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“When a Latino Man is Part of an Abortion, He Violates Something Deep Within His Male Identity”

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016


Repentant Man

David Rosa is a successful Insurance Agent and past candidate for Congress in the 20th Congressional District of Texas. David is the proud father of 3 children and husband of his beloved wife Alice who recently passed away.

David’s parents were both born in the U.S. His mother’s family came from Mexico and his paternal grandparents were from Puerto Rico and Sicily.

David graduated top of his high school class and was nominated by his Senator to attend the Air Force Academy. He had years of success in the high powered world of business and finance, starting his own companies, working hard and achieving much success. Unfortunately drug abuse and infidelity led to his involvement in two abortions beginning in 1989.

David shares about abortion and the role of men in the Latino culture:

“In the Latino culture Men are leaders and protectors of their families. Something deep within us is violated as men when we participate in the death of our unborn children. I was part of two abortions and after those procedures I was in terrible pain. I didn’t understand at first, but later I came to understand why I was abusing drugs and my life was out of control –I had violated something integral to my identity as a Latino man.”

Watch and listen to this riveting testimony of David’s shame, grief and in time recovery from his role in the death of his unborn children as gathers with fellow members of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign at the steps of the Supreme Court:

At the Service of the Master – Reflections of a Rachel’s Vineyard Counselor

Monday, October 17th, 2016


Vineyard Home

Kevin Burke, LSW

I just completed another Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat Weekend where I had the privilege to serve as the team counselor with Site Leader Evelyn Walsh and her amazing team and volunteers at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.

The Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend is very different from a secular therapeutic support group or any other counseling process. The therapist in this scenario is not the guiding master nor is the priest or ministry leader – as essential as they are on the weekend.  Neither is the facilitator the “captain of the retreat ship,” though they have an indispensible leadership role with the retreat team and in guiding the participants through the healing process.

The master of the retreat is Jesus Christ; Jesus encountered in the Word of God (manifest in a special way in the Living Scripture Exercises developed by the program’s creator Theresa Burke, Ph.D,) and the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation in the Catholic retreat format.   In a special way participants experience the love and mercy of Christ through the retreat team and the Christian community offering prayer and practical support. Each person, from the priest, deacon or minister, to the women and men in intercessory prayer throughout the weekend, and the person putting out snacks during a break – each have an integral part to play in the success of the weekend experience.

With that said, the team has an intimate and important role as they accompany the participants in their journey through the paschal mystery[1] of their lives.   The goal of each team member, as they are called upon, is to help facilitate the encounter of the woman or man with the Lord Jesus and in time with their unborn child or children.

The priest, facilitator, counselor and team members each at different times play an integral role in helping an individual begin to trust, remove obstacles that surface and keep them on track in their healing journey. The Rachel’s Vineyard retreat process is very effective at treating the disenfranchised grief[2] that is a key feature of those wounded by abortion and many of the symptoms that are common after the procedure.

Yet often it is the quiet support and encouragement of a team member with no therapy or ministry degree, who brings their own experience of abortion loss and healing in their role as they accompany the participants.  These valuable team members bring that presence, word of encouragement and the unspoken understanding of a woman or man’s fear and pain; they have been there – and they made it through to the other side.

Some team or volunteers may not have personally experienced abortion but their presence is also very valuable.  They powerfully reflect the love and mercy of Christ and the Church with those participants who have lived many years with the shame and guilt of their secret wound.

A River of Healing

I often imagine our role, team and volunteer staff, as accompanying the participants on a healing vessel travelling down a large river.  We know that there is a safe port ahead, one that will provide healing, peace and closure.

But sometimes the wind whips up, the water get’s choppy and thunder rocks the boat. For some team members and leaders this can be a time when anxiety and a natural desire to be in control enter their hearts.

There are of course times when in the interest of all the participants and in certain situations you do have to intervene and deal with a problem or disruption. These situations are often related to a person’s deep seated fear of encountering their intense pain and grief. There can also be anxiety about a personal encounter with their aborted child that can make a participant want to jump out of the boat and stay on shore – and sometimes even a desire to disrupt the retreat process. On a rare occasion a person is not a good fit for a group healing experience like Rachel’s Vineyard. [3]

But at the same time it is essential to be aware on a deeper level what is happening in our own hearts and souls as we encounter obstacles.

Fear and anxiety, while natural responses in some situations especially early in our ministry experience, can lead us to rely too heavily on our own strength, to want to assert control, and not trust in the power of the Holy Spirit.

The Apostle Peter learned this valuable lesson on the waters of the Sea of Galilee:

…the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.  But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”   Jesus said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus.  But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. (Matthew 14:24-32)

Wearing a Different Hat

For a counselor or priest/minister, it’s important to learn that this is a different role than the traditional therapy, ministry relationship or leadership position in a church.

It’s essential to discern when to step back, get out of the way in a sense, and trust God, your fellow team members, and trust in the retreat process. Thankfully there are many therapeutic benefits to the exercises and activities of the program that will assist the counselor in their role and help remove any obstacles to healing for most participants and help get them back on track.

The  Priest, Deacon or minister  in a special way incarnates the love of Christ and the Church for the participants.  This is particularly evident and moving when they act in the person of Jesus in certain exercises and meditations and of course in the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation in the Catholic model of the program.

The Rachel’s Vineyard weekend never fails to facilitate for the participants a powerful encounter with God and their unborn children.  What appears to be an insurmountable obstacle Friday evening often loses its power over the participants as they progress through the program Saturday and Sunday.

Some team members may struggle as they begin serving in this ministry, to recognize that at times they feel a need to be the center of attention or to receive affirmation as an important healing or ministry agent in the process. These are very human temptations and needs that can arise from pride and some of our own life wounds.   Jesus will prune and purify our efforts and gifts over time and increase the yield of our vineyard when we turn to Him in humility and repentance.

Its equally  important to be patience and compassionate with our limitations and weakness when they surface.   Some folks have spent years prior to their healing beating themselves up or acting out their pain in self-destructive and self-shaming ways.  Its important to trust that Jesus wants to build us up – not tear us down.

All Jesus needs is our trust and our humility…He will do the rest.

The Vineyard of Christ

The Lord calms the stormy seas and retreat participants sail on in peace toward the port of reconciliation and healing. There is a great freedom that comes when we abandon ourselves to Divine Providence and trust in His guiding presence.

We learn over time that this Vineyard does not belong to you or me…or even Rachel.

This is the Vineyard of Jesus Christ.

But remember as well that each weekend retreat is wrapped in the healing mantle of the mother of Christ, Mary.  She prays and intercedes for participants of all Christian denominations and faith traditions, and especially those with no faith, and leads them to her son Jesus.

So we can safely say with joy that this is also Mary’s Vineyard.


[1] Paschal Mystery: The passion, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ – the work God the Father sent his Son to accomplish on earth.

[2] Disenfranchised grief occurs when the loss does not receive normal social support, is not openly acknowledged or cannot be mourned publicly (Doka, 1989).

[3] This is usually clarified prior to the retreat in the registration period but there are situations that only become evident once the person begins the process.  For those participants, who even with encouragement, support and love are not ready for the weekend experience, they can be offered referrals for individual counseling and spiritual direction with the open invitation to attend a later retreat weekend sometime down the line.

Making Peace with the Devil and Getting Burned – The Church in Nazi Germany and the USA Elections of 2016

Thursday, October 13th, 2016



Let’s take a step back from the increasingly vulgar circus that is our national political process in 2016. Sordid revelations will continue to flow like fetid sewage as various political contests draw closer to Election Day.

The sideshow theatrics are a powerful distraction and tempt us to lose focus.

Once way to gain some perspective is to travel back in history and visit a country facing their own turbulent election period that would have seismic repercussions for that nation, the Church and the entire world.

Enter the Time Machine

It’s the early 1930’s and elections are being held in the Republic of Germany. A number of different political groups are competing for seats in the German Parliament or Reichstag. The Nazis were just one of a number of political parties that included Catholics, anti trade union monarchists, socialists, and communists.

For those who listened closely to the speeches and writings of the Nazi party and their candidates, and the violent actions of their brown shirted thugs, it was clear that once in power the Nazis planned to persecute, exile, and kill as many Jews as possible. In addition, their twisted theories of racial purity threatened not only the Jews, but those with mental and physical disabilities. A Nazi led government will view their non-German neighbors (especially the Poles and Slavs) as slaves to build the mythical Third Reich. It was also clear to those who closely studied their ideology, that Nazi philosophy was incompatible with and hostile to orthodox Christianity.

The Catholic Centre Party (BVP) was formed in Germany in 1871. Originally the party sought to defend Catholic interests against the predominantly Protestant policies of Otto von Bismarck. Given events in Russia and the persecution and famine directed against the Catholic population of the Ukraine in the 1920’s and 1930’s, there was understandable concern about radical left wing movements and their hatred of the private ownership of property and the Catholic Church.

Even with the continued ominous spread of atheistic communism,  the Catholic Church in Germany also recognized the threat that Nazi philosophy posed to the faithful:

Into the early 1930s the German [Catholic]Centre Party, the German Catholic bishops, and the Catholic media had been mainly solid in their rejection of National Socialism. They denied Nazis the sacraments and church burials, and Catholic journalists excoriated National Socialism daily in Germany’s 400 Catholic newspapers. The hierarchy instructed priests to combat National Socialism at a local level whenever it attacked Christianity.[31]

Tragically, the Christian faith was having a diminished influence in public life as the Nazi’s rose to power. Pressure from the anti-Christian and anti-Catholic forces of the left and right lessened the influence of the Church on individuals and in the wider culture. Church attendance dropped in post WWI Germany with materialism, hedonism and a renewed interest in pagan mysticism on the rise.

In a series of elections held in an atmosphere of increasing violence, intimidation and social unrest, Adolf Hitler became chancellor in January 1933. With Nazi paramilitary forces surrounding the Reichstag, Hitler pressured its members to support the Enabling Bill which would give him dictatorial powers. Hitler offered guarantees of the Catholic Centre Party’s continued existence and the autonomy of the Church, her educational and cultural institutions.  On the 23rd March, 1933, all members of the Catholic Centre Party in the Reichstag approved the Enabling Bill giving Hitler totalitarian control of the German nation.

The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII), and Germany’s vice chancellor, Franz von Papen, formally signed a concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich on July 20, 1933. [1] Though the intention was to protect the rights of German Catholics to practice their faith without interference of the Nazi Government, for some Catholic leaders and laity, this signaled a softening of the Churches opposition to National Socialism.

A Catholic Prophet in Exile

Dietrich von Hildebrand, a German citizen saw clearly as the Nazis and Hitler rose to power, that this movement was fueled by a diabolical evil. He understood that the Nazi ideology was a perverse and grave threat to the German people, the Catholic Church as well as any perceived enemies of the regime.

Alice Von Hildebrand writes about her husband’s anguish with Hitler’s rise to power and the signing of the Vatican Concordat:

He feared that this accord would mislead Catholics, and unfortunately he was right. His grief was boundless. He had freely chosen exile, abandoning everything that he possessed because he refused to live in a country “headed by a criminal.” He knew that the Church’s mission was to denounce evil—independently of whether the victims were Roman Catholics or Jews or anyone else. So he was shattered upon finding that at the German Bishops’ Conference in Fulda in 1933, most German bishops—betraying their God-given mission—were either slumbering (like the apostles in Gethsemane), plainly cowards, or infected by the Nazi virus. History repeats itself. In the City of God, St. Augustine laments the conduct of bishops who did not protect their sheep…

When the concordat was signed, Dietrich von Hildebrand declared that this document had less worth than the piece of paper on which it was written. He was right. Soon, as expected, it was trampled upon.

— Alice von Hildebrand – Catholic Answers

Soon millions of Jews, the mentally and physically disabled, Catholics and other Christians would go on to face abuse, torture, violence and death in Nazi concentration camps and all across war-torn Europe and Russia.

Back to the USA 2016A Catholic Concordat with Abortion?

After 43 years of legalized abortion, as we come to another Election Day in November, has the Catholic Church in the United States signed its own Concordat with abortion?   Have we made peace with legalized abortion and accommodated to this reality?

There are many Catholic and Christian leaders that look at our upcoming elections and present the issue of abortion as one among a number of important issues such as human sexuality, religious liberty, marriage and the family, social justice for the poor, the death penalty and concern about the environment.

They see seriously flawed candidates and express misgivings about both political parties. Some claim it is morally acceptable to sit out this election or vote third party because of the inadequacy of certain candidates.  Some clergy and laity claim that the one can evaluate candidates on a number of equally important issues, such as the death penalty and immigration and not just abortion, when they enter the voting booth.

But is abortion simply another issue for voters to consider on Election Day?

Given the massive numbers of deaths from the procedure, and the emotional and spiritual wounds of all who participate in the death of the unborn, abortion is the greatest evil in the history of the human family and is indeed the preeminent social justice issue of our times.

We are now a country where a publicly funded institution, Planned Parenthood rips apart later term babies in the womb, without anesthesia, and harvests their unborn baby organs and parts for sale and experimentation. We are a nation where the majority of its disabled citizens are murdered in the womb.

Making Peace with the Devil

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, one of the founding architects of legalized abortion in the U.S. who later became pro-life, has said that he and his pro-abortion allies would never have gotten away with what they did if the clergy had been united, purposeful, and strong.

Some points to consider, not in self righteous accusation, but in humble and honest acknowledgement of our collective failure as a Church, clergy and laity, to limit and end this carnage against the unborn:

– The decision of many Bishops to avoid public conflict with pro abortion politicians is a sensitive pastoral concern. However, does the continued reception of the sacraments by radically pro-abortion politicians communicate that one can be a Catholic in good standing and support pro abortion legislation and policies?  Is this in any way similar to the confusion after the concordat of the Vatican with the Nazi regime that the church had softened its opposition to National Socialism?

– While the Church clearly opposes the practice of abortion, does the concern of remaining an institution in good standing with the government and the IRS inhibit the Churches mission to end abortion?   Does a fear of appearing partisan in the political process prevent us from aggressively promoting the primacy of the pro-life cause?

-Has the Church in this country signaled to the laity and clergy that abortion is here to stay; there are many pressing issues that need attention and we need to stay out of the political fray and live at peace with the current regime?

The Gathering Darkness

We are at another historical crossroads, like Germany in the early 1930’s, when our choice of local and national candidates of all parties will determine the direction of our nation and world for years to come.

Yet, even after 60 million abortions in the United States alone, we are divided as a Church, here in the U.S. and around the world about the primacy of the pro-life cause when assessing a politician or political party.

With the death of each unborn child by abortion, our vision dims, hearts are hardened as our cynical culture becomes increasingly violent, perverse and nihilistic. Our current political climate reflects the growing darkness of our times.

Those of us in the ministry of defending life and healing the wounds of abortion at Priests for Life implore the religious leaders and the citizens of this great nation to resist the temptation to be distracted by the media circus that surrounds this election period.

We can no longer accommodate and live peacefully with the evil of abortion. If there is an unspoken “concordat” with abortion – it must end.

Vote for candidates in your local, state and national elections (even those that are less than ideal and have various flaws) that will begin to reduce the destruction of unborn children with the goal of ending this national nightmare.

Let us be united in prayer and vote for those candidates that are most likely to support and advance pro life legislation, appoint judges and other personnel that will respect human life, and have a reasonable chance of winning.


Fr Stephen Imbarrato Preaches on Abortion…and It Gets Really Personal

Thursday, October 6th, 2016


Fr Stephen Imbarrato preaches on  the emotional and spiritual wounds of mothers and fathers that participate in the death of their unborn children and the need for reconciliation and healing.  Fr Stephen shares his own experience, years before studying for the priesthood, when he and his girlfriend faced an unplanned pregnancy.

The Suicide of Western Nations: The Abortion Connection

Thursday, September 15th, 2016



By Kevin Burke, LSW

…I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child… – St Teresa, National Prayer Breakfast, February 3rd 1994, Washington D.C.

Mother Teresa’s comments bring to mind the sudden destruction of a child dwelling peacefully in its mother’s womb. We know that abortion also attacks the peace in the hearts and souls of parents and others that participate in the death of the unborn.

But is it possible for abortion to have an impact on a nation’s domestic and foreign policy…even armed conflict and war?

Immigration is a hot-button issue in the upcoming 2016 election and for many European countries – is there an abortion connection?

Can western nations with their high abortion rates, like individuals suffer from a collective trauma from abortion loss?

The Shockwaves of Abortion

Many of the leaders in business, academia, media and government in western nations have either personally experienced abortion or were part of abortion decisions and procedures. Countless others have been complicit in various ways in the death of millions of their own unborn citizens.

Health care professionals, counselors, educators and family and friends often remain neutral or advocate for abortion when a woman is discerning how to respond to an unplanned pregnancy.

Large segments of the population in western nations have lost an unborn son or daughter or other family members to abortion.  Many have participated in various ways in the death of unborn children (e.g., helping pay for a college roommate or sister’s abortion or driving a friend to the abortion center.)

Given the widespread impact of abortion in these countries, they are truly Post Abortive Nations.

Let first look at some relevant post abortion issues that individuals may experience that can help us understand the impact on entire nations:

We know that women who are traumatized by the procedure, especially those with previous abuse, can lose a sense of healthy personal boundaries and respect for their own bodies. This leads to self destructive and abusive behaviors and relationships.

– A common way that women and men can deny and displace their disenfranchised grief [1] from abortion is by involvement in various forms of political activism and charity work.  There is often an unconscious need to atone for the death of the unborn child that fuels their human rights and charitable activities such as advocating for victims of human trafficking, vulnerable children and the poor.  Others focus passionately on issues related to impoverished immigrant populations, animal rights and the environment.

– Abortion denial can be powerfully enforced by helping others facing unplanned pregnancy to be similarly “empowered” by having an abortion. On an international level activists with abortions in their personal history seek to expand access to abortion around the world with evangelical fervor.

The symptoms suffered after abortion are rooted in the inability to express and process the feelings and memories from the abortion event and come to a place of healing and peace. The heart of healing is a going through a safe process to express and process those painful feelings and memories, repentance of one’s role in the abortion and most importantly, reconnecting in love with the aborted child or children.

The Impact on Western Nations

Just as some women can struggle with personal boundaries and self destructive behaviors after abortion and other abuse, so too can a nation with its heritage, culture and borders.  Post Abortive Nations and their citizens can also share a collective unconscious need to atone for the death of their own unborn children.

This may contribute to a number of serious issues impacting western countries:

– Western nations are no longer preserving and valuing what is best in their culture and heritage as collapsing birthrates and uncontrolled immigration threaten the very existence of some countries.

– Post Abortive Nations are vulnerable to responding to humanitarian crisis and immigration issues in ways that place global and ideological concerns over the needs and rights of their own people.

– There has been a complete denial and repression of our need to individually and collectively mourn the death of close to 60 million unborn babies in the U.S. alone. Government officials and politicians become entangled in foreign conflicts and humanitarian crisis, nation building, and regime change (such as the U.S. in Libya) that may not be in the national interest  and often cause chaos and violence in the places of intervention.  While there are of course many factors, this collective repressed emotional grief may influence some of the decisions by high level government officials with personal abortion loss, or directly complicit in the death of aborted children.

– The excessive focus and at times obsession with the grievances and rights of those with same sex attraction and the growing transgender madness is at least partly fueled by this collective blindness to personal and national abortion grief.

– The U.S. seems to be losing its bearings. We stand back in disbelief at the acceleration of previously unheard of social engineering in our schools.  We have been grossly negligent and impotent as a society to stop the spread of pornography that threatens the moral and social foundation of our society.  Music and entertainment continues to glorify the ugliest excesses of a consumer culture that deifies personal gratification, is excessively violent, exploits women, and corrupts innocence.

Restoring National Sanity…Before It’s Too Late

The Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion has had far reaching effects on the citizens of the United States and all western nations.

This upcoming election here in the U.S. provides a clear and decisive moment when we can begin to retreat from the precipice of self-destruction.  It is time to stop the expansion of the culture of death, here and abroad, so our nation can begin to heal.

Urge your friends, family and colleagues at work to get to the polls this November 8th 2016, and vote for candidates that will protect our most vulnerable citizens in the womb.  Our nation’s survival may depend on it.






[1] Disenfranchised grief is grief that is not openly acknowledged, socially accepted or publicly mourned.

The Impact of Abortion on Poor Communities: Bridging the Gap Between Pro-Life and Social Justice Christians

Monday, September 12th, 2016



By Kevin Burke, LSW

Kelly Rosati is the vice president of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family:

  … it often seems as if pro-life and pro-justice Christians come from    two different planets…They lean in different political directions, and each thinks the other should prioritize the issues differently…they have little interest in working together—and in fact, they can often seem “at odds” with one another. (Christianity Today)

Public Religion Research Institute’s 2012 American Values Survey, revealed the division between those who identify as social justice and right to life Catholics:

“Social justice Catholics” (60%): believe…the Catholic Church should focus more on social justice and the obligation to help the poor, even if it means focusing less on issues like abortion and the right to life.

“Right to life Catholics” (31%): believe that the Catholic Church should focus more on abortion and the right to life in its statements about public policy, even if means focusing less on issues like social justice and the obligation to help the poor.”

If social justice Christians of all denominations could see the dynamic connection that exists between abortion and the challenges faced by those suffering poverty and oppression, maybe it would help bridge the gap between Social Justice Christians and Right to Life Christians. They may come to see that pro life advocacy, abortion prevention, and healing after abortion are essential in communities ravaged by violence, family breakdown and social and economic injustice.

There are two populations served in abortion healing programs like Rachel’s Vineyard that can help us better understand this relationship of abortion and poverty:

  1. Minority female victims of sexual abuse and other trauma
  2. The Male Prison Population

Sexual Abuse, Traumatic Re-Enactment and Abortion

In Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion, Dr Theresa Burke reveals that while abortion may initially appear to solve the problem of an unplanned pregnancy, the unfolding consequences of the procedure can be devastating for women with a previous history of sexual, emotional and physical abuse.

Dr Burke shares in Forbidden Grief that the invasive and painful experience of the abortion procedure serves to re-enact the physical and emotional violation of previous sexual abuse and other trauma. After the abortion these women may experience a powerful resurgence of symptoms; addictions, impulsive acting out in relationships, episodes of rage, anxiety, depression, self-injury, nightmares and difficulty sleeping.

The Shockwaves of Abortion have especially devastated the African American family in the United States.[1]  Since 1973, 13 million African American pregnancies have been ended by abortion.  If we look at the rate of sexual abuse among Africa Americans, we find a group of women that is especially vulnerable to post abortion complications.  Statistics reveal that 1 in 4 or 3.3 million African American women have been sexually abused.[2]

It is indeed challenging to face the scope and complexity of the problems facing poor families. But abortion creates emotional, spiritual and physical wounds and vulnerabilities that only exacerbate a woman’s pre existing trauma.

Women are left more vulnerable to ongoing exploitation, dysfunction and abuse in their relationships. We know that this instability and dysfunction in relationships leads to breakdown in family life, leaving women and their children vulnerable to predatory relatives, partners and friends.

The cycle continues; more abuse, more trauma, more abortions, more death.

Abortion prevention and abortion healing – if possible after the initial abortion – is essential to help break dysfunctional patterns in the lives of the poor (including repeat abortions, which make up half of all procedures.)  The emotional and spiritual recovery process in abortion healing programs helps to significantly reduce destructive symptoms and behaviors and provide a foundation to build a healthier relationship with God, spouses/partners and living children.

Abortion Healing and Prison Ministry – Reclaiming Lost Fatherhood

The Diocese of Palm Beach has a vibrant prison ministry at the maximum security facilities in that area. Under the leadership of Catholic Charities and Donna Gardner, they began ministering to men with abortion loss in the prison population using a support group version of Rachel’s Vineyard along with exercises from the Healing a Father’s Heart bible study.

Initially, there was some understandable skepticism by prison ministry staff of the need for such a program given the very serious issues with which these men were already struggling.  What they quickly learned is that close to 90% of the inmates were part of abortion decisions in the past, and it did impact their lives in powerful ways.

