Letter: A voice for the voiceless

Did you know The Choice for Life Society cares for women even after they have had an abortion?

Editor:

Did you know The Choice for Life Society cares for women even after they have had an abortion?

Many women suffer physical and emotional trauma as a result of an abortion. Abortions often cause damage to the cervix making it difficult for women to carry future pregnancies to term. Many women also experience emotional trauma. For some it begins at the time of the abortion. More often it starts much later, at a time when their child would have reached a typical milestone such as entering Kindergarten.

Where can women find emotional healing? There is a local group called Rachel’s Vineyard that put on healing retreats for those who are suffering from post-abortion trauma.

The Choice for Life Society has funds available for this group so that those who are unable to afford the cost of the retreat are still able to attend. Rachel’s Vineyard can be contacted at rvkamloops@yahoo.ca. The Life Chain is an opportunity to raise awareness of what is happening to the preborn and their mothers.

Abortion causes physical and emotional trauma to women. We want women to know there can be healing after an abortion. Abortion also ends the lives of the preborn.

There are 100,000 abortions performed in Canada each year. Canada is the only Western country that has no legal protection for the preborn. There is no law to stop an abortion from being carried out at any time throughout the nine months of pregnancy. We have a responsibility to stand up for the most vulnerable who have no voice but ours. Perhaps if you look into your heart you will find that you, too, are called to be a voice for the voiceless.

Cecilia Schaubroeck

Williams Lake

Editor’s note: Last week, Williams Lake city council denied Schaubroeck’s request to proclaim Celebrate Life Week.