The Pro~Life Issue No One Wants To talk About

 As Catholics and Christians, we are a people for life, but we constantly see life being attacked in a multitude of ways. When we hear the term pro~life, we usually think of the issues of abortion and euthanasia. However there is one that no wants to discuss or bring up~incest. How is this a life issue? Well, those who have suffered this horrible trauma need to receive treatment and healing if their children are going to grow up healthy.
My dear friend Colleen at Thoughts On Grace has posted a very important post and video. For those of you who do not know Colleen, she is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Through her own healing she now strives to help others. This video from the Let Go Let Peace Come In organization is trying to reach survivors still in need of healing through this video.
I didn't post the video here because I really want you to visit Colleen's blog. Click the above link and it will take you directly to Colleen's post with the video. The video is 10 minutes long, but well worth the time.
As Colleen says in her post, this is a pro-life issue.
After you view the video, you can visit Colleen's survivor blog Surviving By Grace to read more about her and her journey from abuse to healing.
I admit this is not an easy topic to think about, but it needs to be, not only to help those who have been traumatized by this heinous act, but also so that future generations can grow up healthy in mind, body and spirit.
Thank you, Colleen for your courage in sharing your own story and for all you do to help others.

Comments

Mary333 said…
Karinann,
I just watched the video on Colleen's site. Talk about heartrending, it hurt even to watch it. God bless these amazing men and woman who are brave enough to come forward and bring this into the light. Colleen is an incredible human being and it is an honor to know her.
Thanks for the prayers and comments, you are another one that I thank God for.
Karinann said…
Mary,
I agree it did hurt to watch, but glad you did and I'm glad I did. And thanks for thanking God for me :)
God Bless!
Anne said…
Karinann, I never would have thought of it as a pro-life issue. I will be sure to check out Colleen's video. Thanks for sharing this.
Colleen said…
Karinann, I am so touched by your post here. You said it all so well. Makes me realize that I need to post a little more about being a survivor on my Catholic blog, just to educate others as you have done here. I loved the title you used. It is very true.
There are over 1 billion adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Pretty scary.
Thank you for helping me to spread the news. Thanks too for being my friend. It means a lot to me. God bless!
Karinann said…
Anne, to be honest ~I didn't really see it as a pro-life issue until I watched the video.

Colleen, It was my pleasure to write this post. There does need to be more education of the public about this and the survivors are just the ones to do it. Wounded healers are sometimes the best teachers.