The healing journey of the inmates has revealed something very important about the interaction of abortion with childhood loss. This has relevance to men outside the prison walls in our poorest communities who have been hurt by abusive or absent fathers, and those families where children were emotionally wounded when their parents divorced.

Here’s some of what these men have taught us:

–        The abortion healing journey provides a unique opportunity for those men who have unresolved rage and hurt from fathers who were absent and/or abusive.  Many inmates had fathers that failed to treasure them as sons and serve as good models of manhood/fatherhood.  You can think of this rejection as a type of emotional abortion.

–       A solid post abortion healing program allows the participant to progress through the steps of emotional and spiritual recovery so they can repent of their role in the child’s death and also are able to restore their fatherly relationship with the aborted child or children.

–  They invite the Holy Spirit into the dark wounds of their own fathers’ loss, abuse, or neglect.  As they address their abortion wounds men learn on a deep and intimate level how to grieve, within a process immersed in God’s Word, sacrament, and the Holy Spirit.

–        The post-abortion recovery experience empowers them to let go of the rage and unhealthy behaviors that were their only way of coping with their pain in the past.  They are restored and strengthened as men and fathers.

The Foundation of All Human Rights

The great mystery of our salvation in Christ Jesus begins at the Annunciation and the incarnation of the Word of God within the blessed womb of Mary.  How can the dignity and protection of the unborn child not be a priority for all Christians?

It is tragic when we fail to see the fundamental relationship of abortion to the serious problems that impact all of our families, but especially the vulnerable, the poor, and the minorities who have especially high abortion rates in their communities.

For the Christians to emphasize the foundational primacy of the right to life of the unborn in no way diminishes the value of ministry to the poor, sick, elderly, and disabled.  A society that protects its most vulnerable members and treasures the dignity of unborn children will be even more effective in building a just and compassionate church and society.

[1] According to the Census Bureau, the rate of abortions in 2006 among black women was 50 per 1,000, compared with 14 for white women and 22 for “other” women. In New York City, 6 out of every 10 unborn African Americans are aborted.

[2] Robin D. Stone. No Secrets No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse. Harmony (March 8, 2005)

Abortion Doctors and Nazi Physicians: The Satisfaction of a Job Well Done

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016


Nazi Doctors

Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton interviewed 28 former Nazi doctors, including five who worked in the death camps.  Dr. Lifton also interviewed 80 Auschwitz survivors, including many who worked as prisoner-doctors along with the German medical staff.

One survivor asked Dr Lifton what kind of men the Nazi doctors were.

“Neither brilliant nor stupid,” Lifton sums up his reply, “neither inherently evil nor particularly ethically insensitive, they were by no means the demonic figures–sadistic, fanatic, lusting to kill–people have often thought them to be.” – The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton

Dr Lifton in his study of Nazi doctors discovered that these men developed the capacity to separate the gruesome and disturbing aspects of their role as Nazi doctors, from their normal life as family members, husbands, wives and parents:

Dr Lifton: These doctors had not killed anybody until they got to Auschwitz, so they weren’t extraordinary killers to start with. They were ordinary people who in that way were socialized to evil… They did selections, they selected in the camps…In a sense, they ran the killing process… So when they were in Auschwitz they had an Auschwitz self…But they would go home to their families…and they would be ordinary fathers and husbands where they would function in a relatively ordinary way… (The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton)

Normalizing the Abnormal

Dr Anthony Levatino is an ob-gyn and former abortionist:

Dr Levatino shares about performing a later term Dilation and Evacuation (D & C) procedure:

When the abortionist finishes a suction D & C, he has to open a little suction bag and he has to literally reassemble the child. He has to do that because he wants to make sure he didn’t leave anything behind.

Abortion doctors by necessity must disconnect from the larger moral and human reality of what they are doing.   An Abortionist is desensitized by repetition of the procedure to the human natural shock and horror of a dismembered baby, and over time is focused exclusively on a sense of professional satisfaction   that they have performed a successful procedure removing all the “products of conception.”  Medical professionals are especially vulnerable to such dissociation, as a detached technical focus is necessary to efficiently and accurately perform procedures.

The legality of abortion and training young physicians to perform the procedure legitimizes and normalizes what is a very un-natural event.

Dr Levitino:

My experiences are perhaps a bit more universal in terms of obstetricians and gynecologists in the country who were trained to do abortions during their residencies and then continued doing so as part of their private practice, but not the major part.

The social sanctioning of abortion exploits those ob-gyns who feel a professional responsibility to offer abortion services to their clients.

This socially sanctioned killing alongside of life affirming ob-gyn services further promotes this internal division within the soul and psyche of the abortionist.  Dr Levatino:

 There is no better news for me than to put that scanner on [a mother] at seven and eight weeks and show them a heartbeat and say: Your baby is okay. You do that as an obstetrician all the time.

And then, an hour later, you change your clothes, walk into an operating room and do an abortion.

Dr Levatino stopped doing abortions soon after the death of his young daughter in a car accident.  The shock of his daughter’s death somehow connected him to the humanity and value of those hundreds of children he destroyed in abortion procedures.

Tragically many abortion doctors fail to have this moment of enlightenment.   They remain numb and cut-off from the humanity of the child, the true nature of the procedure and their role in this death and destruction of human life.

The Price of Disconnection

There is a high price to for an abortion doctor who continues to function in a long term state of moral and spiritual disconnection:

Dr. Brewer…”when I was doing abortions, my life was in a shambles in terms of drugs, immorality and all the rest.” Abortionists, he said, “have marriages that are on the rocks…

Nita Whitten, working as a secretary in a Texas abortion clinic, became depressed and addicted to drugs. “I took drugs to wake up in the morning,” she said. “I took speed while I was at work. And I smoked marijuana, drank lots of alcohol….this is the way that I coped with what I did….” After having an abortion herself, she became severely depressed and at one point planned to commit suicide.(37)

Kathy Sparks, medical assistant at an Illinois clinic, thought she was not bothered by the blood and gore…But she… used alcohol and other drugs. Some other staff at her clinic were on drugs, she said, and several were alcoholics. – Ex Abortion Workers: Why They Quit

 Rationalized Justification of Evil

Dr Lifton found that the Nazi doctors thought of the prisoners as pre-dead. Every prisoner in Auschwitz was marked to die, they reasoned. They had no control over that. To experiment on their prisoner/patients was to bring some good out of those who were already sentenced to death. To select the old and weak for the gas chambers was actually a form of compassion because it spared them the more painful experience of starvation.

