Called by Name

My name is Mary Lockwood. You and I probably have not met yet, so let me introduce myself to begin our conversation.

I am a woman who has had multiple abortions. You may be post-abortive yourself, or work with women and men who have suffered the pains of having an abortion, or perhaps someone working in the pro-life movement in an effort to effect change. Believe me, I understand - we have much in common.

As a Christian woman (a practicing Catholic), I now understand the need for strong women and men to share their story of abortion with others - to give their testimony and uncover what really happens. I want to be like St. John the Baptist and be that voice who cried out in the wilderness. I know that God has called me to be a witness - to help bring hope and healing to many of our sisters and brothers. Abortion is so prevalent in the United States, that we are a nation of walking wounded - hurting and grieving from the after effects of abortion, whether directly or indirectly.

Discerning God's call, I have embarked on the uphill walk of sharing my own personal journey. I know that God is at my side which is why I can tell my story - it's not easy to do, but very necessary. My mission is to touch the hearts of others who share my pain - who have suffered, in some way or another, the horrendous effects of abortion. We are a kindred spirit who need to know that its happened to others and we're not alone.

I know clearly that I am answering God's call to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. I have prepared two talks that I am eager and willing to present to your group or at larger pro-life events. They are:

"The Mercy of God, Forgiving Myself and Others"

"Remorse: A Path to Healing and Joy"

I look forward to hearing from you to continue our conversation and learn more about you and how we can work together.