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Some of the resources included in this list, while providing good descriptions of post-abortion symptoms and problems do not always provide only biblical solutions. Therefore, use discernment when considering advice from these sources.

Books:

Fiction:
The Atonement Child, Francine Rivers,Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189

Non-Fiction:
The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life, by the Abortion Doctor who Changed his Mind, Bernard Nathanson, M.D., Regnery Publishing Inc., One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

You’re Not Alone: Healing Through God’s Grace After Abortion
, Jennifer O’Neill

The Liberal Case Against Abortion, Vasu Murti, R.A.G.E. Media, http://www.DyingLight.com

Blood Money, Carol Everett, Multnomah Press, Sisters, Oregon.

Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

The Cost of “Choice” Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion, Erika Bachiochi, Encounter Books, 665 Third Street, Suite 330, San Francisco,California 94107-1951.

Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children, Joe S. McIlhaney Jr. MD and Freda Bush MD, Northfield Publishing, 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago IL 60610.

The Four Steps to Healing by Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC
This little book is full of wisdom, and emphasizes in a simple and direct way what women need to do to find healing. It addresses the two components needed following abortion: reconciliation with self, others and God, and grief work. It also contains stories of pain and triumph ---real stories about real women who overcame their grief and confusion, and found God, hope, and new beginnings. Available at Amazon.com.


Other Reading:

 Forgiven and Set Free, Linda Cochrane, Baker Book House Co., PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6297

The Path to Sexual Healing: A Bible Study, Linda Cochrane, Baker Book House Co., PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6297

Healing a Father’s Heart: a Post-Abortion Bible Study for Men, Linda Cochrane and Kathy Jones, Baker Book House Co., PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6297

A Time to Heal, Susan V. Ficht and Linda Cochrane, Valley Publishing. Available from Care Net, 109 Carpenter Drive #100, Sterling, VA. 20164, 703-478-5661, www.care-net.org.

Post-Abortion Peer Counseling Trainer’s Manual, Angie Cote and Teri Reisser, with Nancy Natheis, PACS Publications. Available from Care Net, 109 Carpenter Drive #100, Sterling, VA. 20164, 703-478-5661, www.care-net.org.

Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion, Sydna Masse and Joan Phillips, Ramah International, Inc. 1776 Hudson St., Englewood, Fla. 34223, (941) 573-2188; www.ramahinternational.org.

Anger, Shannon B. Rainey, Out of print. Copies maybe ordered from Piedmont Women’s Center, PO Box 26866, Greenville, SC 29616, 1-864-244-1434

The Art of Forgiving: When You Need to Forgive & Don’t Know How, Lewis Smedes.

Help for the Post-Abortion Woman, Paul and Teri Reisser, Life Cycle Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092, (800) 214-5849.

I’ll Hold You in Heaven, Jack Hayford, Life Cycle Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092, (800) 214-5849.

A Season to Heal, Penny Salazar-Phillips and Luci Freed, Cumberland House, (615) 832-1171.

Aborted Women: Silent No More, David Reardon, The Elliot Institute, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791, (217) 525-8202; dave12@famvid.com

Making Abortion Rare, David Reardon, The Elliot Institute, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791, (217) 525-8202; dave12@famvid.com

A Solitary Sorrow: Finding Healing and Wholeness After Abortion, Paul and Teri Reisser, Live Cycle Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092-0420, (800) 214-5849; orders@lifecyclebooks.com

What’s in a Name? Complied by Gayle Palmquist & John Hartzell, Ark Productions, Minneapolis, MN (ISBN 0-934400-06-7)

Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion, Theresa Burke, David C. Reardon, Acorn Books, April 2002.

Tilly, Frank Peretti, Cross Way Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092, (800) 214-5849.

No One Told Me I Could Cry: A Teen’s Guide to Hope and Healing after Abortion, Connie Nykiel, Young Family Press, PO Box 962, Frankfort, IL 60423, (815) 464-5465.

