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

Is Women’s Healthcare at Risk?

The following information is derived from article dated 9/16/16 from The Elliot Institute (http://afterabortion.org/2016/study-finds-increased-risk-of-mental-health-disorders-after-abortion/) A recent study of women in the United States has found that women who had abortions were more likely to be at increased risk of mental health disorders. The study, published by Dr. D Paul Sullins of Catholic University of America, used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, and followed more than 8,000 women for a period of 13 years: After adjusting for demographic differences and other factors, the study found that abortion during these years elevated a woman’s risk of mental health disorder by 45 percent. The study sought to examine any links between pregnancy outcomes like birth, abortion or miscarriage and mental health outcomes for U.S. women during the transition to adulthood. It drew on a national study of 8,005 women that surveyed them three times at average ages of 15, 22 and 28. Previous studies have also found an increase in mental health risks following abortion. A 2011meta-analysis of 22 studies, published by Britain’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, found that women who had abortions were 81 percent more likely to experience subsequent mental health problems, according to a new study published by Britain’s Royal College of Psychiatrists. The greatest increases were seen in relation to suicidal behaviors and substance abuse. The meta-analysis examined and combined results of 22 studies published between 1995 and 2009 and included data on 877,181 women from six countries. All 22 studies revealed higher rates of mental health problems associated with abortion for at least one symptom, and many for more than one... read more

Are Unborn Children Persons?

Information contained herein from Abort73.com By definition, humanity and personhood are interlinked. Developing humans in the womb have an intrinsically personal nature and even demonstrate “personality” in many of the same ways that newborn babies do. There are essentially two questions to ask in regard to embryos and fetuses. The first is, “Are they human beings?” The second is, “Should they be recognized as persons under the law with rights?” This has been the subject of much discussion this election year. Science proves that fetuses are human. Embryos and fetuses are fully and individually human from fertilization on. If this were not true, there would be no need to even talk about rights of personhood. Should humans be recognized as persons under the law? Yes, because humans are persons. If they have a personal nature, they are persons, who has the capacity to develop the ability to think rationally, express emotion, make decisions, etc. This capacity is something that a person has as soon as he or she begins to exist, since it is part of his or her nature. Because humans have a personal nature, humans are persons. As for the fetus, since it is a human (something with a personal nature), it is a person. The intrinsic humanity of the unborn qualifies them as persons and should guarantee their protection under the law. Since 1973, however, this has not been the case in America. The situation we are left with is this. There is a huge and singular group of living human beings who have no protection under the law and are being killed every day. Today,... read more

Remembering a Saint

Excerpted in part from article dated September 2, 2016 at LifeNews.com. Today Mother Teresa was canonized by Pope Francis. Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun in Calcutta, India, and gave her entire life in selfless service of the poor and vulnerable and staunchly opposed abortion. Breitbart news reports: “As Pope Francis canonizes Mother Teresa, we will also be reminded that the most vulnerable among us are the voiceless unborn children who can be legally eliminated at any moment, whom Mother Teresa fought valiantly to defend and whom Hillary (Clinton) is committed to forgetting.” 22 years ago, Mother Teresa spoke passionately against abortion in her address to 3,000 guests at the February National Prayer Breakfast. Afterwards, the applause and a standing ovation lasted nearly six minutes. Mother Teresa never pressed for the politically correct call for more government involvement in fighting poverty. She spoke pointedly about the unborn child as truly the poorest of the poor, and deserving of our protection from abortion. Her message, delivered only a few feet from then President Clinton and First Lady Clinton, was in direct opposition to the American policy of abortion on demand. While the crowd stood in ovation, they sat in stony silence. Mother Teresa stated: “I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills... read more

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

Danger: Slippery Slope Ahead

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

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