Amanda Marcotte at Slate defended Planned Parenthood after undercover videos revealed they were trafficking in the sale of baby body parts.  Marcotte tells us it’s ok to extract the organs or body parts from unborn boys and girls for medical sale and research because it’s what the parent wants.  They are going to die anyway so might as well derive some benefit, right?

Marcotte: We…shouldn’t deny women who want to donate fetal or embryonic remains to science any more than we would deny someone who wants to be an organ donor, even though the latter is also quite gross to ponder.

More from Amanda Marcotte at Slate:

Abortion is gross, no doubt about it. It becomes grosser the later in a pregnancy it gets. But so is heart surgery. So is childbirth, for that matter. We don’t deny people who need help in those cases because the help is gross.

Nazi doctors were seduced by the twisted philosophy of Hitler and other German racial purists. Dr Lifton revealed that these men felt called to be part of a great messianic medical mission – cleansing the body of the great German nation of the Jewish infection.

But this would require some messy and really gross medical work.

This soldiers who liberated Dachau discovered some pretty gross things:

The bodies of human beings were stacked like cords of wood… Human bodies neatly stacked, naked, ready for disposal. The arms and legs were neatly arranged, but an occasional limb dangled oddly…There was an aisle, then another stack, and another aisle, and more stacks… (Liberation of Buchenwald, by Harry J. Herder, Jr.)

Planned Parenthood’s  Dr Nucatola sharing over lunch about abortion techniques that aid in the extraction of baby body parts:

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”                                                                                                              

It’s ok…It’s legal!

The Nazi doctors were doing nothing illegal in Nazi Germany. The systemic destruction of the Jewish people, the mentally disabled and other enemies of the state was the socially sanctioned law of the land.

Samantha Allen at the The Daily Beast tells us not to get ourselves all worked up over the videos showing a Planned Parenthood doctor sipping wine as she casually discusses selling baby body parts.  It’s all perfectly legal…so everything is good:

But although Nucatola’s comments raise questions about the acquisition of fetal tissue and the ethical issues surrounding its collection, the transfer of human fetal tissue is not illegal in the United States. Women undergoing abortions sometimes choose to donate fetal tissue for scientific research and abortion providers do not facilitate these donations without their explicit consent.

The Light of Truth

Thankfully some physicians and abortion employees, such as Dr Anthony Levatino and the late Dr Bernard Nathanson are repenting and healing of their participation in the death of unborn children.

In January 2016 at the March for Life in Washington DC, Dr Levatino stood side by side with mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings who have lost loved ones to abortion.  This powerful image of healing families and a society fractured and wounded by abortion, reflects a real hope that we can turn away from this darkness.

Pray we can soon come to recognize as a society that abortion is the ultimate destroyer of not only the innocent unborn, but the Shockwaves of Abortion exploit and injure all who participate in their death.



Tim Kaine’s Catholicism: Broken Glass and Broken Babies

Friday, July 29th, 2016


Tim Kaine Planned Parenthood

Tim Kaine attended Mass at his home parish St Elizabeth’s in Richmond, Va. Kaine was asked to sing in the choir, and honored to perform a solo during the communion hymn.

Kaine’s pastor Fr Jim Arsenault had this to say about his famous parishioner:

I think Tim really extends a hand to help people and is very compassionate… I think he’d be concerned about that all lives matter…And he is a bridge-builder among races and communities.

Tim Kaine’s position on abortion? From National Review:

As a senator, he has received perfect, 100 percent scores from both Planned Parenthood and the NARAL…Some political observers are already hypothesizing that he might move even further to the left and embrace taxpayer funding of abortion…

Passive Complicity in Nazi Germany

On the night of November 9, 1938, all across Hitler’s Germany violence and terror were unleashed upon the Jewish people. Over a 48 hour period, more than 250 synagogues were burned, over 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, and many Jews murdered…while community police and rescue workers did nothing to stop the carnage by Hitler’s thugs. ¹

  “The pogroms became known as Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken   Glass, for the shattered glass from the store windows that littered the streets.”   Shortly after Kristallnacht  30,000 German Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps. ²  The systematic terror and genocide against the Jewish people was underway.

The Nazi’s were masterful at the art of propaganda. Considerable groundwork was laid in the years leading up to Kristallnacht to create the conditions for the passive complicity evident in the police and firefighters who did nothing as Jews and their businesses were attacked.  Nazi propagandists prepared the German people for the Holocaust in a relentless campaign to dehumanize the Jewish person. Jews were labeled a disease or parasites; Hitler talked of the Jewish bacilli. Extracting and destroying this threat to the German nation was a necessary, noble and patriotic act.

The silence of the German Christian churches is a tragic and shameful chapter in the history of this period.  Victoria J. Barnett is a writer and scholar whose work examines the role of Christian Churches during the Holocaust. Barnet writes:

Churches throughout Europe were mostly silent while Jews were persecuted, deported and murdered…Church leaders…wanted to avoid any conflict with the Nazi regime… There was little desire on the part of the Churches for self-sacrifice or heroism, and much emphasis on “pragmatic” and “strategic” measures that would supposedly protect these institutions’ autonomy in the Third Reich. Public institutional circumspection carried to the point of near numbness…the Churches failed to develop adequate moral and political responses to Nazi genocide…they knew what was happening.

From Broken Glass to Broken Babies

The Pro abortion propaganda specialists, like their Nazi predecessors, understood the need to manipulate language to dehumanize those designated for death.

Terms pro abortion strategists developed to describe the unborn child:

– Products of conception

– Blob of tissue

– The fetus as part of the woman’s body and (echoing Nazi racial propaganda against the Jews)  describing the  relationship of mother and baby as that of parasite and host

In Nazi Germany, once the Jews were sufficiently dehumanized, they were subject to all manner of abuse, mistreatment and murder as well as inhumane and tortuous medical experiments.

