One photographer has decided to draw attention to the tragedy of abortion in a unique way: by featuring mothers experiencing the loss and grief that often come after this legal “choice” to take the lives of their preborn children. Photographer Angela Forker, the same photographer featured previously by Live Action News for her stunning photos of children with special needs, wrote on Facebook on March 4th:
“Today is the launch of my new series, “After the Abortion”. I will be posting each individual session on my personal page and then I will post the entire series on my business page when it is completed. After the Abortion is a photographic series that allows people to express their abortion stories through conceptual imagery. It deals with the pain and regret followed by abortion, while focusing on the healing that can be found.
The photos featured below in Forker’s “After the Abortion Photography Series” are powerful representations of the burden that abortion places on women, despite having come with the empty promise of freedom and deliverance from a difficult circumstance.
“The Empty Cradle”
Forker writes on Facebook about this particular portrait:
Rochelle is the local coordinator for Silent No More. (This is definitely an organization you can look to for help as you heal from your abortion experience!) God has been using her story, pain and healing to bring healing to many others!
I always ask participants if they have kept anything related to their abortion or healing. Rochelle brought several very touching items. One was this baby blanket that has been stained with her tears over the years. I found myself crying as I took her photo and more of her tears flowed onto that blanket. Only God knows how many tears she has shed. How beautiful that God cares about every one of those tears!
“In the Arms of Jesus”
About this portrait, Forker writes:
This is another meaningful item that Rochelle brought in for her session. This little outfit is not only a reminder of what she has lost, but also that she will someday see her baby in heaven.
When post-abortive women seek forgiveness in Jesus, they realize that they have hope that they will one day see their little one in heaven.
See more in Forker’s ongoing series on her Facebook page.
Sometimes regret can come immediately after an abortion… and sometimes it might not come until decades later. Each woman (and man) is different. While some women claim they have no regrets about abortion, others, like those speaking out through groups like Silent No More Awareness, find healing in telling their stories and honoring the memories of their aborted children. Post-abortion healing groups, like Rachel’s Vineyard, and even some through local churches or pregnancy resource centers, also help many women and men to work through the devastating loss many feel after losing a child to abortion.
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