There is healing for you!
If you are hurting from an abortion, you have a home here. Priests for Life
embraces with compassion and forgiveness those who have had abortions. We will
lead you to the healing that comes from the Lord, and the care of the Christian
Community. We are ready to talk with you and listen to you.
Priests for Life works with ministries worldwide that offer this healing.
Rachel's Vineyard is a ministry
of Priests for Life, and provides counseling and retreats for those who have had
abortions. You may speak to someone there at 1-877-HOPE-4-ME
Another of our ministries is the
National Silent No More Awareness Campaign, which is committed to leading
people to healing after abortion, and also gives individuals the opportunity to
give public witness to the harm of abortion and the healing of the Lord.
There are many other resources for those who suffer from abortion. We invite
you to call 1-800-5-WE-CARE, the National Office of Post-abortion Reconciliation and Healing.
We likewise recommend the ministry of
For those involved in ministering to men and women hurting from abortion,
Priests for Life and Rachel's Vineyard offer training seminars to aid you in
your ministry. For more information, including presentation descriptions,
click here to see Fr. Frank Pavone's seminar catalog in PDF format and
click here for the Rachel's Vineyard Clinical
Training Catalog in PDF format.
Words of Pope John Paul II to those who
have had Abortions
Fr. Frank Pavone's talk to the general public on healing
the wounds of abortion - April 2006: [Listen]
Frank Pavone's post-abortion healing seminar for Clergy (2006)
Graphic Images and Post-Abortion Healing by Dr. Theresa Burke and Kevin
Abortion doesn't help; it hurts
The idea that abortion solves problems is a deception and illusion. The
reality is that it solves nothing and brings a host of problems of its own.
Through the links on this page, we will provide an ever-increasing
understanding of some of those problems, and some of the help available to bring
hope and healing.
Nobody knows exactly how many women suffer the after-effects of abortion.
What is clear, however, is that the more one searches, the more one finds. More
research is necessary in order to bring the public the most reliable information
on this critical issue of women's health.
Some complications of abortion flow from the inherent dangers of the
procedure itself. Others come from the carelessness and callousness with which
it is carried out. Some women
survive a legal abortion.
If all the abortions in our world stopped tomorrow, the task of healing will
have only begun, and will go one for decades. The task of bringing hope,
healing, and reconciliation to all who have been involved in abortion will be a
more and more dominant aspect of the
pro-life mission of the Church.
We invite you to visit the website of the Elliot Institute, which provides research
and testimonies on the aftereffects of abortion and explores various
psychological and physical complications. Likewise, read the interview which Fr.
Frank conducted with
Dr. David Reardon.
We invite you to also subscribe to
"Vine and Branches," the monthly
E-newsletter of Rachel's Vineyard.
We likewise invite you to visit various sites which speak of
the connection between abortion and
breast cancer, including that of Dr.
Joel Brind. Also, read about the potential legal liability of abortion
providers who do not inform women about the prospect of increased risk for
breast cancer following an induced abortion:
Testimonies from those who know the pain
Women who have had abortions:
Abortions through Birth Control Pills and Devices
Testimonies of the Fathers of Aborted Children
Further Educational Material
Redeeming A Father's
Book and Ministry
for Post Abortion Healing: Ramah International
Vineyard website contains a schedule of retreats for Post-Abortion individuals
Finding Hope After Abortion
A Choice Against Women
A Brief Summary of
Repentance and God's
Forgiveness after Abortion
The Koop Letter
Abortion leads to
emotional damage for men, too
Abortion and Depression: An Interview with Dr. Theresa Burke [Part
We invite you to visit the website of the
for the Unborn.
The National Memorial for the Unborn, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, used to be an
abortion facility. Now it is dedicated to the memory of those who have been
killed by abortion. Moms, Dads, and other family members of aborted babies can
contact the memorial and have a plaque put up on the wall there, with an
inscription in honor of the child. Fr. Frank Pavone made a special visit to the memorial in 1998, to express the
commitment of Priests for Life to post-abortion healing. In June, 2002, the
memorial recognized the efforts
of Fr. Frank and Priests for Life in promoting post-abortion healing. Call the
Memorial at 800-505-5565 for more information.
A similar shrine now also exists at the Church of the Holy
Innocents, 128 West 37th Street, in New York City. This
Shrine of the Holy Innocents, at which names of aborted children may be
enrolled, is a simple but remarkable haven of comfort in the midst of a city
filled with abortion chambers.
Priests for Life also now maintains, under the altar in our
main headquarters, a book of names
of aborted babies.
Survivors of Abortion
Fr. Frank Interviews Dr.
writes about the priest and post-abortion healing
Fr. Frank Pavone's talk "Abortion Exploits Women" [part 1:
Fr. Frank Pavone's talk "Shepherding the Flock After Abortion" [part 1:
and [part 2: