God’s Purpose in Abortion Pain

"I've confessed my sin, Sydna, to you and God," the woman outlined. "I’ve attended a weekend abortion recovery retreat as well. Why isn't the pain gone now? Why isn’t God healing me faster?"...
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God’s Purpose in Abortion Pain

"I've confessed my sin, Sydna, to you and God," the woman outlined. "I’ve attended a weekend abortion recovery retreat as well. Why isn't the pain gone now? Why isn’t God healing me faster?" Post-abortive women often spend a lot of emotional energy in denying or...

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You Never Know Whose Listening

Missing from the mix are the voices of tens of millions who are shattered deeply by the loss of their child(ren). These hearts absorb the murderer/killer title with great shame and guilt. Locked in silent prisons of pain, they reach judgmental conclusions about themselves and believe the worst – that they have committed the unforgivable sin.

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5 Types of Anger After Abortion

Anger typically surrounds women before and after their abortion. Anger assists in addressing – or covering up – typical after abortion emotions like fear, guilt, longing, frustration, or hopelessness.

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Ongoing Grief After Abortion

God created tears to help us heal. Tears have a biological purpose in helping cleanse our bodies of toxins. There is also a whole book of the Bible on grief – Lamentations – that outlines crying is good for us, whenever it arrives.

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5 Burdens of Abortion

Abortion impacts a woman’s body, soul and mind. The simple fact that post-abortive women rarely share this truth with others confirms that abortion often has unseen consequences.

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6 Ways Abortion Can Impact the Family

Abortion impacts everyone, whether they know it or not. It is a choice that influences not only the woman but also everyone related to them. If someone you know changes their behavior overnight – and seems to become someone else – suspect they may have chosen abortion.

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4 Costs of Sharing an Abortion Secret

Today there are active efforts by pro-choice and pro-life groups to encourage women to share their abortion stories. Twitter campaigns like #shoutyourabortion and #1in3 are designed to NORMALIZE an abortion experience and reduce any related stigma. Sadly, in sharing this tale prior to God’s healing, more trauma can result for everyone involved.

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5 Spiritual Weights of Abortion

In leaving the abortion clinic, typically one is dead and the other is wounded. It makes no difference that the abortion was a “legal” choice. The end result is the death of a living child. Because that life was voluntarily surrendered, abortion has a different impact on a woman’s heart at a spiritual level.

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Postpartum Depression After Abortion

Abortion clearly involves giving birth. It obviously involves the loss of a child. However you view the abortion issue, there is no denying that this form of voluntary child loss has a physical impact on the women that choose it.

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Abortion’s Fake News

At the time, I was offered the fake news that abortion was safe and legal. It was my right as a woman to control my body. It would even make my life better by allowing me to erase this mistake and have a do-over. They said there was plenty of time to make other choices.

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The Emotional Impact of Aborting Imperfect Humans

Many fetal abnormalities are discovered later in the pregnancy. Most are referred to the local abortion clinic for this procedure. Once there, they sit among women like myself who chose to abort for different reasons. Aborting a wanted child in such a situation bears its own form of trauma.

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Adele, Abortion and Motherhood

Could there be a scientific reason for the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual pain that can result after abortion?

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Abortion: Heaven’s Hope

“You aren’t giving women the hope of seeing their children in heaven, are you, Sydna?” an abortion recovery leader probed me during an initial conversation in my first years in ministry.  “Scripture isn’t clear that the destination of aborted souls...
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Why Didn’t God Stop Me?

“I asked God to stop me if aborting wasn’t His will for my life. When He didn’t, I felt it was okay. Why didn’t He stop me, Sydna?” the post-abortive woman asked. Many faith-based hearts prayed before they aborted, asking for God to intervene if...
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#PPShooting – Rescue at Planned Parenthood

“Everyone needs to remain calm, keep your heads low and follow me to the buses,” the Colorado Springs police officer told us before our evacuation from a lock-down situation at work.  “Our officers have formed a human shield to make sure you all...
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4 Male Mindsets that Influence Abortion

A woman cannot get pregnant alone. Society often places the entire responsibility for an abortion choice on the mother who walked into the clinic. Yet for every aborted child, there is a father who may or may not have been involved in their child’s death.