Fast forward to the United States 2016.

From the same publicly funded organization that enthusiastically affirms Tim Kaine, Planned Parenthood abortion doctor Deborah Nucatola casually shares over lunch the market for aborted unborn baby organs:

“I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.” Nucatola explains, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.” (LifeNews)

Collective Guilt

Fr Jim Arsenault of St Elizabeth’s:

The church has a teaching with regard to we’re pro-life, and we believe in that seamless garment of life. We respect sometimes lawmakers make difficult decisions.

The current high visibility of Tim Kaine and his pastor in the media shine an especially bright light upon the complicity of Catholics and all Christians in the death of innocent unborn children. Fr Arsenault hides behind the seamless garment of life to avoid holding parishioner Kaine accountable for his public support of Roe V Wade and promotion of legislation and laws that lead to the death of unborn children.  The legitimacy of the seamless garment that promotes the dignity of human life from womb to natural death – rests on the cornerstone foundation of all human rights – the right to be born.

But to be fair, many of us share in various ways the same blindness, passivity and complicity in the genocide against unborn children as well as other sins against justice and charity (Matthew 25: 31-46.) When history and God judges our nation in light of the death of nearly 60 million unborn boys and girls in the womb since 1973, that judgment will not fall on one Senator, one presidential candidate and one election.  The collective guilt and the blood of these innocent children is upon us all.

With that said, in this Year of Mercy it is not too late to repent and turn away from this darkness.  There is still time for the Church, and all believers and people of good will to send a clear message to both political parties this November:

– It is time to end our passivity and complicity in this our national tragedy of abortion.

– We will no longer tolerate the destruction of innocent unborn children.

– The seamless garment of life from womb to natural death rests on the cornerstone foundation of all human rights…the right to be born.

– We will hold our public officials accountable for how they legislate and vote on this foundational human rights issue.

– We will vote accordingly in November.

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

  • Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.
  • Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. 
  • The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil  society and its legislation: (Sections 2270, 2272, 2273.)
  1. The Night of Broken Glass.
  2. Ibid


Adam Silver and the NBA’s Double Standard in the Charlotte Decision: What About the Rights of Unborn African American Children in New York City, Headquarters of the NBA?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016


Beam in Eye

… first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:5)

In March 2016 North Carolina passed a law House Bill 2 (HB2), that said in schools and other public buildings, a person will use the bathroom or locker room determined by his or her biological gender at birth. It is estimated that about 0.2% of the population suffer with gender confusion and may identify as Transgendered.

The NBA was planning to hold its 2017 All Star Game in Charlotte. Adam Silver and the NBA, huddled together at their 5th avenue Manhattan offices and decided it’s time to take a stand for what they call the “core values of our league.”

“Since March, when North Carolina enacted HB2 and the issue of legal protections for the LGBT community in Charlotte became prominent…We have been guided…by the long-standing core values of our league. These include…diversity, inclusion, fairness and respect for others….”

The NBA concluded this law violated their “core values” and made the decision to pull their All Star Game from Charlotte and move it to another state.

The Beam in the NBA’s Eye

Over 75% of NBA players are African American. The NBA headquarters are located in New York City.

According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in 2012 more unborn black were children lost to abortion (31,328) than were born (24,758.)   African American children comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in New York City.

Yet Adam Silver and the NBA decided that North Carolina is where they take a stand for what they see as a gross violation of the civil rights of 0.2% of people who suffer from gender identity confusion. Their core values are so deeply violated by HB2 that they decided to  humiliate and financially punish the city of Charlotte and the state of North Carolina.

From the Wall Street Journal:

The exit from North Carolina is a major blow for the state’s largest city, which stands to lose at least $100 million in economic benefits as a result, according to state Sen. Jeff Jackson, a Charlotte Democrat.

In the city where Adam Silver and the NBA have their corporate headquarters, nearly 6 out of 10 African American pregnancies are ended by abortion. Thirty thousand African American unborn boys and girls die each year in New York City alone.

Evangelist Alveda King, niece of Dr Martin Luther King and Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, had this to say about the NBA’s decision:

Many of these little boys and girls would have been future NBA fans. A few exceptional athletes would have had the thrill of playing in a future All Star game. All of them, if allowed the basic civil right of being born, would have shared the same blessing that you and I enjoy each day in this great nation; the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Instead of standing up for the civil rights of millions of unborn black children lost each year to abortion, and the suffering and devastation this brings to their parents and communities, the NBA decided to take the radical action of pulling their All Star game from Charlotte because of HB2.

Jesus had something to say about the blindness of the self-righteous:

And why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye, and not notice the beam which is in your own eye? Or how say to your brother, ‘Allow me to take the splinter out of your eye,’ while the beam is in your own eye?

First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:3-5)






How Abortion Led Us Down the Rabbit Hole of Transgender Madness

Monday, July 11th, 2016


…Alice ran across the field after [the rabbit], and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge. In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again… Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


On May 13, the Obama administration declared that every public school facility must give students access to all activities and facilities consistent with their gender identity.   The Obama White House wants our nation to follow Alice down the rabbit hole of transgender politics and bathroom insanity.

The majority of United States citizens are being forced to make radical and unsafe accommodations to the small number of individuals who suffer from gender confusion. As we shall see, other confused children and young adults are exploited by the propaganda of the transgender activists and become collateral damage in the culture wars.

Many have been surprised and alarmed at the rapid advance of this ideology of transgender rights. Yet, as with same-sex marriage, an increasing number of our fellow citizens see this as a natural progression in the development of a more inclusive, compassionate and just society.

How can we understand this rapid surrender to the ideologues and activists that are shaping our nation’s future?

It may be helpful as we mobilize to fight back against this madness, to step back and consider the broader issue of the origins and nature of sin and the critical role of abortion in creating a fertile soil for our current moral and spiritual confusion.

Justice Kennedy and the Serpent

Consider the words of Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 1992 Planned Parenthood vs Casey abortion case:

At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.

Justice Kennedy’s words echo back to that original rebellion against the providence of God:

The woman said to the serpent…God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened,and you will be like God knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3-4) 

The Genesis account reveals the origin of human sin and our ongoing temptation to reject God’s providence.  Kennedy’s comments suggest a perverted understanding of the nature of the “heart of liberty” as a type of deification of the autonomous self (“you will be like God.”)

