Shockwaves: Abortion’s Wider Circle of Victims

This book by Janet Morana, Executive Director of Priests for Life, shines a bright light on the undeniable truth of abortion, that it impacts everyone – not only the mothers and fathers who lose their own children to abortion, but also the grandparents, siblings, extended families, religious and ethnic communities, pro-life advocates and even the abortion providers themselves. With 60 million legal abortions since 1973, there is no segment of our nation that remains untouched.

Janet Morana
JANET A. MORANA serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion.



The Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Rachel's Vineyard have brought God's healing and mercy to countless people wounded by abortion. In "Shockwaves," Janet Morana gives a new impetus to that healing mission by showing how much wider and deeper the wounds of abortion are than most people realize!

His Eminence Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna


As Pope Francis has reminded us, the Church must be the place where people encounter God's mercy. In this book Janet Morana has given us a great new tool to help us understand how many people are wounded by abortion, and how we can accompany them toward healing!

Most Rev. Michael Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs

This is a must read for those concerned about the fundamental moral tragedy of our time, and how much damage abortion does to families and our whole society!

Most Rev. James Conley, Bishop of Lincoln

The Gospel of Life is the Gospel of Mercy, and Janet Morana's "Shockwaves" will give you a deeper appreciation of how many different people need that mercy for every abortion that occurs. 

Fr. Wade Menezes, CPM 
Fathers of Mercy Assistant General and EWTN Series Host

Having been through a number of minor earthquakes in California and Peru, I know that they last from a few seconds to a minute. Yet the death and damage spreads far from the epicenter and lasts for years – as seen in the Andean town of Yungay, whose entire population was destroyed and only a statue of Jesus Christ survived on a hilltop. This book vividly sets forth how an abortion that requires a relatively short amount of time is the epicenter of a deadly earthquake whose aftershocks spread far throughout the lives of the mothers, fathers, families and the whole of society. It personalizes a topic that many want to see from a distant, clinical, politically correct perspective, leading us beyond the news byte of abortion and motivating us to offer relief to the suffering victims. Reading it without tears is nearly impossible; responding to aid the many victims is imperative.

Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J.


In "Shockwaves," Janet Morana brings together the wrenching testimonies of so many who have been devastated by the impact of abortion, starting with the babies and the mothers and rippling outward to fathers, grandparents, siblings, friends – to the abortion practitioners themselves. This compassionate acknowledgment of the extent of abortion grief will be an invaluable resource for healing. 

Maria McFadden Maffucci
Editor, Human Life Review

In her book, Janet Morana writes, "There is no such thing as a private abortion," and then provides overwhelming evidence to back it up. As a counselor to fathers of aborted babies, it warms my heart to see her include these all-but-ignored victims of abortion. "Shockwaves" will make even the most hardened pro-abortion activist reconsider the ramifications of so-called "choice."

Brad Mattes
President, Life Issues Institute


"Shockwaves" will remain with you long after you’ve finished reading. Brilliantly argued, harrowing in its portraits of the walking wounded, Janet Morana has compiled a necessary and important book. By deconstructing our assumptions about abortion as a form of personal right, its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works, Morana shows the tremor after the quake and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for or survive the shockwaves of abortion. By cutting through a bedrock of harrowing true-life testimonies, Morana provides an indispensable resource.   

Theresa Burke Ph.D.
Founder, Rachel’s Vineyard

This book is not just for your friends, co-workers, and relatives who still consider themselves pro-choice. That's because in "Shockwaves,” Janet Morana paints a clear, well documented picture of how every abortion has a major ripple effect: a ripple effect that's more like a tidal wave leaving a path of death, destruction, and heartbreak.  All of us, even those in the pro-life movement, need to be reminded of the ferocious fall-out of a so-called "women's right to choose.

Teresa Tomeo
Catholic author, journalist and talk show host

More books by Janet Morana...

Recall Abortion

Recall Abortion: Delves deeply into abortion as a bad product that should be recalled by our government, and explores what women who have abortions recall about the experience. Order paperback here.


Everything You Need to Know about Abortion for Teens: Everywhere they turn, today’s youth are bombarded with the message that abortion is normal and even good and they have few resources to tap into if they want to learn the truth. In Everything You Need to Know About Abortion – For Teens these dangerous lies are exposed while the truth about the harm abortion causes to women, men and society is spelled out in easy-to-understand chapters each built around a central theme. Order here.

Priests for Life
PO Box 236695 • Cocoa, FL 32923
Tel. 321-500-1000, Toll Free 888-735-3448 • Email: