Post-Abortion Healing

 

There is hope after abortion.


"It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.  You are not alone."  Project Rachel

 

Help is Available

Please know that you are not alone!  Perhaps you are at a point where some outside assistance may be helpful in the reconciliation and healing process.  Here are two recommended resources here in our diocese:

 

Contact your Parish Priest for a confidential meeting to help address the struggles you are experiencing.

 

Catholic Family Services offers counseling and support for those seeking healing from an abortion experience, including implementation of the Catholic-based post-abortion healing programs of Project Rachel and Rachel’s Vineyards. CLICK HERE for more information. 

Recommended Books


 

Prayers and Discernment

The road to reconciliation and healing is one paved with prayers and discernment. 

 

CLICK HERE for a full list of prayer and discernment resourses to help you on your path.

 

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary Prayer Card

 

Project Rachel Prayers

Articles and other Resources

Understanding Abortion's Aftermath

 

Testimonies and Stories

 

Educate Yourself

 

Websites

Elliott Institute
      Research and testimonies on the aftereffects of abortion on mothers and a comprehensive list of psychological and physical complications.
        www.afterabortion.org
 
National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing
       Founded in 1990, the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing, Inc. networks researchers and psychotherapeutic professionals working in the field within the U.S. and abroad, consults on the formation of post-abortion support services within secular and religious settings including Project Rachel, provides training for care providers, maintains a national "800" referral line for those seeking assistance in reconciling an abortion experience, publishes the International Post-Abortion Support Services Directory, produces and vends audio, video, and printed materials, maintains an annotated book list, tracks support group models, and sponsors the Healing Vision conference at Marquette University.
        www.noparh.org
 
Project Rachel
      A great website for education, information, personal stories and other assistance.
        www.hopeafterabortion.com
 
Rache's Vineyard
      Rache's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.
        www.rachelsvineyard.org
 
The National Silent No More Awareness Campaign
      The National Silent No More Awareness Campaign is an effort to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women, men, and their families.
        www.silentnomoreawareness.org
 
 
DISCLAIMER: The website links are listed for your convenience. The fact that a certain website is contained in this list does not in any way signify endorsement by the diocese, as some websites may take positions in opposition to the diocese or the teachings of the Catholic Church, or may display information that we feel is inappropriate. If you have any questions about the websites contained in this list, please call us at 605-988-3755.