Life Library — Post-Abortion
When the Crying Stops: Abortion, the Pain, and the Healing
by Kathleen Winkler, with meditations by Harold L. Senkbiel, Milwaukee: Northwestern Publishing House, 1992. This book includes stories of 19 post-abortive women who recall their abortion experiences. The stories contain remembering, remorse and regret. The author goes on to tell the stories of how repentance happened, forgiveness was found, and the crying stopped.
Word of Hope Christian Counseling
Word of Hope is an outreach for post-abortion healing supported by National Lutherans For Life. Personal counseling by phone is available on its toll free hotline: 888-217-8679.
Option Line is a non-denominational national organization that offers referrals to post-abortion support and counseling around the country. Its resources are available by phone (800-395-HELP), online and by e-mail. In addition, consultants are now available via AOL's Instant Messenger during limited hours of the day. The screen name is "AnswersatOL1."
Project Rachel is a post-abortion outreach of the Catholic Church. By calling the national office at 800-5WE-CARE, you generally will be referred to the Project Rachel office nearest to you. That office can then refer you to helpful and trained clergy, therapists, retreats and support groups.
The Elliot Institute
The Elliot Institute is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to research, education and outreach regarding the effects of abortion on women, men, families and society. The institute provides a complete online source of information including more than 500 links to thousands of printed pages of original research, testimonies, articles and resources.
Silent No More Awareness Campaign
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign seeks to make the public aware that abortion is harmful emotionally, physically and spiritually to women and others; reach out to women who are hurting from an abortion and let them know that help is available; invite women to join in speaking the truth about abortion's negative consequences.
Continuing Education for Caregivers
Healing Broken Hearts is a conference seminar for professional church workers from Lutherans For Life. Call 888-364-LIFE to schedule a conference in your district. Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) is a very real, very burdensome syndrome that affects thousands of women and men in the aftermath of an abortion decision.