Many people over the years have asked me this & why I don’t stay quiet…
My answer is simple- because God has told me to speak out.
So many women walk around with shame, regret, & pain from a past abortion. 1 in 3 women in the Church between 15-55 has had an abortion. Christian women!
These women are dying on the inside, tormented by Satan, overwhelmed with fear of judgment if anyone ever found out. Christian post-abortive women tend to understand the forgiveness they have in Christ but have a difficult time forgiving themselves & walking in true healing & freedom.
When I share my story it lets them know they’re not alone. If the Blood of Christ can cleanse me & make me new, it WILL do the SAME for THEM!
How do we defeat Satan?
And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Revelation 12:11a
A couple of years ago I filmed a documentary about Rape Conception. The director of the film sent me this email earlier today:
I just wanted to tell you that Saturday after I left Planned Parenthood a ran into a lady who was probably 70 years old who had an abortion many many years ago. She said that even though she knows that God has forgiven her that she couldnt forgive herself. She said it still haunted her and found herself experiencing deep shame and regret. I shared your words with her from your interview and read Isaiah 43 to her. She had me read it over again as she bowed her head. She looked like an angel when she lifted her head up. She said her heart felt so full of God’s love and mercy that she couldnt understand how her heart could remain in her chest. 😉
I do believe I witnessed a miracle!
When I see God heal someone from the guilt of abortion it makes my heart rejoice even more than when someone chooses life.
Blessings to you precious Sister,
God takes our sins and turns them into testimonies to help others.
Glory to God!!! He takes our ugliest sins & turns them into testimonies to help others! THIS is why I talk about my abortion!
…listen to the LORD who created you…the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine.
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consumeyou.
For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Isaiah 43:1b-3a NLT
Here is a video testimony of my rape & abortion story.
If you are struggling with a past abortion.
If you are struggling with a past abortion I would be honored to talk to you! If you would like to find a post-abortive Bible study near you, check your local pregnancy center or CPC! I went through Surrendering The Secret (aff link) and HIGHLY recommend it, but encourage you to walk through healing with a group. It’s safe and confidential. Be sure to check out the STS website for more information!
There is COMPLETE healing in Christ!
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You can hear more of Ashley’s story and some encouraging words on The Whole House Podcast:
I’m a self-professed dork who loves sharing the Gospel and digging deeper into Scripture! I want to live my life in such a way it inspires others to passionately seek Jesus and have Lively Faith.
I’m a happily married homeschooling momma to four blessings who runs on Holy Spirit power, coffee, and laughter. I enjoy good books, yummy tacos, Crossfit, and cheesy jokes. I might be a tad too sarcastic at times. I think I’m absolutely hilarious though! What can I say? Sanctification is a process and God totally has a sense of humor.
I speak fluently in sarcasm, puns, and FRIENDS references. I would love to tour the Holy Land and move to the fictional town of Stars Hollow to plant a church!