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Forgiving Myself for Aborting My Child

“There is no sin that God can’t forgive – even abortion,” Dr. James Dobson outlined during my first day working at Focus on the Family in October of 1991. “The problem may be you don’t forgive yourself, and you may need help.” His simple point was...
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Myth #3: I’m the Only One That Feels This Way!

A post-abortive person’s heart can be split – before and after the abortion.   Every element of my life changed when my child died in that Indianapolis abortion clinic in 1981.  Immediately I felt like no one could understand me.  My vow that “no...
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#ShoutYourAbortion Consequences

Planned Parenthood’s recent encouragement to women to tweet their abortion truth using #ShoutYourAbortion will have a long lasting impact not only on the women who responded but also on many families who will read, with horror, about the death of a...
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Forbidden Grace: Russian Evangelism and Post-Abortive Misery

“This is the place where we do the great evil. Will God ever forgive us?” the Russian nurse commented as she opened a large door to her hospital’s abortion area for Ramah’s visiting ministry team.

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5 Ways Siblings of Aborted Children Suffer

Abortion changes everything. In leaving an abortion clinic, one is dead while the mother is typically wounded in some way. Initially, family members endure the brunt of the emotional, spiritual and psychological fall out. Many have no idea an abortion has occurred.

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8 Common Triggers of After Abortion Pain

For those experiencing Abortion PTSD, it is normal for sights, sounds, smells and even feelings they encountered during the time of their abortion decision to ignite memories they are working to forget.

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Making Abortion Unthinkable

The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades. The abortion rate for 2013 was half the rate recorded in 1980. The CDC tallied 664,435 abortions in 2013, discovering that the abortion rate was down 20 percent from 2004.

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5 Types of Anger After Abortion

Anger typically surrounds women before and after their abortion. Anger assists in addressing – or covering up – typical after abortion emotions like fear, guilt, longing, frustration, or hopelessness.

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#PregnancyCenters – Walking Among Heroes

Last month I walked among an amazing group of heroes at the 2015 CareNet conference. Pregnancy center personnel from all over the nation gathered for encouragement, to learn new things and to be revived in their work for life. I wouldn’t call...
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Paralyzing Post-Abortive Shame

If one third of American women have experienced abortion, why is it that you rarely hear anyone confess to this choice?   Abortion is typically cloaked in secrecy.  Post-abortive silence speaks volumes about the post-abortive shame that is often...
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A Simple Question – “Number of Pregnancies?”

I was hesitant to share my abortion secret with anyone — especially a physician. However, fear of condemnation and my own shame never over-ruled my conscience and I was normally truthful.

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5 Stages of Denial After Abortion

Every time the word “abortion” is overheard by a post-abortive heart, a trigger of abortion pain can be unleashed. This simple phrase rarely brings any joy to those considering its ramifications. Any one related to a post-abortive person can watch our transformation from blindness on this topic simply by watching our body language and listening to our conversation. Here are five common stages of post-abortive denial…

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Aborting a Millennial

Signs bearing the message, “We are the pro-life generation that will abolish abortion!” will be in full view in Washington this week.  Members of the millennial audience, or Generation Y, are expected to turn out in record number for this year’s...
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Missing Women

Imagine the bus or the subway or the car that takes you to work, then erase the females commuting alongside you. Erase your wife and your daughter. Or erase yourself. Imagine this and you come close to picturing the problem.

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Abortion Clinics and Restaurants: The Obvious Benefits of Health Inspections

Have you ever endured food poisoning after eating out at a restaurant?  One Illinois buffet sickened an entire team of Ramah trainers before a conference.  The common denominator was the ranch dressing at the salad bar.  For those of us who...
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How Washington and the Media Impact Post-Abortive Hearts

There is clear reason for alarm. The U.S. government seems adamant in expanding abortion rights at a level we never anticipated – both here and around the world.

