People who undergo an unwanted abortion have a broken spirit. The bereaved
needs to experience resurrection of the deceased within their souls and spirits through
Jesus Christ who is the resurrection and life.
From biblical and theological aspects of abortion, the only reference to abortion
in the Old Testament is in Ex. 21:22, which refers to a man who accidentally
hurts a woman so that he terminates her pregnancy. The implication is that
deliberate termination of pregnancy would be unthinkable. The Lord said, “Before
I formed you in the womb I knew you for my own”(Jer.1:5).
From psychological aspect of abortion, there is the possibility of a guilt
response or of psychological depression including somatic distress, guilt feelings,
feelings of anger and hostility and change in normal conduct.
People who undergo abortion need the (1) release of negative emotions (2)
affirmation of the self (3) breaking libidinal ties (4) resurrection of the deceased
within the self of the bereaved (5) renewal of relationship (6) rediscovery of
meaning on both an emotional and a relational level. If we have painful memories,
we can also bring those pains to God in candid, passionate, transformative
prayer in lament. Only in God can every soul find the healing, meaning
and purpose of his or her being. God is the God of living. “Now he is God not
of the dead, but of the living; for to him all of them are alive”(Lk20:38).