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Former abuse victim opens Bahamas’ first PRC for abortion alternatives

abortNASSAU, Bahamas--Bahamian-born Rhonda Darville triumphed over sexual abuse and two abortions to become the founder and executive director of The Bahamas’ first pregnancy resource centre (PRC).

Darville, who grew up in Nassau and worshipped at an Anglican church, was molested by her brother and a priest at an early age, going on to travel a destructive path that led to abortion.

LifeNews.com reports that she underwent her first abortion at the age of 18, and later had a second, going on to attempt suicide on three occasions as a result of the emotional pain from the procedures.

According to LifeNews, she was one of the many women who attempt suicide after abortion, with statistics showing that post-abortive women are six times more likely to commit suicide than women who have given birth.

Darville subsequently moved to the United States where she worked at a PRC in Virginia and at Blue Ridge Pregnancy Center in Florida.

According to LifeNews, statistics show that 78 per cent of women who see an ultrasound of their baby at a PRC reject abortion and go on to have their child.

Darville started counselling post-abortive women after working through Forgiven and Set Free, a bible study for women seeking healing after abortion.

She explained to LifeNews her rationale for opening a pregnancy centre in The Bahamas. “You see I did not believe that I was worthy to go beyond just being a good bible study leader girl; God opened up countless possibilities to me. After a message from Dr. Jerry Falwell, I had to really look at everything God had told me,” she said.

“I am from The Bahamas and was living in Virginia to pursue a Biblical Degree with my husband Jeff.

“Now, we are opening the first ever CPC in The Bahamas; we had our first introductory event on Tuesday June 2, 2015, and we are believing [in – Ed.] God for a building with no financial constraints, an ultrasound machine and many volunteers.

“This is the biggest undertaking that we have ever had in our lives. But, we know that God has called us to come back to The Bahamas and open this centre. The need for education of Sanctity of All lives is great here,” she added.

“Pray for us and with us as we move toward the work God has prepared for us before we were born,” she concluded. ~ Caribbean360 ~

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