Abortion recovery belongs in church

Cradle My Heart Today | Pat’s story 1-15-18

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

Pat Layton

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 cradlemyheart.org.

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    January 16, 2018

    Hi, my name is Jill, I have been facilitating post abortion bible studies for 15 years. I too am healed from a past abortion. Gen 50:20. I am one of the founders of a Pregnancy Center Oasis of Hope in Medina, Ohio. My full time job is at a Christian radio station in Independence, Ohio. I yearn to get the healing/hope message of abortion into the churches. I also would love to get the message out there on the radio. Please email me so we can talk. God Bless you

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      Kim Ketola

      January 16, 2018

      Will do, Jill. Thanks for getting in touch!



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