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A Novel Approach to Abortion

“Get. Out.” She slammed the door shut again and waited until his footsteps echoed off the last of the wood risers below. Crumbling to the floor, she let the sobs loose. Life had been better when she’d kept her heart on ice.

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Dislodging America’s Abortion Pain

Today we stand, waiting in deeper faith than ever before, anticipating a whole new civil rights battle, designed to reduce America’s horrific involvement in the systematic destruction of the lives of our tiniest citizens. But we can’t do it alone!

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Mom, What’s Abortion?

With the approaching battle in Congress to remove Planned Parenthood funding, parents need to be prepared to answer this question from their children. Whether you have experienced an abortion or not, educating our children about abortion’s devastation will help ENSURE they never make such a choice.

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Abortion’s Fake News

At the time, I was offered the fake news that abortion was safe and legal. It was my right as a woman to control my body. It would even make my life better by allowing me to erase this mistake and have a do-over. They said there was plenty of time to make other choices.

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The Benefits of Grief

Over the years I have met a handful of women who truly did heal from this pain miraculously. I’ve never doubted anyone healing initially. God clearly can do anything He wants to do. But this “instant healing” is rare.

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Exposing Abortion PTSD Triggers at Planned Parenthood

“That was the Planned Parenthood where I learned about my unplanned pregnancy in 1981,” I pointed out to Sarah Buler as we looked out the window of the Alternatives of Kalamazoo pregnancy center in Michigan two weeks ago. Over the years, I have...
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6 Ways to Compassionately Address a Past Abortion

When someone confesses an abortion secret, they typically are searching for help. Maybe they want to know if they did the right thing. Others test the waters to see if you will judge them.

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5 Spiritual Weights of Abortion

In leaving the abortion clinic, typically one is dead and the other is wounded. It makes no difference that the abortion was a “legal” choice. The end result is the death of a living child. Because that life was voluntarily surrendered, abortion has a different impact on a woman’s heart at a spiritual level.

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Dismantling Denial After Abortion

“Will this affect me, emotionally or psychologically?” I asked the attendant at the abortion clinic before signing their required intake forms. She responded almost with glee, “Oh no.  It’s just a blob of tissue.  This will make your life better! ...
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Why Women Choose Abortion Over Adoption

Just reading the word “adoption” filled me with fear of the long-term pain associated with never knowing what happened to my child. Envisioning my baby being ripped from my arms and given to strangers was too much to consider. Abortion seemed far easier in my teenage logic.

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The Human Face of Abortion

For most of us who made this choice, this is a secret we dare not share. If people – even loved ones – knew about our abortion decision, they would not like us, love us, or associate with us.

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Damaging Messages #3: What Not to Say to Post-Abortive People

#3 - Don't Say – Did you know you lost a blob of tissue/baby/child/zygote/fetus/embryo? Many people have the urge to “set us straight” about our abortion loss. Please understand that our level of healing cannot be judged by our reactions to these...
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You Never Know Whose Listening

Missing from the mix are the voices of tens of millions who are shattered deeply by the loss of their child(ren). These hearts absorb the murderer/killer title with great shame and guilt. Locked in silent prisons of pain, they reach judgmental conclusions about themselves and believe the worst – that they have committed the unforgivable sin.

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I Can Hear You: How Post-Abortive People Feel When Called a Murderer or Killer

The caller shouted in my ear, “How dare she compare her loss to my miscarriage. After all, she MURDERED her child!” No one had ever attacked me in such a way during a radio interview. The conversation up until that point with the show’s host and...
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Abortion and Sexual Abuse

Sexual trafficking ministries have long understood the connection between abortion and sexual abuse. For those caught in the web of sexual slavery, abortion is a well-used financial tool for traffickers. Those that escape that imprisonment often report multiple forced abortion experiences.

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When A Christian Aborts

I continued, “In 2014, 24% of abortion patients were Catholic, 17% were mainline Protestant, 13% were evangelical Protestant and 8% identified with some other religion. Churched women are more likely to abort due to shame issues.”

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8 Reasons Women Abort Again and Again

When God makes the reality of abortion obvious to a post-abortive soul, many feel they deserve incarceration – even the death penalty. Sadly, the worst prisons can be in our own minds.

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Eight Lies About Abortion

Abortion seemed like a lie worth believing when I discovered my unplanned pregnancy in my local Planned Parenthood office at 19 years of age.  The falsehoods Planned Parenthood sold to me that day would reverberate in my life forever.  Sadly, I...
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Discovering Amazing Faith in the Midst of Life’s Storms

This past summer our family was forced to file for personal bankruptcy. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill may be a memory to most of you but we will always remember it as the tool God used to move us out of Florida.

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5 Ways to Heal Grandparent Pain After Abortion

“I feel like I’m in a grief pit with no way out and no one to talk to,” the grandparent of an aborted child painfully outlined. “I don’t even have a right to say I’m a grandmother.”

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4 Stages of After Abortion Sadness

It is normal for human beings to avoid or deny sad feelings. Few actively embrace sorrow after abortion due to the fear that their tears could result in depression that could lead to suicide. We then miss the results of embracing sorrow, outlined in Psalm 126:5-6 (NIV) – Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy…

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The Traumatic Impact of Medication Abortion

Unlike a surgical abortion procedure, the mother will likely view a tiny human when it passes out of her uterus.

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I Would Have Marched in a Pink Pussy-Cat Hat

Many souls wearing pink pussy-cat hats on Saturday’s march were likely post-abortive. No one defends abortion like those who have chosen it – at least, initially. Anger is typically a necessary element of any abortion rights protests.

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Forgiving Jane Roe – Abortion’s Secondary Impact

“Can I have a cigarette first?” Norma McCorvey, the infamous “Jane Roe” in the Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion in America, stood next to me behind the stage. Her request outlined her apprehension of what would happen over the next five minutes.

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And The Bride Wore White…

I want to invite you into one of the most private moments of my life. It was the moment my life was sliced in two, if you will. I say it was sliced into two because the person I was before this moment was drastically different from the person I quickly became for many years to come.

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Mile Marker 223 – South of Birmingham

The vehicle then cut across our traffic lane ahead of us and hit the right embankment very hard. As Tom pulled our car to a stop, we watched this automobile flip two times and come to a grinding thud less than 25 yards in front of us.

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6 Impacts of Abortion on the Family

When I decided to abort, I captured the false promise that afterwards I could go on as if nothing happened. The choice seemed the best for everyone involved – particularly my family. I believed this choice would afford both myself, my present and future family several advantages.

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Does Post-Abortion Syndrome Exist?

One of the biggest battles in the abortion issue has been over whether or not post-abortion syndrome (PAS), a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it relates to abortion, really exists among women who have made this choice.

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#1in3 Abortion’s Broken Women

C.S. Lewis once said, “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” When it comes to a past abortion, embracing a recovery class seems like an agonizing concept but it...
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8 Things Not to Say to a Post-Abortive Individual

Abortion has become a common American experience. Just because we, the post-abortive, don’t talk about it doesn’t mean it’s not impacting us.

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After Abortion Segregation

“She became a completely different person overnight,” the caller outlined about her daughter. “I read your blog and believe that she may have chosen abortion.” Abortion changes everything, whether the mother or father knows it or not.

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Myths Post-Abortive People Can Believe: #2 Pro-lifers are my Enemy

Myth #2 – Pro-lifers are my Enemy Many post-abortive individuals report they are apprehensive of judgment and rejection from pro-life individuals specifically.  Most relay they feel more comfortable and secure around pro-choice individuals as they...
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Abortion, Immigration and the American Dream

“You are my dreams fulfilled, Sydna,” my Irish maternal grandfather announced upon meeting me at 5 years old. “You are my American grandchild, a citizen of the land flowing with milk and honey!” In last week's Republican debate, history was made...
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God’s Purpose in Abortion Pain

"I've confessed my sin, Sydna, to you and God," the woman outlined. "I’ve attended a weekend abortion recovery retreat as well. Why isn't the pain gone now? Why isn’t God healing me faster?" Post-abortive women often spend a lot of emotional energy...
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Remembering Aborted Children: His Name is Jesse!

