Friday, January 22, 2010

Forgiveness After an Abortion

"For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

"I acknowledged my sin to you,
and did not cover my iniquity;
I said, 'I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,'
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin" (Psalm 32:3-5).

Today is the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion throughout the nation. Nearly 50 million legal abortions have taken place since this day in 1973.

I have been thinking about the women (and men) who are living with the guilt of taking the lives of their children before birth. Millions of people have been living with the need for forgiveness.

For anyone in this situation, Randy Alcorn has a helpful piece dealing with the subject at

Also, you may find some helpful Scriptures dealing with sin, grace, forgiveness, and a new life at

1 comment:

chris griffin said...

Abortion is the same sin as Satin since she is a murderer from the beginning of her baby's life. And the same sin as Judas since she betrayed innocent blood and the same sin as Cain since she murdered her baby. GEN 4:10 says her baby's blood cries out to God for vengeance. True repentance is very hard and very rare.