Heaven, Joni Eareckson Tada, Zondervan, 5300 Patterson SE Grand Rapids, MI 49530

Men and Abortion – A Path to Healing, Catherine T. Coyle, Ph.D., Life Cycle Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092-0420, (800) 214-5849; orders@lifecyclebooks.com

Recommended Reading
All of these books are available at with the links that we have provided to Amazon.com. When you purchase from these links, PATH receives a small portion of the sale.

Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
by Theresa Burke, David C. Reardon
Contains real life stories of post-abortive women and their journeys toward healing, as well as research regarding post-abortion syndrome. Includes extensive resource list. Theresa Burke is the author of the Rachel’s Vineyard retreat process. David Reardon is the director of The Elliot Institute, which publishes a quarterly periodical focusing on abortion’s impact on women, men, families and society.

Her Choice to Heal
Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion

by Sydna Masse, Joan Phillips
Two women tell their stories of healing following abortion. Sydna Masse, one of the authors, is the director of Ramah International, an organization providing training and research in post abortion ministry.

I’ll Hold You in Heaven
by Jack Hayford
A book of comfort for parents who have lost a child through stillbirth, abortion, or miscarriage.

The Jericho Plan
Breaking Down the Walls Which Prevent Post-Abortion Healing

by David C. Reardon

Abortion and Healing
A Cry to Be Whole

by Michael T. Mannion

Making Abortion Rare
A Healing Strategy for a Divided Nation

by David C. Reardon

Post-Abortion Trauma
Nine Steps to Recovery

by Jeanette Vought

Helping Women Recover from Abortion
by Nancy Michels

No One Told Me I Could Cry
A Teens Guide to Hope and Healing After Abortion

by Connie Nykiel
Available from Life Cycle Books (click on Abortion: Post-Abortion section in the U.S. Catalog Index)



Organizations for Healing After Abortion

Rachel's Vineyard Ministries
808 N. Henderson Road, Suite 210
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 354-0555 Phone
(610) 354-0311 Fax
(877) 467-3463 Toll Free
www.rachelsvineyard.org
Offers post-abortion weekend retreats and support groups at many sites across the U.S. and abroad. Provides leadership and clinical training seminars, conferences, publications and resources for other healing ministries that wish to offer the retreats.

Hope Alive USA
52 Waleny Drive
Bella Vista, AR 72715
(479) 855-0072
www.hopealiveusa.org
Treatment program for those deeply damaged by child abuse, neglect and pregnancy loss.

The National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing
P.O. Box 07477
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 483-4141
(800) 5WE-CARE
www.noparh.org
National office of Project Rachel, a ministry of the Catholic Church composed of a network of specially trained clergy, spiritual directors and therapists who provide compassionate care to those who are struggling with the aftermath of abortion. Provides confidential help to men and women of all faiths.

P.A.C.E. (Post Abortion Counseling & Education)
CareNet
109 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100
Sterling, VA 20164
(800) 395-HELP
Provides referrals for individual or group post abortion peer counseling services throughout the country

Ramah International
1776 Hudson Street
Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 473-2188
www.ramahinternational.org
Seeks to bring post-abortive individuals to Christ's healing, and supports post-abortion ministry through training programs, resources, research and promoting awareness of post-abortion issues around the world.

Healing Hearts Ministry
PO Box 7890
Bonney Lake WA 98390
(360)897-2711
www.healinghearts.org
Provides confidential one to one and support group counseling to anyone suffering from the affects of an abortion. Counselors across the world; on-line counseling available.

On-line Post-Abortion Ministries

After Abortion
www.afterabortion.com
Provides neutral, non-judgemental, non-religious, non-political on-line support, information, help and healing for women who have had an abortion. Provides "peer support" from other post-abortive women (does not offer professional counseling), volunteer helpers, communication, and on-line information.

SafeHaven
www.safehavenministries.com
A safe place for those who have had abortions to find comfort, hope, understanding, and healing in the painful aftermath of abortion. A peer support site, meaning that most of those who use this site have had an abortion or have been hurt by abortion.

