About the Episode
In this episode of the Hope + Help Podcast, host Christine Chappell interviews Camille Cates about her book, Moving Forward After Abortion: Finding Comfort in God. Some of the questions addressed in this interview are:
• What are some of the ways that abortion impacts a woman emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually?
• What are common stumbling blocks to post-abortion healing?
• What role do extenuating circumstances play in a women’s decision to abort her baby?
• How are emotions like a “check engine” light and what’s the danger of ignoring them?
• How might abortion impact the father of the baby?
• Why might some women feel a degree of numbness regarding their abortion experience?
• What are some practical ways the local church can improve upon their support of post-abortive woman and men?
• How does the gospel of Jesus Christ offer the post-abortive parent healing and hope?
Camille Cates is a biblical counselor and a public speaker with a passion for ministering to women in crisis. She has written and spoken extensively on the topics of pregnancy care ministry, post-abortion trauma counseling, sexual abuse, and God’s design for sex and sexuality. She is the author of Moving Forward after Abortion and the minibook Pregnancy Crisis: This Wasn’t the Plan. Camille and her husband, Troy, have three adult children and reside in the metro Cincinnati, OH area.
About the Book
Even though each woman’s story is different, the challenges that follow an abortion can be similar. How can you find healing and renewal for where you are now? How do you process the variety of emotions you may be experiencing, such as anger, grief, or perhaps numbness?
Camille Cates has spent many years counseling women, helping them to answer those questions. In Moving Forward after Abortion, she helps you to see that God is forgiving, gracious, merciful, and loving, and offers comfort to those who come to him to experience restoration instead of brokenness. Reflecting on an abortion story can be intimidating, but you do not have to do it alone. God is near—and plans to use your story for good.