Media Release Sunday 10th May 2015
On this day that we celebrate motherhood let us remember those mothers who have tragically lost a child through abortion. For many, Mother’s day can be a day of great sadness. Mothers never ever forget their child lost in abortion and often experience a lifetime of regret, grief and sorrow. We should acknowledge their pain and share their grief. We should mourn with those that weep.
There are in our community tens of thousands of women who have been deeply wounded by the loss of their child in abortion, they grieve in silence, because our society refuses to acknowledge their pain Many of these women were coerced into having an abortion that they did not want.
Mother’s Day is a beautiful day celebrating the blessings of motherhood. Motherhood commences at conception and from the very moment of the miracle of conception of a new human being in the womb of a woman, that woman is instantly transformed into a mother. There is no greater dignity than this.
On this Mother’s Day it is timely to applaud the truly heroic women in our community who faced with a crisis pregnancy choose life for their child. Many have been abandoned by the father who refuses to accept responsibility for the child they have fathered. These women are the true heroines of our community who deserve our love, gratitude and support.
We tell women lies by telling them that abortion is an essential health service, and that their unborn child is a clump of cells and not a human being.
We are fortunate that there are caring groups in our community that provide post abortion counselling. Many women find the peace of mind and spirit that they long for after receiving this healing counselling.
If we really esteem the dignity of motherhood and value the contribution that mothers make in nurturing our children and building up our community, we will work towards ending the scourge of abortion that kills and then goes on to blight so many of our mothers lives.