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Month: July 2018

The Elephant in the Examination Room: Why Are Medical Professionals Reluctant to Talk to Women About this Common Medical Procedure?

The Elephant in the Examination Room: Why Are Medical Professionals Reluctant to Talk to Women About this Common Medical Procedure?

  By Lauren Kretzer Seeing a new medical provider means you get handed the brown clip board from the receptionist with that tedious multi-page “new patient form.” Some questions are quite detailed and frankly, embarrassing. Others may make us squirm in our seats; e.g., weight, smoking, daily wine intake, etc. But if you are like me, there is one question that hit me harder than any other; HAVE YOU EVER BEEN PREGNANT? As someone who experienced abortion, and was unable…

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Let That Light Shine! 10 Ways to Promote Your Abortion Recovery Ministry

Let That Light Shine! 10 Ways to Promote Your Abortion Recovery Ministry

  By Susan Swander and Kevin Burke, LSW Meet with your Pastor/Minister Contact the pastor or another minister active in your church. This kind of personal connection is important.  You or someone on your team can share about a past abortion, faith related struggles after the procedure, and how abortion recovery was such a blessing. Most pastors are not sure how to address the issue of abortion. Some fear hurting or alienating those that had the procedure.  Your personal sharing…

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Crossing The Border of the Womb: Understanding the Emotional Fireworks of the Left on Immigration

Crossing The Border of the Womb: Understanding the Emotional Fireworks of the Left on Immigration

By Kevin Burke, LSW In late June  thousands gathered across the U.S. to protest the Trump administration’s border policy. Rallies in Portland turned violent and had to be shut down by police. US Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) recently urged her supporters to harass members of the Trump administration in public places. At weekend rallies she called for the impeachment of President Trump. Immigration is perhaps the most contentious issue that defines an increasingly divided electorate. While there are reasonable differences on…

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