“Trust us,” my abortion recovery leader requested. “A memorial service for your aborted child will be a healing experience.” With each video release about Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted baby body parts from the Center for Medical Progress,...
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Dreams After Abortion

“But I aborted to be able to finish college,” the post-abortive woman outlined in her message.  “Now I can’t even move.  I’m in deep depression, have failed two classes and I want to know what is wrong with me!  I can’t see how any of this relates...
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#AbortionDistortion – 95% Do Not Regret Their Abortions

Planned Parenthood's touting a July, 2015 Plos One research study that,“examined women’s emotions and reports of whether the abortion decision was the right one for them.”  Based on the lack of obvious regret among a tiny sample of women,...
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Justice After Abortion

“I must have been sleeping for the last ten years,” the caller screamed.  “I’ve been blinded to the horrors of my own abortion.  I lived in denial that has evaporated.  I don’t need healing.  I need to end this horror for other women by working to...
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Abortion: A Special Place in Hell

Madeleine Albright apologized in the NY Times this weekend for her February 5, 2016 statement supporting Hillary Clinton, where she outlined, “There is a special place in hell for women that don't help each other.”   Albright’s comment struck a...
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Elements of Abortion PTSD: Replacing a Lost Child After Abortion

Anxiety over fertility and childbearing issues is a common element of Abortion PTSD. Some women maintain a fear that they might never again become pregnant.

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“Is Abortion a Sin?”

I was a Christian when I entered an abortion clinic. My boyfriend and I were both pastor’s kids. Our sexual relationship was obviously sinful but I could rationalize it because everyone was doing it. That began a habit of sin justification that led to my child’s eventual demise.

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4 Ways Abortion Wounds Women

Abortion impacts a woman’s body, soul and mind. The simple fact that she will rarely share this truth with others confirms that abortion often has unseen consequences. Abortion is also a difficult truth to harbor in a heart.

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Addressing Abortion Clinic Verbal Abuse

"I can’t go to that pregnancy center for abortion recovery. It’s right next to the Right to Life offices and I’m scared of those people,” the young caller outlined when I gave her a referral for an abortion recovery program in her area. She went on...
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Abortion’s Bloodguilt: He Died for That!

“God cannot forgive my abortion sin, Sydna,” a post-abortive woman concluded during a phone conversation.  “The blood of my child will always be on my hands!” This is a common illogical mindset among post-abortive hearts.  When we confess, many...
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8 Strategies to Tame Triggers of After Abortion Pain

Triggers of Abortion PTSD often arrive unexpectedly, activating a deep and forgotten pain. Since many post-abortive people work to forget this choice, the spark of these triggers can send them into a whirlwind of emotional anxiety.

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Doritos Superbowl Ad Breaks Abortion Denial

NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) is angry that during the 50th Superbowl, @Doritos used what they call, "an #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses," by featuring  an ultrasound of an unborn baby moving in the womb. NARAL knows...
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Damaging Messages #1: What Not to Say to Post-Abortive People

A large percentage of women (and men) feel clear relief after an abortion because their unplanned pregnancy has been “resolved.” Many go on for decades without even thinking about that choice.

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4 Costs of Sharing an Abortion Secret

Today there are active efforts by pro-choice and pro-life groups to encourage women to share their abortion stories. Twitter campaigns like #shoutyourabortion and #1in3 are designed to NORMALIZE an abortion experience and reduce any related stigma. Sadly, in sharing this tale prior to God’s healing, more trauma can result for everyone involved.