Booklets/Brochures:

Post-Abortion Suffering: A Psychiatrist Looks at the Effects of Abortion
The growing weight of scientific studies and the voices of women themselves tell the story of abortion as a life-changing, adverse experience for many. Relying on Dr. Martha Shuping's experience as a psychiatrist, we can describe the psychological impact of abortion through the lens of her clinical counseling and the emerging scientific literature.
Click here to download.

“Abortion raises Breast Cancer risk,” Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, PO Box 152, Palos Heights, IL 60463, 1-877-803-0102; www.abortionbreastcancer.org

“National Memorial for the Unborn,” National Memorial for the Unborn, Ann Swafford, Director, 6230 Vance Rd., Chattanooga, Tn. 37421, 1-800-505-5565.

“Identifying and Overcoming Post-Abortion Syndrome,” Paul and Teri Reisser, Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995, 1-800-A-FAMILY; www.family.org

“When the Pain Won’t Go Away: Dealing with the Aftereffects of Abortion,” Tim Jackson, RBC Ministries, PO Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49555-0001; www.gospelcom.net/rbc/ms

“Do You Know Someone?” Life Cycle Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092, (800) 214-5849; orders@lifecyclebooks.com

“Hope and Healing: When Someone You Know Has Had an Abortion,” Life Cycle Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092, (800) 214-5849; orders@lifecyclebooks.com

“The Fear I Felt,” Life Cycle Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092, (800) 214-5849; orders@lifecyclebooks.com

“Forgotten Fathers,” Vincent Rue, Cycle Books, PO Box 420, Lewiston, NY 14092, (800) 214-5849; orders@lifecyclebooks.com

“Sometimes a Band-Aid Just Won’t Do,” Frontlines Publishing, 415 Cherry Street, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, (616) 456-3343.

Videos:

“Dear Children…A Story of Post-Abortion Healing”, Redemptorist Pastoral Communications, Liguori Publications, Ligouri, MO 63057, 1990, 1-800-467-2500 ext. 060.

“ABC Link: Abortion Breast Cancer Link”, Dr. Joel Brind, PhD, Professor of Human Biology and Endocrinology, and Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, MD FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

“The National Silent No More Awareness Campaign Video Presentation,” (Long and Short versions) – www.silentnomoreawareness.org.

Cassettes:

“Healing your Sexuality,” Linda Cochrane (1994 version) from Care Net PACE Conference, 1994, 1-703-478-5661

Numerous tapes from Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995, 1-800-A-FAMILY, including:

  • “Sanctity of Human Life,” Mrs. Sydna Masse, Item Code: BR268
  • “Crisis Pregnancy: You Are Not Alone,” Mrs. Mary Cunningham Agee, Mrs. Sydna Masse, Item Code: CS714
  • “Surprised by God,” Steve Arterburn
  • “Hush, Little Baby,” numerous healed post-abortion testimonies, Item Code: BS006
  • “Tilly,” Item Code: Unknown

Memorials

National Memorial for the Unborn, 6230 Vance Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37404, (800) 505-5565

Pastoral Resources

“A Pastoral Perspective on Abortion,” Pastor-to-Pastor Cassette Tape, series 20, HB London, Jr., Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, CO 80995, (800) A-FAMILY

“The Jericho Plan,” David Reardon, Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791

“SOHLS Sermon Guide,” available from Care Net, (www.care-net.org)

Post-Abortion Research Organizations

Elliot Institute

David C. Reardon, Director

PO Box 7348

Springfield, IL 62791-7348

(217) 525-8202    Website: www.afterabortion.org

Institute for Pregnancy Loss

Dr. Vincent Rue, President

PO Box 279

Strtham, NH 03885-0279

(603) 778-1450       E-Mail: rue@nh.ultranet.com



Web Sites

Abortion Facts – http://www.abortionfacts.com

After Abortion (Elliot Institute) – www.afterabortion.org/

CareNet – www.care-net.org

Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer – www.abortionbreastcancer.com

