Books Available from Acorn Books

Books Available from Acorn Books


Giving Sorrow Words: Women’s Stories of Grief After Abortion

Journalist and women’s rights advocate Melinda Tankard Reist draws on women’s own stories to examine the social, familial, and coercive pressures that lead to abortions, many of which are unwanted. She also shows how these women’s stories often go unheard in a society eager to dismiss abortion-related trauma. Includes 18 personal testimonies from women who have been there.

Written by Melinda Tankard Reist
204 pages ISBN: 0-09648957-4-9
$14.95 US
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Victims and Victors: Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions, and Children Resulting from Sexual Assault

click here for larger imageThis compelling new book addressing these complex issues in a clear and insightful manner. Drawn from a survey of nearly 200 women who have experienced rape or incest pregnancies, Victims and Victors reveals a seldom-heard truth: that most women who become pregnant through sexual assault do not want abortions!

Edited by David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa and Amy Sobie
192 pages ISBN: 0-09648957-1-4
$11.95 US See below for information about discounts, shipping costs and ordering.


Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion

Forbidden Grief is a compelling, haunting review of Dr. Theresa Burke’s experience in counseling hundreds of women for abortion-related emotional problems. Dr. Burke exposes the obstacles in the way of post-abortion healing, reviews the full range and depth of post-abortion adjustment problems, and illustrates how we can create a more understanding and healing society where women will no longer be required to hide their pain.
*Also available in Spanish   

Written by Theresa Burke and David C. Reardon
336 pages. ISBN: 0-9648957-9-9
$17.95 US See below for information about discounts, shipping costs and ordering


The Jericho Plan: Breaking Down the Walls Which Prevent Post-Abortion Healing

How to promote post-abortion healing for oneself, loved ones, and co-workers, particularly within churches. Includes a sermon guide for pastors on how to overcome the fear of preaching on abortion by focusing on the need to create a healing environment for those already emotionally and spiritually wounded by abortion.   

Written by David C. Reardon, Ph.D.
120 pages ISBN: 0-9648957-5-7   
$8.95 US See below for information about discounts, shipping costs and ordering


Making Abortion Rare: A Healing Strategy for a Divided Nation

Describes a comprehensive educational, legislative, and pastoral strategy for creating a truly pro-life society where abortion is not only illegal, but unthinkable. Argues that a proper understanding of post-abortion issues reveals the only way to end all types of abortion: legal and illegal, chemical and surgical.
Written by David C. Reardon, Ph.D.
224 pages ISBN: 0-9648957-6-5 (paperback*)
$14.95 US See below for information about discounts, shipping costs and ordering.

*A Hardcover edition of Making Abortion Rare is available for $24.95 US



Detrimental Effects of Abortion: An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary (Third Edition)

Detrimental Effects of Abortion is anbook image indispensable reference guide to studies on the most hotly-contested social,moral and political topic our nation is currently facing. This is the only publication to list, all in one place, all the major statistically significant studies on abortion.

Edited by Thomas W. Strahan 276 pages. ISBN: 0-9648957-0-6 (available in either perfect bound paperback or electronic format)  
$34.95 US See below for information about discounts, shipping costs and ordering


Aborted Women, Silent No More

This may be the most powerful book ever published on abortion,” according to the Conservative Book Club. Indeed, this classic sparked the rise in awareness about post-abortion issues among Christians and pro-life activists when it was first published in 1987, and continues to be one of the most valuable and well read resources in the field.
It offers a comprehensive review of BOTH the physical and psychological aftereffects of abortion, describes the characteristics of high-risk abortion patients, the process of post-abortion healing and reconciliation, and the nature of the cover up of abortion risks and deaths by the abortion industry. It also contains the complete testimonies of 20 post-abortion women and the results of a detailed national survey of 252 post-abortion women. This is why Focus On The Family’s CITIZEN magazine calls it the “standard reference book on post-abortion issues.”

By David C. Reardon 400 pages ISBN 0-0-9648957-2-2
$24.95 US See below for information about discounts, shipping costs and ordering

Reversing the Gender Gap
Touch the Hearts, Earn the Trust, Win the Votes of 30 Million Post-Abortive Women

This is an essential strategy and sound-bite guide for pro-life candidates, lobbyists, and spokespersons.Click for Larger Image

Now is the time to move beyond the politics of condemning abortion. Now is the time to champion the pro-woman/pro-life strategy for ending abortion in a way guaranteed to help women.

Every pro-life politician in your state should be given a copy of Reversing the Gender Gap. Please make sure your pro-life group has done so. If they haven’t, get a few friends together and do it yourself!

(These booklets fit easily into a standard  business size envelope for easy mailing with your own cover letter.)

Learn more about Reversing the Gender Gap here.


Ordering Information for Books

100% of the proceeds from your order will go to support post-abortion research, education, and outreach.


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