The Pro Life Campaign has welcomed the Women Hurt group launched this week in Ireland. The initiative which was launched on Monday via a nationwide billboard campaign, website and youtube video gives a platform for women who have had abortions to share their stories of how abortion impacted negatively on their lives and how they subsequently sought help and healing. Commenting on the project Dr. Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign said ‘This project gives a face to another side of the abortion story, a side of the story that we don’t often hear – that of women who regret their abortion decision and seek help and healing” She continued “Many of the women whose stories feature on the website www.womenhurt.ie didn’t make a ‘choice’ to have abortions but felt forced to do so because of societal, family or financial pressure. The stories of these women should inform how we approach public policy to ensure that women in crisis pregnancy realise that there are alternatives to abortion and feel supported by their communities.” “I would urge those who are seeking healing after abortion to visit the website at www.womenhurt.ie”, Dr. Cullen concluded
This is very much needed in the pro-life movement. Good on Ireland. Now Canada, which has such ministries, needs to kick it up a notch.