Building Capacity for Abortion Healing through Collaboration and Creativity

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Lisa Rowe, CEO of Support After Abortion, and Georgette Forney, President of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of Silent No More, discuss the continuing need to integrate abortion healing into the ProLife movement. They also discuss what the future holds for this movement as it continues to heal those impacted by abortion.

Georgette Forney’s passion for the abortion healing began as a result of her own abortion. She states, “God took her painful, shameful experience and turned it around for His purposes.” As she began her work with Anglicans for Life and started to share her story, Georgette encountered many women that she recalls would quietly whisper to her, “me too”, but never would share their full story. She knew from personal experience that the more a man or woman share their story it becomes less about what someone did wrong and more about the healing and mercy they gain. Georgette knew she needed to raise awareness for those impacted by abortion, give them resources to heal, and allow them to share their stories. God put on her heart the need for a network of abortion healing organizations to collaborate and develop best practices. After being patient, and trusting God’s timing, the Abortion Recovery Coalition was created. Together, a network of abortion healing organizations, including Support After Abortion, have come together to develop best practices for abortion healing groups (both in person and virtually), expanded services for men, and services for the grandparents, siblings, and friends also impacted by abortion.

How Collaboration and Creativity will advance the Abortion Healing Movement

Georgette credits Support After Abortion for taking abortion healing to the next level, and increasing the access for future generations to have the healing they need. Both Lisa and Georgette agree that the key to increasing the number of women and men healed from abortion will come with more creativity.

Support After Abortion has started this creative journey, by bringing a play called Viable to cities across the United States. Viable, is a one-act play that dramatically depicts the real life struggle a couple faces being impacted by abortion. It serves as a passionate portrayal of one woman attempting to protect her own emotions amidst decades of being impacted by abortion and finally finding healing in an unexpected and unconventional way.

Support After Abortion is passionate about bringing this play to as many cities as possible and continue to inspire others to join a new movement aimed towards healing men and women impacted by abortion. Through this play, and future live events driven by creative expression, we can continue to connect with the hearts of many who are passionate about serving those who need healing and the millions that need healing the most.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by abortion please know you are not alone. For immediate assistance please call our hopeline at 844-289-HOPE (4673). For more information on the resources and healing we offer please visit us https://supportafterabortion.com.