Healing
Rachel's Vineyard Retreats(non-Christians, even non-religious do attend; they also have interdenominational retreats designed expressly for people of any religion or no religion)
"Entering Canaan" - a ministry of reverence for women and men who suffer following an abortion
Lumina - Hope & Healing After Abortion
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