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The REAL War on Women

“Why would I want to hold your hand?” I naively responded to the “nurse” at the abortion clinic as she helped me onto the surgical table. Her matter-of-fact response sent chills through my body, “Because you didn’t pay extra for anesthesia so this...
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Stranger at the Abortion Clinic

“This is an abortion clinic! What is she doing here?” I thought upon noticing a stranger entering the room.  “She does not look like a person who should be having an abortion.” The woman resembled a preppy teenager with short red hair and clear...
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4 Ways to Address Holiday Pain After Abortion

Every holiday season is filled with reminiscences of celebrations with family and friends, many of whom have gone ahead of us to Heaven. Christmas celebrates God sending His own Son to Earth through a teenage unwed mother. That story, in itself, can trigger unresolved abortion pain.

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Ramah International 2016 Ministry Update

Sydna Masse provides an update on the ministry accomplishments of Ramah International in 2016 along with plans for ministry advancement in 2017.

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Postpartum Depression After Abortion

Abortion clearly involves giving birth. It obviously involves the loss of a child. However you view the abortion issue, there is no denying that this form of voluntary child loss has a physical impact on the women that choose it.

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5 Steps to Begin Healing After Abortion

After abortion, many come to a point of asking themselves, "Okay, so I had an abortion. But that is in the past. Do I really need to be healed?" Some women seemingly never need to work through any kind of healing process. But for many, the memory...
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Understanding Abortion’s Wounded Women: The Post-Abortive Impact of Planned Parenthood’s Undercover Videos

“You’re pregnant!” the Planned Parenthood "counselor" in Kalamazoo, Michigan announced to me in August, 1981. I was just 19 years old, preparing for my sophomore year at a Christian college. Instantly, my whole world shattered. Abortion was the...
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#1in3Speaks Increasing Abortion’s Stigma

“No one will ever have to know you were pregnant,” the orderly at my abortion clinic outlined dryly. “You can go on with your life as if nothing ever happened!” I absorbed her comments, working to believe her. She “sold” my abortion as something...
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The Dynamics of God’s Love

Many of us who have been raised in traumatic circumstances have a hard time understanding the nature of love. “God is love.” What does that mean? I spent a great deal of my life fearing God, particularly so after my abortion.

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Abortion’s Anniversary Anguish

Anniversary pain can be focused on the date of the abortion or the due date of the aborted child. When these dates resurface, unknown sorrow can result. Many times there is relief in understanding that this pain has a source.

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The Undeniable Stigma of Abortion

Abortion stigma for me began the moment I realized I was pregnant.  In even considering an abortion, many women cross the line of their own personal conscience. One step can lead to another until you are quickly “pregnant no more.” It is nearly...
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God’s Forgiveness After Abortion

"The pastor said my abortion is an unforgivable sin because I blasphemed the Holy Spirit in rejecting His gift of life,” a post-abortive woman outlined in an e-mail message.  “There is no hope for me to ever enter Heaven, Sydna, right?” The wounded...
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Myths Post-Abortive People Can Believe: #1 Abortion is Unforgivable

Post-abortive individuals often view their choice to abort as unforgivable in the eyes of God. Many also struggle in forgiving others who participated in their abortion choice.

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Traumatizing Tears After Abortion

“Sydna, I’m afraid that if I cry for my aborted child, I won’t be able to stop,” my lunch partner confessed. “I’m not suicidal at all. I just want to go to Heaven and hold my baby.  I felt this way when my mother died!  I missed her so much!”...
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Intimate Abortion Involvement: The Secondary Impact of Abortion PTSD

Rarely will a woman confess to a past abortion. Even more uncommon is for involved friends or family members to bring up the topic afterwards.

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Good Grief: Mourning After Abortion

“I can’t stop crying, Sydna,” the caller outlined. “All I can think about is the child I lost 20 years ago.  What’s happening to me?  Am I going crazy?” While abortion is a death experience, rarely do post-abortive people give themselves permission...
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8 Forms of Childhood Strife That Impact Abortion

Family histories that include abortion often contain many other traumatic events. Unplanned pregnancy often results during deep family strife as one generation significantly impacts another. These strife cycles cascade down the family line often ending in a generational circle of discord. Since one generation clearly impacts another, abortion decisions are often repeated down a family line.