The Transfigured and Disfigured Christ

Kennedy’s concept of human liberty presents a sharp contrast to the words of Jesus at the last Passover with his beloved apostles:

This is my body, given up for you.

And in the Garden of Gethsemane before his arrest:

Not my will Father, but your will be done.

Sin disfigures the human person and darkens the mind, emotions and conscience…but also the body.

The one who was transfigured in blinding light on Mount Tabor, very soon after would be disfigured beyond recognition by our sins. Jesus embraced his mission to heal the wounds of the human family inflicted by the serpent, and reconcile us to the Father.

The movie the Passion of the Christ and a close study of the Shroud of Turin, reveal in graphic and shocking detail the extent of the physical damage caused by the beatings, scourging, and crucifixion of Jesus. In the sadistic cruelty and humiliation inflicted on the sacred body of Jesus, we see how sin disfigures the image of God made flesh.  Sin has a similar effect on each of us, with effects both visible and hidden.

The Disfigured Body in the Abortion and Transgendered Movements

In the Genesis account we see that the temptation of the serpent was a carefully crafted lie.  His hidden agenda was to attack the intimate and holy relationship between man and woman and also the relationship with their Creator. The consequences of sin are confusion, disharmony, and spiritual and physical death.

Abortion, like the serpent’s temptation, was also founded on carefully crafted lies. The late Dr Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist, and one of the founding fathers of the abortion revolution prior to his conversion, shares the truth:

We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. We succeeded [in breaking down the laws limiting abortions] because the time was right and the news media cooperated. We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions, and fabricated polls which indicated that 85% of the public favored unrestricted abortion, when we knew it was only 5%. We unashamedly lied, and yet our statements were quoted [by the media] as though they had been written in law.’ (quoted in John Powell, Abortion: the silent Holocaust. Tabor, Allen, Texas. 1981.)

This campaign of deception set the stage for 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized the widespread poisoning, dismembering and desecration of unborn children through all nine months of pregnancy.

The Planned Parenthood videos released by the Center for Medical Progress reveal the cold and calculated darkness that, over time, disfigures the hearts and minds of those immersed in this culture of death.

Planned Parenthood abortion doctor Deborah Nucatola casually shares over lunch the market for unborn baby organs:

“I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.” Nucatola explains, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.” (LifeNews)

Transgender Abuse: “Healthy Organs Were Amputated”

Like the abortion rights revolutionaries, the transgendered movement is prepared to lie, manipulate information and language, and mutilate and sacrifice our vulnerable children and families to advance their radical agenda.

Dr. Kathleen “Kelly” Levinstein, PhD, is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan, Flint.   Her research and advocacy work includes human and civil rights violations against the autistic community.

Dr. Levinstein shares a tragic and cautionary tale about the vulnerability of children with autism to the radical agenda of transgender activist in this account about her daughter who has undergone transgender medical transition:

My daughter, who is on the autism spectrum -When she was 16, she began watching a TV show called “Degrassi,” which featured an FtoM character. After a few weeks, she announced that she was not actually…lesbian, as she had previously said, but was in fact trans. She started attending a local PFLAG where she met many trans people, including a number of FtoM trans teenagers who were raving about a certain “gender therapist who gave my daughter the go-ahead to have a bilateral mastectomy after only two sessions. This gender specialist never reviewed any of the Special Ed records or spoke to my daughter’s previous therapist, who had known her for a decade.

The gender therapist (whom I believe has an unholy financial alliance with the surgeon) gave my daughter (then 18 and one day) the go-ahead for the $30,000 surgery (covered for all university employees and their families where I work). My daughter is now on testosterone (which she clearly is unable to evaluate the risks and consequences of)…

She has been taken advantage of. Healthy organs were amputated. This is insurance fraud, poor clinical practice, a violation of APA standards, unethical and unjust. It is a crime not just against women, but particularly against disabled women.

So many of these young women who are “transitioning” are also autistic.

Healthy organs of this autistic young woman were amputated.

Planned Parenthood harvests the healthy organs of unborn little boys and girls torn from the womb of their mothers.

The further we are removed from our moral and spiritual Judeo-Christian heritage and the absolute providence of our Creator over human life, the further we travel down the rabbit hole into cultural chaos and madness.

Finding our Way Home

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – Founding Father John Adams

The sexual revolution marches on emboldened by its victories to spread sexual immorality and abortion around the world. The goals of the revolution expand to redefine and deconstruct what it means to be human, male and female.

Now for Some Very Good News

After over 20 years in ministry around the world for those suffering after abortion, we have discovered some common themes in the healing journey. Abortion is a deep wound that intimately hurts women emotionally, spiritually and physically. When they attend a safe and effective healing program like Rachel’s Vineyard, this deep wound is cleansed, and the power of God begins to heal and renew broken hearts and troubled souls. They grieve and reconcile with God and their unborn children.

Men are also wounded by participating in the death of their unborn children. Their secret suffering is often rooted in the failure to defend and protect their son or daughter.  This can weaken them later as men and fathers.  The passivity of many men in our country to the advancing radical agendas of the same sex, abortion and transgender movements may be connected to their unresolved shame, grief and guilt from their abortion loss.    Reconciliation and healing strengthens men to embrace their role as spiritual leaders in their families and communities, rooted in Christ’s example of loving service and sacrifice for those entrusted to their care.

Just as abortion darkens the mind and conscience, healing the intimate wounds of abortion brings renewed light and moral clarity.

As women and men continue that process of emotional and spiritual growth and healing after abortion, they can better discern God’s will for their lives. With joy and gratitude, and a renewed and vibrant faith, they experience a call to loving service to others in their churches and communities.

There is a great harvest across our nation of those wounded by the Shockwaves of Abortion, and waiting to hear a message of liberating truth rooted in charity, compassion and love.

This humble but powerful army of those reconciled from their abortion loss can unleash a flood of grace upon this nation, and push back against the culture of death.

Its time to stop our nation’s descent down the rabbit holes of sexual revolution and transgender madness.

Let the healing begin!