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Joni W. Shepherd

Joni Williams Shepherd is the executive director of Hope and Grace International and the author of two books that help equip churches to address the topic of abortion and post-abortion healing: Memoirs of a Christian Who Chose Abortion and Why Can’t We Say the “A” Word in Church? Learn more at Hope and Grace International.

Three women at a pro-life rally near the Supreme Court holding signs that say they regret their abortion

When Current Events Trigger Abortion Trauma

Whenever abortion issues make national news, some people rejoice and others are angry, depending on the outcome. But for those of us who have lost a child to abortion, just the mere mention of the word can trigger all sorts of emotions.

Unplanned’: A Triumph … and a Trigger

Watching the movie Unplanned will likely affect you on some level, no matter your stance on abortion before viewing it. But those who’ve had some involvement in a past abortion may find that the film triggers a much deeper traumatic wound.