CPC directory/general information – www.prolifeinfo.org/

Focus on the Family – www.family.org/pregnancy/

Frontlines – http://www.frontlines.org/

Heartbeat International – www.heartbeatinternational.org/

Life Dynamics Inc. – http://www.lifedynamics.com/

LIFE International – http://www.lifeinternational.com/

Life Issues Institute – www.lifeissues.org/

Linda Perry – http://www.geocities.com/lindaellenperry/

National Right-to-Life – www.nrlc.org

NOEL-http://noelforlife.org

Operation Outcry (Reverse Roe) – http://www.reverseroe.com/reverseroe/

Post-Abortion Chat Room –www.safehavenministries.com/

Priests for Life – http://www.priestsforlife.org/

Pro-Life Info – www.prolifeinfo.org/

Ramah International – http://www.ramahinternational.org

Sav-A-Life – http://www.savalife.org/

Silent No More – http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/

 

Abortion Recovery International Network

West Coast Office                                                            East Coast Office

5319 University Drive #252                                          925 Paw Paw

Irvine, Ca. 92612                                                              Holland, Michigan 49423

(949) 378-5149                                                           

www.abortionrecoverynetwork.org                              www.abortionrecoverynetwork.org

info@abortionrecoverynetwork.org                             info@abortionrecoverynetwork.org

 

American Rights Coalition

Mr. Charlie Wysong

P.O.Box 22188

Chattanooga, Tenn. 37422

(800) 534-2224

rlwysong@hotmail.com

On-line Post-Abortion Ministries

After Abortion
www.afterabortion.com
Provides neutral, non-judgemental, non-religious, non-political on-line support, information, help and healing for women who have had an abortion. Provides "peer support" from other post-abortive women (does not offer professional counseling), volunteer helpers, communication, and on-line information.

SafeHaven
www.safehavenministries.com
A safe place for those who have had abortions to find comfort, hope, understanding, and healing in the painful aftermath of abortion. A peer support site, meaning that most of those who use this site have had an abortion or have been hurt by abortion.


Post-Abortion Support for Men
Groups previously listed may also offer support or counseling for men

Fathers and Brothers Ministries
350 Broadway, Suite 40
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 494-3282
Provides support, counseling and information for men who have lost children to abortion.


Resources for Women in Crisis Pregnancy

Bethany Christian Services
901 Eastern Ave., NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(800) 238-4269
www.bethany.org
Provides pregnancy counseling, temporary foster care, alternative living arrangements for pregnant women, and national and international adoption services.

Birthright
(800) 550-4900
Provides free and confidential pregnancy testing, support for pregnant women, maternity and baby clothes, parent classes, adoption services, medical care, family counseling and referrals for legal assistance.

Carenet
109 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100
Sterling, VA 20164
(800) 395-HELP
carenet@juno.com
A national network of crisi pregnancy centers that help women in need with free pregnancy tests, maternity clothes, medical and professional services, and special care for single mothers.

Feminists for Life
733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-3352
www.feministsforlife.org
A non-sectarian, non-profit organization proudly following in the footsteps of our early pro-life feminist foremothers.

The Nurturing Network
(800) 866-4666
www.nurturingnetwork.org
A network of 30,000 volunteer member resources nationwide that provide individually-tailored, practical support to college and working women with unplanned pregnancies. Offers counseling and medical, residential, educational, employment and financial resources.


General Resources

Priests for Life
www.priestsforlife.org
An officially approved association of Catholic Clergy who give special emphasis to the pro-life teachings of the Church. This site does contain graphic pictures of abortion.

The Elliot Institute
www.afterabortion.org
This site contains valuable research on numerous issues regarding the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual consequences of abortion. It also includes a quarterly publication that focuses, in small articles suitable for printing and distributing, on abortion's impact on individuals and society.

Suicide Hotline
(800) 784-2433
www.suicidehotlines.com

Keaton Christian Prints
www.keatonprints.com
Through these religious drawings, you and your family can enjoy beautiful, thought provoking, Christian art in your home. It is our desire that you, like many others, will find spiritual comfort, hope, and joy in this unique art.