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Ongoing Grief After Abortion

God created tears to help us heal. Tears have a biological purpose in helping cleanse our bodies of toxins. There is also a whole book of the Bible on grief – Lamentations – that outlines crying is good for us, whenever it arrives.

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3 Common Mindsets After Abortion

Post-abortion healing often begins when post-abortive women take the tentative step to exit their self-imposed prisons of secrecy to reach out for help. I will never forget the day I summoned the courage to open a booklet entitled, Identifying and Overcoming Post-Abortion Syndrome.

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Adele, Motherhood and Abortion

“When I became a parent, I felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn’t,” singer Adele confessed in a March, 2016 Vogue article. At 27 years old, this very successful woman simply stated the truth – she was enjoying life...
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Silent No More: Sharing the Secret of Abortion

It was a lonely spot being one of the first women to pioneer sharing an abortion testimony on a public platform. When I taped my first broadcast for a major Christian ministry in 1992, I had just opened my heart to look at my past abortion pain....
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8 Reasons Post-Abortive Women Cannot Be Researched

Imagine receiving a call from a survey company who asks, “Has anyone in your home experienced abortion?” If you are post-abortive, would you answer affirmatively?  Likely not! Women are typically hesitant to reveal they have made this choice to...
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Abortion In our Midst: Helping Post-Abortive Individuals Discover God’s Healing

One third of all American women are post-abortive. You encounter us – in supermarkets, teaching your children, running day care centers, and at the top levels of corporations.

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Elements of Abortion PTSD: How Do I Know I Need Healing?

If you are one of the millions of women who have experienced abortion, you know that the memories associated with this experience can be difficult and even painful. Yet months and years may go by without any remembrance of the abortion. Then you...
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Forgiving Abortion Enablers

Women do not get pregnant by themselves. Rarely do they end up in abortion clinics without being impacted by the opinion of others. Whether through direct or indirect involvement, abortion enablers are those who encourage, bully, intimidate, coerce or assist women in choosing abortion.

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Steps to Take Before Sharing the Secret of Abortion

After three undercover videos outlining that our world’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, sells the body parts of aborted children, many post-abortive people are outraged, along with many others. Post-abortive denial was broken...
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After Abortion: Helping A Loved One Find God’s Healing

Realize that the post-abortive are always within listening range. Many have overheard judgmental conversations that relayed messages like, “I think any woman that chooses abortion should go to prison!”

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Finding the Faith to Face the Pain

When I started my abortion recovery class, I was only there because of God. Our Creator seemed to insist in so many ways that I attend. He even put the words into my mouth when I voluntarily agreed to attend as part of taking a new job.

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Abortion’s Impact on the Elderly

One in three American women living today have potentially experienced abortion. Post-abortive individuals are at every level of society, including our nation’s elderly care units like assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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Mom and Dad, I Have Something To Tell You

Your daughter reveals the dreaded truth, “I had an abortion.” Your mind reacts with thoughts like, “It cannot be… What?  Why?  How come my daughter didn’t come to me?" In the midst of the wondering, a deep seated sense of loss sets in that doesn’t...
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Abolishing Abortion Strongholds

“I’ve had too many abortions, Sydna,” the caller outlined. “God simply cannot forgive me.” My response is always the same - There is no sin that God cannot forgive - even abortion. The problem may be you don’t forgive yourself and may need some...
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The Emotional Impact of Aborting Imperfect Humans

Many fetal abnormalities are discovered later in the pregnancy. Most are referred to the local abortion clinic for this procedure. Once there, they sit among women like myself who chose to abort for different reasons. Aborting a wanted child in such a situation bears its own form of trauma.

