Are you seeking healing after abortion? Help is available…
Rachel’s Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world.
Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry have come to Rachel’s Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. The weekend is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there.
Dr. Theresa Burke is the Founder of Rachel’s Vineyard – the largest post abortion ministry in the world. Currently, Rachel’s Vineyard has grown to over 1000 retreats annually, held in 49 states and 70 countries, with many new sites in development.
Project Rachel, the Catholic Church’s ministry to those who have been involved in abortion, is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion. In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.
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.
Lumina and Entering Caanan Retreats
Lumina provides groups, retreat days, trainings, public speaking, & referrals to post abortion ministries, professional therapists and clergy.
Living with the pain of abortion can be overwhelming. Feelings of anxiety, panic, grief, guilt and shame can often seem insurmountable, but there is a way out of the pain. You do not have to suffer alone!
Countless women and men have experienced these feelings and reached healing through Lumina’s services.
Entering Canaan is a ministry of healing from abortion, developed by Theresa Bonopartis with the Sisters of Life. It has been expanded over the years by Theresa and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal to include, men, siblings and couples who abort due to an adverse diagnosis.
If you would like to be in touch with the Sisters of Life, they can be reached at 866.575.0075 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silent No More
Silent No More Awareness is a Campaign whereby Christians make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion.
The Campaign began November 11th, 2002. As of January 2017, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has held 1,803 Gatherings in 17 countries & 50 states with 6,270 women and men sharing their abortion testimonies. Testimonies have also been shared at 136 high schools and universities in the last 7 years, 11 in 2016.
There are 2,506 testimonies posted on the Campaign website, with 421 that are shared via video! Currently there are 17,611 people registered with the Campaign representing 77 countries.
You can also identify and reach out to your local Regional Coordinator who can guide you toward healing or you can just email or talk to them. You are not alone!