SINCE 1973, OVER 57 MILLION ABORTIONS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED IN THE USA.

 

YET WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ABORTION IS RARELY DISCUSSED.

WE’RE GOING TO CHANGE THAT.

 

Initiative 180 is a movement dedicated to bring awareness to the largest demographic in our culture – those whose lives are adversely affected by a past abortion.


Abortion seems like the answer.

A chance to turn back the clock. After the crisis is over, a quick sense of relief from social stigma may occur, but then reality sets in. Your life is never the same as you close yourself off from the rest of the world in silence and guilt.

Abortion touches everyone.

It is a polarizing issue whose legal and moral implications are debated endlessly both in public media and private conversation. But what happens after an abortion, to the mother and father whose lives have been altered by the decision and procedure? To the grandparents and siblings who have lost a part of their family? Over the last forty years, more than 57 million abortions have been performed in the United States alone, with over 1.7 billion worldwide. Those are large numbers to fathom, but it translates to 3,000 abortions everyday (just in America).

The bottom line.

There are a huge number of people who suffer from a myriad of symptoms of Post-Abortion Stress. Yet what happens after an abortion are virtually never discussed due to the societal stigma surrounding this subject.



Our Mission: to break through the stigma and tear down the walls of silence so millions can find the help they need and the peace they desire from past decisions.

Will you join us?

Used With Permission – ModelCall Magazine

Initiatiive 180 in the News

Initiative 180 and Peace After the Storm were featured in the August 2014 issue of ModelCall magazine.

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FROM THE BLOG

What’s At Stake?

Excerpted in part from an article by Marjorie Dannenfelser, Time Magazine, June 24, 2016. Peering into the future, how much damage could the replacement of Justice Scalia with a judicial activist for “abortion rights” actually do? Would the confirmation of the current Administration’s pick for the high court, really make that much difference to national abortion policy? Would the confirmation of pro-life judges, like those included in a list recently released by the Republican nominee, really play a dramatic difference in the lives of every American? The answer to both questions is an emphatic “yes.” The U.S. legal regime on abortion is ultra-liberal. We are one of seven nations (out of nearly 200 examined worldwide) that permit elective abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization. As liberal as our legal framework is, however, it is also surprisingly volatile. In the past six years, 17 states have adopted laws to protect the unborn child at 20 weeks or earlier. In 14 of these 17 states, no legal challenge has been mounted. Whether it is lack of a plaintiff or fear of a court ruling that would uphold these laws, pro-choice forces have chosen to leave them alone for now. Under a pro-abortion presidency and with as many as four new Supreme Court justices in place, fresh legal assaults on the 20-week bans would be certain. The Democratic platform proposes repeal of the central pro-life policy of our time, the Hyde Amendment, which limits taxpayer subsidies for elective abortion. Time and again, advocates of legal abortion have abused judicial process to achieve policies they could not persuade elected officials to adopt. The Hyde... read more

DNA

I’ve been hearing a lot about Ancestry DNA and 23 and Me chromosome testing. In my opinion, these are the natural progression of a person’s pursuit of answers to “who am I,” “what am I,” “where did I come from.” As a child I asked the same questions. It’s an intrinsic human quality to have questions about their humanity, what their purpose on this earth is. It doesn’t seem normal just to appear from random with no reason behind it. When I think about all the questions we ask of ourselves, I’m reminded of the millions of little persons, human beings with distinct DNA of their own, that will never have a chance to ask those questions because of abortion. Undoubtedly many great scientists, authors, world leaders, teachers, and artists are among them. As you ponder this thought, remember Andrea Boccelli, Tim Tebow, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Eartha Kitt, Celine Dion, and many many more, all of whom were almost aborted. The world would certainly miss their great talent. Each and everyone of us are created in the image of God. God knows our purpose and has created us special and unique. Become a voice for the voiceless. Stand up for... read more

