She’s making it safe for women to share the secret of abortion

Cradle My Heart Today | Pat’s story 10-9-2017

What if women could find the help they need after abortion through the local church? Listen now:

That’s the vision Pat Layton has pursued throughout her life after she found healing for an abortion she chose at  age 23.

For seven long years, in the aftermath she wrestled with the pain of her past.

And then God intervened to provide Pat and her husband with a child just barely alive, having been born at 22 weeks.

That gift began Pat’s restoration and healing.

In time with help from her church Pat’s healing found expression through starting a pregnancy help center and a ministry to women impacted by abortion—through local groups meeting in local churches.

“Our challenge,” she says, “is to boldly break the silence and promote forgiveness.”

Breaking the silence may be the hardest part of recovering a healthy spirituality after abortion. But since God already knows all the details of that experience, it must be that he ordains confession for our good.

By finding a special place to share the whole truth and pray for God’s restoration, we find his healing grace.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16

Listen to our interview with Pat here.

Find out more about Surrendering the Secret groups here.

Find more resources for help with unplanned pregnancy and help after abortion at

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Kim Ketola



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