As many of you know, as the Founder of The Abortion Survivors Network, I’ve been working with survivors for over the past eight years.
2019 was a pivotal time for our country when it comes to abortion, and survivors need support and the culture needs the truth more than ever, so I transitioned the organization into a 501c3 and we also have a 501c4 status pending.
This has allowed us to implement programming that I’ve only dreamed about in years past, including: apologetics training for survivors by the Life Training Institute, and speaker’s training from Marc Newman.
We’ve been able to assist a survivor to cover her medication co-pays after heart surgery.
We purchased pins with our new logo that we handed out at the March for Life and other marketing merchandise to start spreading the word about who we are and what we’re all about.
We’ve been so blessed by your support, financially, through prayers and emotional support.
Many thanks to our friends at Pro-Love Ministries who helped make that happen, along with our new logo. We’re now an affiliate of theirs, which means that we’re all in this together, bringing about change in our culture and serving people in a more effective way. If you want to know more about Pro-Love Ministries and their other awesome affiliates, visit proloveministries.org.
The March for Life was an incredible event this year, with two survivors, myself and Claire Culwell, a twin survivor, taking the stage. I unveiled an ad called Face the Choice ad that day. You’ve probably seen the news go viral, that it was originally planned by the organization who produced it, Faces of Choice, to be a Super Bowl commercial, but unfortunately, the Fox Network didn’t make this a straightforward process with us. You can read more about that in many, many interviews and news articles, by finding Faces of Choice on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Needless to say, helping with this video and the release of it took up most of my time from July on, but I can tell you it’s all been worth it and then some.
Through the ad, we’ve not only seen how the media silences the pro-life message and the voices of survivors, who don’t fit the predominant narrative of abortion in our culture, but we’ve seen more survivors connect through The Abortion Survivors Network, more families reach out to us, and we’ve seen people be informed and inspired through it. Honestly, that’s all we wanted through the ad, so I’d say we accomplished the mission!
I’m beginning work on a new book that should be published in 2021 and it centers around survivors. It’s going to be GOOD! And I have some super exciting details about what that entails in upcoming months.
We’re planning more media projects with Faces of Choice, working on a retreat for survivors later in the year and also putting together a panel of survivors for the Pro-Life Women’s Conference, which will be hold in Indianapolis in June, so keep an eye out for lots of great things and keep the conversation going about survivors, the impact of abortion on us all and healing.
Our healing curriculum specific to survivors is almost complete, and we’ll be implementing that in both a one on one format and group setting by Zoom meetings. The more survivors heal, the more they will find their voice. No matter where and how that voice is used, that voice is important.
We’re continuing to grow our support groups for survivors and families, and adding in additional ways to connect and create community. If you or someone you know is a survivor or family member who’d like to connect, please reach out. We’d love to hear from you.
Be on the lookout for our new social media content and for new survivors’ stories to be introduced each month in a newsletter. Don’t forget to sign up!
Every human being is more than a choice. We have value, meaning and worth. And I couldn’t be more excited about helping survivors grow and heal, and change the world so that everyone recognizes this.
Thanks for joining us on the mission—