Philadelphia Has a Serious Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Philadelphia Has a Serious Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 [Well written, informative and moving study of urban violence and PTSD by Steve Volk of Philadelphia Magazine.  I think this has special relevance as Rachel’s Vineyard expands its post abortion outreach to urban settings where abortion is part of larger culture of trauma and violence and where abortion rates are so high (6 out of 10 African American pregnancies in NY city end in abortion)…similar to the poor West Philadelphia neighborhood where Gosnell practiced his perverted form of medical care. ]

Welcome to Hell: Philadelphia Has a Serious Case of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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As a result of our gun crisis, tens of thousands of Philadelphians might be suffering the same psychological trauma as people in Afghanistan and Rwanda. In a world like that, do two young boys stand a chance?

By Steve Volk

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