When They Abort Anyway
Written By: Sydna Masse
One of the leading causes of “burn out” in pregnancy center ministry is the discouragement and grief that come when individuals we serve choose abortion despite understanding the emotional, spiritual, psychological and physical consequences of this choice. This common pain is referred to as, “Secondary Abortion PTSD.”
This booklet outlines Sydna Masse’s own personal grief when ministry client’s have chosen abortion and how God touched her heart and helped her grieve these losses. She offers insight in how to process this personal pain as well as an outline of how we can memorialize these lost children and continue to comfort others when they abort.
Topics contained in this booklet include: understanding God’s plan in tragic situations, praising God in spite of what has happened, reinforcing “comfortable memories” in understand that we are not responsible for the choices other people make, realizing our inability to provide ministry to family members, and responding compassionately to the post-abortive after this choice has been made. This is an essential topic to address in pregnancy center training. It is also perfect for anyone involved in a pro-life effort.