Rachel’s Vineyard Establishes Medical Board

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Date: July 21, 2011

Contact: Andre Kim
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MALVERN, PA – The biannual training conference for the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion, Rachel’s Vineyard, continued in Malvern, Pa., Wednesday with the formal establishment of a Medical Advisory Board.

Rachel’s Vineyard utilizes the services of psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists and other professionals in the mental health field throughout the world. They assist both on the retreats and in the development and analysis of the effectiveness of this treatment model.

The establishment of a special advisory board now formalizes what has been happening all along, but brings the added advantage of being able to present to the medical and therapeutic community a more structured method of communicating about the issues of trauma and healing after abortion.

Some of the initial members of the Advisory Board are shown in the accompanying photo along with Pastoral Director, Father Frank Pavone. They are, left to right, Cynthia Dillard, Ph.D. (clinical psychologist), Martha Schuping, M.D. (psychiatrist), and Karen B. Stevensen, M.D. (psychiatrist).

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit Priests for Life.

2 Responses to “Rachel’s Vineyard Establishes Medical Board”

  1. Alveda,

    Dr Stevensen is the one whom I referred to at our meeting. She did a great job on the topic of “The Roots of Slavery and the Holocaust of abortion.” She treated the two not just as a parallel situation (destruction of freedom, now destruction of life) as we are oft wont to do; but as a cause and effect: the shame of motherhood in the slave population wearing its scars has impacted on the dignity of motherhood (negatively, since the slave owner would care less about the mother than the lucrative sale of her child, and since her own relationship to child was violently severed. There is much to look at in this perspective, more than the parallel (and powerful) situations of loss of personhood as a basis for tolerating either slavery or abortion.

    Fr Denis

  2. Trenton says:

    The establishment of a special advisory board now formalizes what has been happening all along, but brings the added advantage of being able to present to the medical and therapeutic community a more structured method of communicating about the issues of trauma and healing after abortion.

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