When the ‘world’s greatest feminist’ went pro-life

Cradle My Heart Today | Catherine’s story

In college, Catherine Adair became pregnant at age 19 and was very happy to welcome a child. Listen now:

But she was forced by those around her to abort.

She immediately suffered sadness and emptiness, and coped with that loss by becoming “the world’s greatest feminist,” she says.

She received a degree in women’s studies, marched in Washington, D.C. to support abortion on demand, and started working at Planned Parenthood as an abortion “counselor.”

Catherine reached a turning point, though, when she filled in for another employee who assisted with second trimester abortions.

The truth exposed, she began to see that mother and child are one.

And she began to pursue her healing through faith in Jesus Christ, as she became as passionate to help other women to make a better choice.

Many believe today that the way for women to gain equality with men is to control reproduction, including abortion rights. Such a view actually diminishes the great dignity and worth God has bestowed on women through motherhood and childbearing. In God’s plan women are supported and upheld to fulfill this vital role in bringing forth new life.

Seeing God’s plan changes our choices in unplanned pregnancy and all of life. If mothering is simply not feasible, kinship care, fostering, and adoption are choices we all can live with.

The pregnancy help movement stands in that supporting role, helping women trust God will see us through to life-affirming choices.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

Find out more about Catherine’s time in the abortion industry and her ministry today in our interview here.

Find resources for help with an unplanned pregnancy and healing after abortion at cradlemyheart.org.

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