Aleteia, March 20, 2016
Forgiving the Parent Who Forced Me into Abortion
Aleteia, August 3, 2015
The “Privacy” Planned Parenthood Counts on for Protection
Aleteia, July 24, 2015
Have You Donated Your Baby to Science
The #1 Myth Abut Abortion: It’s Between a Women and Her Doctor
Aleteia, May 4, 2015
Crushing the lie of myth of abortion.
A Mother’s Abortion Has a Profound Effect on Her Surviving Children. What if it had been me?
Aleteia, February 26, 2015
Pope Francis Praises Loving Witness of Mothers
Aleteia, January 9, 2015
Even after an abortion, your love for your child endures.
Mark Ruffalo’s Reaction to His Mom’s Abortion Isn’t the Whole Story
The impact on children of being told about an aborted sibling should make mothers think twice.
Should you tell living children about an abortion. Questions you may want to ask yourself before speaking out.
Aleteia, December 11, 2014
Planned Parenthood Abortion Video Is Straight Out of Fantasyland
The truth of abortion versus the reality of Planned Parenthoods abortion video.
Aleteia, November 7, 2014
Are the Souls of Aborted Children with The Lord?
I have always felt as though I have an army of souls of unborn babies supporting me in my work, interceding before God. I pray to them always to obtain the graces I need to do this work of leading souls to Christ and healing. In the beginning, it was just my own son whose presence I felt, but as the years have passed, I know there are millions of souls, a whole army, behind the work, constantly interceding and praying for the healing and reconciliation of their families.
Aleteia, Nov.1, 2014
Abortion is Part of Being A Mother
Activist tries to convince Americans that caring for kids sometimes means killing them
Aleteia,October 19, 2014
St. Therese: Trusting to the Point of Folly
She gave me the tools to deal with the darkness that enveloped my life because of abortion. Those times when I felt immersed in a darkened well unable to see or feel anything like hope because of my grave sin, her words were more than a little comforting.
Aleteia, October 1, 2014
A Pro-Woman Response to an Abortion Doula
Iwish Alex could spend some time listening to those of us who also believed they had no choice and who have since, by the grace of God, survived the aftermath of their abortion. The mothers who mourn, and suffer anxiety, depression, guilt and shame.
Aleteia. September 29, 2014
Women’s Equality? I think not
The Legislative Gazette, September 16, 2014
The Delusional World of Late Term Abortionists
Most couples given adverse diagnoses are never offered alternatives to abortion and report that they felt pressured into the decision by their OB or genetic specialist. In the traumatic situation of learning that their unborn child—whom they expected to be healthy and “perfect” in every way—parents are given little time to recover from the shock and explore other options.
Aleteia, September 4, 2014
The Coveted Badge of “Regret Free” Abortion
Self-delusion won’t bring joy and healing ; only forgiveness will –
Aleteia, August 8, 2014
How Could You Have Aborted my Big Brother?
The Secret Heartbreak of Loosing a Sibling to Abortion
Aleteia, July 24, 2014
After My Abortion, Why Can’t I Feel God’s Forgiveness?
Aleteia, Seekers of the Truth, July 14, 2014
There is a beautiful Eucharist Prayer in the Roman Missal that says this: “God of love and mercy, You are always ready to forgive, we are sinners and You invite us to trust in Your mercy.” He does not force us. He invites us. He tells us that his mercy is there for us, and it is up to us to accept his invitation.
Hope and Healing After Abortion: Mother’s Day Mercy & The Mother of God
“As Mother’s Day approaches, I know there are countess women out there whose abortion connectors are going off like fireworks. It seems on Mother’s Day there is no place to hide from the pain of having participated in an abortion whether you were coerced or it was what you perceive as freely chosen. The accusatory voices inside and outside of your head scream at you a little louder as the world celebrates the gift of being a mother, a gift you refused to accept.” Read the rest of Theresa’s article at Catholic Online.
Does the Governor Really Care About Women’s Health?
The Legislative Gazette – OpEd, 5/6/2014
I can tell you what a Coerced Abortion is Like
Elliot Institute/March 2014
Article on coerced abortion for abortion awareness month.
The Emptiness of Postabortion Healing
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 1/8/2014 – I do not think that anyone can really know what the emptiness of post abortion healing feels like unless they experience it. There is a huge void in your heart, which becomes filled with feelings of guilt, shame, abandonment, and loneliness. I could go on and on, but if you are post abortive you know exactly what I mean.