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As a staunch advocate for life, I am sickened over the extreme abortion policies voted into party platform this political season. The fact that any reins over abortion are being removed, even up to the moment of birth, is mind-boggling. With vows to overturn all pro-life legislations across the country, support partial birth abortion, the list goes on. Just this week we witnessed crowds cheering women who have had abortions. Abortion without limits is being touted as “progressive.” When abortion on demand was legalized in 1973, it was passed on the premise it would be “safe and rare.” It’s been anything but. Fast forward 43 years later with over 58 million abortions (that we know of) in this country alone, it certainly has not been rare. Nor has it been safe for the countless numbers of women who have died as a result of a botched abortion, as well as the multiple millions who still suffer the psychological, mental, emotional and physical after effects from that procedure. For the many who just don’t want to get involved, for those who believe it’s somebody else’s problem and not their own, or for those who believe it’s inconceivable that any human being, government or industry, could knowingly and willfully terminate a pregnancy moments before birth, let me tell you something. It’s been approved, it’s a platform supported by one major political party, and once laws are passed, the speed at which we start heading down that dangerous slope will become faster and faster. We all need to know how a dangerous third trimester abortion is performed. Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former... read more

Is There Justice at SCOTUS?

It has been a week now since SCOTUS issued its decision on HB2, reversing the lower court’s ruling on key aspects in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. In the 5-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion proponents, striking down a Texas law that required abortion clinics to adhere to the same health codes as outpatient facilities and that all abortionists must have hospital admitting privileges. In the majority opinion, the justices who ruled in favor of abortion advocates argued Texas’s laws were in contention with a 1992 Supreme Court ruling (Casey) in which the court had determined that laws restricting abortions must not place an “undue burden” on a woman seeking to terminate her pregnancy. However, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion ripping apart the court’s tendency to bend over backwards to accommodate abortion. Here are eight points in Thomas’ opinion: 1. The court’s interpretation of “undue burden” is confusing as hell. Today’s opinion does resemble Casey in one respect: After disregarding significant aspects of the Court’s prior jurisprudence, the majority applies the undue-burden standard in a way that will surely mystify lower courts for years to come. 2. Judges aren’t medical experts — even if they try to appoint themselves as such. Moreover, by second-guessing medical evidence and making its own assessments of ‘quality of care’ issues. . . the majority reappoints this Court as ‘the country’s ex officio medical board with powers to disapprove medical and operative practices and standards throughout the United States.’ . . . And the majority seriously burdens States, which must guess at how much more compelling their interests... read more

Take Action

Over 400 separate pieces of pro-life legislation have been passed in states across the nation over the last year. That’s significant. We have a Supreme Court case that is being decided this month that could turn the battle against abortion. This generation is called the most “pro-life generation” we’ve ever known. Is this enough? While it is definitely encouraging, each person who believes life is a gift from God the creator can do more. We can educate ourselves and educate others through the open doors and windows God gives us. Those who were once “pro-abortion” say they simply were never told the truth. They believed the “spin” they heard through snippits of news, half-truths from associates, tidbits from the internet. Science continues to confirm day in and day out what we have always known. Life begins at conception, it is God-breathed, that life is unique with its own DNA structure, and that life has a purpose. Commit to equipping yourself with the truth so you can educate your neighbor. A life depends on... read more

If Not Now, When?

2015 saw significant pro-life legislative victories across the country. One by one state legislatures are turning from a culture of death to a culture in support of life. Many states have voted to defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Some states have passed personhood bills, while others are considering legislation stating abortions performed in their states are felonies carrying criminal penalties. As culture changes, so do the laws. Although the U.S. has seen a decrease in the number of abortions for the last decade, there are still far too many (about 3,000 every single day). What’s critical in this election year is that we have politicians promising to allow unlimited abortions up to the ninth month if they are elected. These same politicians say if you are in the womb, a moment away from birth, you have no rights. I beg to differ. The Constitution says we have the right to LIFE … Now is the time to seize the moment and push to stand for LIFE. As we enter the voting booth this year, be very careful for whom you cast your vote. Put values over party... read more

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