When a Christian chooses abortion

Cradle My Heart Radio welcomes Sheila Harper the week of June 21, 2015

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Sheila Harper

Sheila Harper

Having Christian faith is no guarantee that you won’t ever choose abortion.

But acting against your own beliefs can make recovery that much more challenging.

Sheila Harper knows this firsthand. Although she had a difficult early childhood, including the death of her mother in a car accident which almost took Sheila’s life when she was four years old, she eventually came to know love and acceptance in the home of her aunt and uncle. She was a good student and fit the image of the good girl. When she got to college, however, poor choices led to an untimely pregnancy. Knowing it was wrong, and against the wishes of her boyfriend, Sheila chose abortion.

Many years of self-destructive behavior followed. Sheila abused drugs, amassed spiralling credit card debts, became promiscuous, and even attempted suicide. But eventually Sheila returned to faith and found healing within her local church.

Her joy was so great that she wanted everyone to experience the freedom in Christ she’d found.

Out of that experience, Sheila started Save One. What began as a Bible study at her church grew to an international outreach now operating in 16 countries. Save One is unique in its approach of serving both men and women with equal emphasis.

From Sheila’s bio:

Sheila Harper is the Founder and President of SaveOne, (www.saveone.org) an international outreach ministry for men and women suffering in silence after an abortion. She is currently studying to obtain her Master’s degree in biblical counseling and is the author of five books, “SaveOne-A Guide to Emotional Healing after Abortion” which has been translated and distributed in ten languages. “SaveOne-The Men’s Study”, “May I Have This Dance? A Journal through Pregnancy”, “Survivor” which is her personal story of abortion, and “Is There Not a Cause?” which is her most recent book.
SaveOne currently has 165 chapters in sixteen countries. Sheila has traveled the world speaking on the topic of abortion recovery as well as training abortion recovery leaders and facilitators.
After enduring seven years of personal anguish over choosing abortion, she found restoration and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Sheila has two awesome sons, and now lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, Jack Harper who pastors CrossRoads Church in Antioch, TN.


Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion provides affirmation and hope after abortion from the Scriptures. Here are more resources for help and healing. If you are pregnant and need free, confidential help call 1-800-712-HELP. If you’ve had an abortion and need immediate help call 1-866-482-LIFE.

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