I was in church one day when a friend in her late 20s slipped me a note that said she wanted to speak with me about something that had been weighing on her heart for months. "It's about the A-word," she wrote. I hadn't a clue what she meant by the "A-word," but I gave her a call later that night. Her story was heartbreaking.
"I had an abortion in February, and I feel guilty and ashamed," she said. "I tried telling my mom and the care-group leader at church, but I was afraid." I listened for an hour as she grieved the death of her unborn baby. When it was over, I prayed with my friend and gave her the number to a ministry that offers post-abortion counseling. read more