Expanding Abortion Does Not Protect Women
Theresa Bonopartis • Afterabortion.org • 7/1/2013 – I am glad Governor Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill was defeated here in New York. While the Governor, Planned Parenthood and other pro abortion activists were busy pushing their bill, I was, as I always am, working with women and teens devastated from abortion…
When Couples Struggle With the Deep Dark Secret of Past Abortions
Theresa Bonopartis • National Catholic Register • 5/10/2012 – “In the sacrament of marriage, couples promise to love one another ‘for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish …’ ‘For better or for worse’ would seem to include the ugliness of our sins…
The Birth of Mercy: Being Post Abortive in the Advent and Christmas Seasons
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 12/1/2011 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – ”And I understood that the greatest attribute is love and mercy. It unites the creature with the Creator. This immense love and abyss of mercy are made known in the …
Forgiven After Abortion: Divine Mercy, Message for the Greatest Sinners
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 4/29/2011 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – A couple of years ago, I was one of the speakers at the North American Congress on Mercy in Washington, DC. Anyone who knows me, knows of my deep devotion to the Divine Mercy and …
MTV’s ‘No Easy Decision’ gives Living Siblings ‘No Chance to Decide’ for Life
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 1/8/2011 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – Recently, MTV aired the show “No Easy Decision”, in which prior “16 and Pregnant” alumni Markai and her boyfriend James decide to terminate a second unintended pregnancy. Markai …
Why I Will Not Apologize for My Post-Abortive Faith
Theresa Bonopartis • American Life League • 3/29/2011 • WASHINGTON, DC (American Life League) – If only the Church would leave women alone, there would be no guilt after abortion. Men, too, could send their babies to their deaths and not give it a second …
Truth about Abortion and Depression: Alice may be in Wonderland; I’m Not
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 10/3/2010 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – As the product of a teen abortion I take great offense with the findings of the new study, “Do Depression and Low Self Esteem Follow Abortion Among Adolescents?” by Jocelyn …
Proclaiming the Gospel of Life on the Temple Steps of Columbia University
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 4/16/2010 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – In this Easter season we are reminded of the “Acts” of the apostles through the readings at mass. I love the “Acts”, and the readings about the transformation of these men from …
Year of the Priest: Issuing God’s Invitation, Offering God’s Healing
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 3/5/2010 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – When I witness to my healing from the effects of abortion, I tell the story of when my older son was seven and ready to make his First Penance. At a meeting for the parents, …
I Place Before You Life and Death: Good Counsel Homes vs. Feminists for Choice
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 3/5/2010 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – On March 10, 2010, two contrasting events will be taking place, both offering themselves as a “solution” to an unplanned pregnancy. One leads to life and the other to death.´I …
Guest Opinion: Tebow Ad Opponents call me ‘Anti- Choice’? They Oppose the Choice for Life!
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 2/2/2010 • CHICAGO, IL (Catholic Online) – NOW (The “National Organization for [Anti-Right to Life] Women) is in an outrage over the Tim Tebow ad which is scheduled to air during the Super Bowl. On their web site they …
Healing after an adverse prenatal diagnosis
Theresa Bonopartis • Celebrate Life • 2/2010 – I have learned a lot about this subject over the past few years, as I have become familiar with more and more couples who aborted because of an adverse prenatal diagnosis…
Abortion: Killing off More than the Unborn
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 7/9/2009 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – It has been about twenty years since I first became involved in pro life work. My motivating factor was to let others who were suffering in silence from a past abortion, learn of …
Guest Opinion: What Makes a Pro-life ‘Extremist’ ?
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 6/5/2009 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – I have often wondered what the boundaries are to move you from pro-life, to pro life ‘extremist.” Are you extreme if you think every life is precious and work to end abortion? …
Post Abortive Mother: Another Article Denying our Pain from a So Called Expert
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 11/9/2010 • BRONX, NY (Catholic Online) – I love Sunday mornings. My usual routine has me getting up early, going to mass, and then coming home to a cup of coffee, and the Sunday news while curled up on the couch. It is …
The Voice Unmentioned
Theresa Bonopartis • Abortion Risks: Medical Studies, Articles, Commentary, and Resources • 12/2012 – When addressing the existence of post abortion trauma by pro abortion groups,one very important voice is left out. The voice of those women who have experienced abortion and are speaking out about the harm it has done them. They have recognized the lies of abortion being a quick fix ,and are angry that their feelings continued to be denied.
Divine Mercy In My Soul
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic.net • Reprinted with Permission from Post-Abortion Review, Vol. 8(4), Oct.-Dec. 2000. – Theresa Bonopartis describes how her abortion affected her life. And how after many years, she came to realize Christ´s loving mercy.
The Supposed Link Between Abortion and Psychiatric Illness
Theresa Bonopartis • “Canadian Medical Association Journal.” Replies to Psychological Implications of Abortion • May 15, 20013 – As a post abortive woman I find it very disturbing that Dr Major refuses to acknowledge the pain countless women have felt as a result of their abortions…
Healing After Adverse Diagnosis
Theresa Bonopartis • Celebrate Life Magazine • February 2010 – My earliest memory of someone with Down syndrome came at a young age. My mom’s closest friend had a son with Down syndrome, and Joseph was just a part of our life. Later, my sister’s friend gave birth to a Down syndrome son, Frankie, who, to this day, is a joy to many around him…
Truth about Abortion and Depression: Alice may be in Wonderland; I’m Not
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Online • 10/3/2010 – This latest “professional” study insults our intelligence when it denies our experiences and blatantly attempts to override truth. We have now had over 50 million abortions performed in our country and unlike years ago, we all know someone who has suffered because of it…
The Big Apple Abortion Conspiracy?
Theresa Bonopartis • Daily News The National Catholic Register • 11/19/2010 – Along with several others, I testified the other day at a hearing of the New York City Council in consideration of a bill that would regulate crisis-pregnancy centers. Such centers, staffed by volunteers and people of good will, try to give women options other than abortion when facing unexpected pregnancies…
Reclaiming Our Children
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Exchange • 7/13/2010 – I must admit, sometimes in this abortion debate I feel like I am floating on the periphery, looking on, while the world dissects and argues about abortion, and concerning the unborn and the women who have them. For me, as a post-abortive mother, it is much more personal. It is about reclaiming my child…
Speaking Out About An Abortion
Theresa Bonopartis • Catholic Exchange • 8/23/2010 – The pain of abortion is often shrouded in silence and shame manifesting itself in unhealthy ways on many levels for those who are post abortive. In John 8:32 we are told, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” The truth about our abortion experience is no exception. Sharing our story with others is both healing and freeing, but does this mean you have to go public to be healed?