I don’t know about you, but I love to read . . . especially books about history, leadership skills, and occasionally even some fiction. C.S. Lewis is definitely one of my favorite authors. I love his vivid storytelling style and the immense wisdom he imparts to the readers.

One of C.S. Lewis’s bits of wisdom includes a quote that says, “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

This quote speaks volumes to me as Vitae just wrapped up a research study to understand the need for emotional healing after an abortion. So many women suffer for decades in isolation and silence because they experience extreme guilt and shame from their regretful decision.

As I watched the interviews we facilitated in Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas, and Phoenix, I could not help but think about the ways we are using the decades of past and present research to prevent more women from making the devastating decision to have abortions and end the lives of their children. I’d like to share one of those new ways with you today.

After much prayer and strategizing, we recently launched our National Concern for Women Strategy (see page 3). This comprehensive approach includes proven ways to reach women actively considering abortion and new innovative ways to reach people via streaming services with life-affirming messages. This could also serve as a preemptive educational campaign to reach people in states where there may be future potential ballot issues regarding abortion. This approach would allow us to reach those states in a way we never have before.

All of these efforts will allow us to empower women to choose life for their children, so they don’t end up as ones “who keep silence” and “hurt more.” With your help, we have the power to change hearts and minds with our National Concern for Women Strategy, and we hope you’ll join us!

Brandy Meeks