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The Right to Remain Silent After Abortion

"I don’t understand why women aren’t flooding onto platforms to share their abortion truth, Sydna,” a male pro-life leader declared during a long ago phone conversation.  “I’m angry that you aren't pushing women to take a stand against abortion...
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When She Doesn’t Know You Know: 10 Ways to Offer Indirect Post-Abortive Compassion

“I know you had an abortion, Sydna!” my mother screamed at the end of a horrific telephone argument in 1985. My abortion four years earlier had been a difficult secret to maintain. My mother’s secret knowledge of my choice had obviously festered in...
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When Abortion Recovery Video Based Programs Fail: The Unexpected “Fall Out” on Post-Abortive Hearts

While abortion recovery video based programs seem popular, I strongly urge a re-evaluation of their overall use.

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Damaging Messages #2: What Not to Say to Post-Abortive People

"I don’t support what you did, but I’m here to support you." This comment voices disdain for the individual and reverts the conversation back to you and your heart on the abortion issue.  This can be very damaging to the individual who needs...
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5 Burdens of Abortion

Abortion impacts a woman’s body, soul and mind. The simple fact that post-abortive women rarely share this truth with others confirms that abortion often has unseen consequences.

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Woefully Deficient Data: Why Post-Abortive Women Cannot be Defined by Current Research Methods

Imagine receiving a call from a survey company asking, “Has anyone in your home experienced abortion?”

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6 Ways Abortion Can Impact the Family

Abortion impacts everyone, whether they know it or not. It is a choice that influences not only the woman but also everyone related to them. If someone you know changes their behavior overnight – and seems to become someone else – suspect they may have chosen abortion.

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Abortion’s Sinful Women

"The list of Abortion PTSD symptoms is endless,” the father of a post-abortive woman wrote despondently. “Abortion is something people cannot get over. I know they can say they have, but I don't see evidence of that.” The hopelessness of this man's...
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Masculine Abortion PTSD

A man can never say, “I had an abortion."  That doesn’t mean when a man's child is aborted that he hasn’t experienced Abortion PTSD at an emotional, spiritual and psychological level. Masculine Abortion PTSD can be varied depending upon the...
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After Abortion: A Note to the Recently Post-Abortive Person

As someone who chose abortion in my teen years, I understand the various emotions that many post-abortive people endure afterwards. Today, tomorrow or years from now.

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Ramah Reviews – Living In Color: The Goal of Post-Abortion Recovery

Think of it like a brownie that has salmonella included in the recipe. Would you eat that brownie? I wouldn’t. So we have made the decision NOT to use this program at our center.

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Taking Home

Our concept of “home” often depends on what we learned about this abode in the past. If home life was difficult and painful, achieving peace and love in our current circumstances can be a struggle.

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Truth vs. Condemnation After Abortion

“If she isn’t comfortable being called murderer, then she’s not healed!” the FB comment outlined on a shared post of my recent blog entitled, “I Can Hear You.” Since May, 2015, I’ve been blogging daily about elements of the American post-abortive...
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Abortion Influencers: What A Fool Believes

“I thought they killed you up there!” my boyfriend announced as he met me outside the abortion clinic where my unborn child had just died. As the father of my aborted baby announced the possibility of my demise during that procedure, I wondered...
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The Post-Abortive Woman’s Vote

My first DNC call to voters required reading a script that outlined my support for “abortion.” I was shocked that simply voicing the word produced immediate anxiety in my heart. I hung up, left the precinct and never returned.

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Elements of Abortion PTSD: Abortion Anniversary Agony

I found myself crying all night.  My eyes were sealed shut with mucus the next morning due to the extent of my tears. The third week in March was always a bad week for me after my abortion in 1981.  Without knowing anything about Abortion PTSD, I...
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Immediately After Abortion

As someone who chose abortion in my teen years, I understand the various emotions that many experience immediately after abortion. At that time, there were no resources to help me understand the emotions that followed that choice. My hope is that this blog can enlighten you to the common issues some may encounter immediately after an abortion decision so you can understand what you may encounter.

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