NOTE: Commentary is made as a private citizen and not as Regional Coordinator for Silent No More or Leader of Rachel's Hope, unless otherwise stated.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

With Heavy Heart - My Thoughts on the Latest Expose' on Planned Parenthood

My heart has been heavy since the release of the undercover video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola of Planned Parenthood discussing the harvesting of body parts of aborted babies.  She went into morbid detail while munching on a salad and drinking a glass of wine. 

Being post-abortive, this latest atrocity not only broke my heart, but I was also shrouded once again with overwhelming regret over my decision to abort so many years ago.  The nightmares have returned with graphic reenactments of the details Dr. Nucatola so dispassionately divulged between bites of lettuce. 

How many other post-abortive women are going through the same despair?  Yes, I’ve been through a healing program, in fact, I am a facilitator of one and thank God I have the tools that will, in time, help me get through this latest crisis.  But what about those who have not yet reached out for help dealing with their regret?  I can only imagine the heart-wrenching anguish they must be experiencing.

The only positive that came out of Dr. Nucatola’s callous lunch conversation was the affirmation that abortion does destroy life.  She speaks of muscles and organs, all parts of a human being (e.g. “A lot of people want intact hearts these days.”).  I pray those comments sear the truth into the hearts of pro-aborts and end this barbarity once and for all. 

For the women who have had an abortion … or for anyone involved in the decision:

Be assured there is light at the top of the dark abyss of pain, shame and regret.  There is hope, there is healing.  We can’t turn back the hands of time, but we can move forward with the love and mercy of God and support of others that have walked the same path.  You are not alone…
There are many healing resources available in the U.S. and internationally.  Silent No More Awareness provides a list of resources at:



  1. Patti, thanks for sharing this. God bless you. I am glad that the Lord has healed your heart. So sad that that woman speak so callously about a baby. May God heal those who have suffered from abortions and open up the hearts of everyone to understand the gift of life. Hugs!


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