The following is a list of additional resources which you may turn to for personal study, and lists of organizations to whom you may refer women and men for counseling or additional information. This list will be periodically updated. If you or your congregation develop materials, such as a series of bulletin inserts, which may be help to others, please let us know.
You may receive a fax-on-demand update by calling the Elliot Institute from a fax machine handset. Once connected to our computerized communications center, just follow the touchtone menu to select the document(s) which you wish to have faxed to you. After the selections have been made, you will be told when to press the “receive” button. The “Resources” update, or other documents you request on post-abortion issues, will then be transmitted to you.
Pro-Life Clergy Groups & Clergy-Specific Resources
American Life League, Inc., PO Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555, (540) 659-4171. Offers free camera ready copy of Pro-Life Bulletin a monthly insert for church bulletins in both Catholic and non-Catholic versions.
Christian Life Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 505 Second Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4916, (202) 547-8105.
“Healing the Wounds,” c/o Pro-Life Activities Office, 521 S. 14th Street, Suite 203, Lincoln, NE 68508, (402) 477-7517. This is a very good, bulletin insert program called “Healing the Wounds.” In six brief flyers, congregations are educated on how abortion hurts women and how church communities can provide a healing environment for their members. You may find room for improvement, but this set is an excellent first start which demonstrates the power of the bulletin as a vehicle for “soft-sell” healing. These flyers are specifically written for a Catholic audience, but could easily be adapted for other denominations.
National Clergy Council, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004, (703) 361-2086.
National Pro-Life Religious Council (NPRC), c/o National Association of Evangelicals, 1023 15th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 789-1011.
Priests for Life, PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314, (914)-937-8243. Support and educational materials for Catholic clergy.
Post-Abortion Counseling and Training
Abortion Recovery Network at http://www.abortionrecovery.org. National toll-free hotline at 1-866-4-MY-RECOVERY (1-866-469-7326). A network of ministries that provides information and counseling for those suffering after abortion. Their web site helps locate post-abortion ministries both in the U.S. and internationally. Also provides help to men, family members, medical personnel and those in prison who have been affected by abortion.
CARENET (formerly Christian Action Council), 109 Carpenter Drive, Suite 100, Sterling, VA 20164, (703) 478-5661. Noted for its widely used PACE program (Post-Abortion Counseling and Education).
Healing Hearts Ministry, 2717 York Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60521, (708) 990-0909. Grace Kern, Coordinator. A post-abortion healing ministry sponsored by Lutherans for Life of Illinois.
H.E.A.R.T., Inc., PO Box 54783, Cincinnati, OH 45254-0783. Post-abortion hotline: (513) 528-6040. Hot-line counseling, and developing book, “How to Begin a Post-Abortion Recovery Outreach.”
Institute for Pregnancy Loss, 111 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3819, (603) 431-1904. (See Research and Education).
IPLCARR, PO Box 27103, Colwood Corners, Victoria, B.C. V9B 5S4 Canada, (604) 391-1840. (See Research and Education).
Knowing Heart Ministries, PO Box 17121, Wichita, KS 67217, (316) 945-9291. Traveling speaker: Nancyjo Mann. Specializes in ministry to women who aborted in second or third trimester.
Last Harvest Ministries, Route 4 Box 605, Marshall TX 75671, (800)-422-4542. Support materials and training.
National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing, PO Box 07477, Milwaukee, WI 53207-0477, (414) 483-4141 and 800-5WE-CARE. National referral network and training in post-abortion counseling. Coordinates Project Rachel programs in Catholic dioceses.
Open Arms, PO Box 9292, Colorado Springs, CO 80932, (719) 573-5790. Support materials and training.
Post-Abortion Ministries, PO Box 281463, Memphis, TN 38168-1463, (901) 837-3343. Support materials and training.
Project Rachel. (See National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing.)
Victims of Choice, PO Box 815, Naperville, IL 60566-0815, (708) 378-1680. Support materials and training.
Post-Abortion Research and Education
American Victims of Abortion, c/o NRLC, 419-7th St., N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 626-8800. Public education and advocacy.
Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change, c/o NRLC, 419-7th St., N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 626-8800. Publishes Research Bulletin, a scholarly review of research on post-abortion issues, six times per year.
Elliot Institute, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791, (217) 525-8202. Publishes The Post-Abortion Review, brochures, and book length materials under the imprint Acorn Books. Also undertakes original research projects. To assist you in your ongoing ministry to the women and men who have been involved in abortion, we encourage you to subscribe to The Post-Abortion Review, which is a quarterly publication of the Elliot Institute and is edited by this book’s author. The recommended donation to receive The Post-Abortion Review is $20, though we would be glad to send it to you for a smaller donation if that is all you can afford.
Institute for Pregnancy Loss, 111 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3819, (603) 431-1904. Publishes research monographs. Does original research. Therapy.
IPLCARR, PO Box 27103, Colwood Corners, Victoria, B.C. V9B 5S4 Canada, (604) 391-1840. Original research. Therapy. Some materials on counseling strategies.
Books, Study Guides, and Pamphlets
Loraine Allison, Finding Peace After Abortion (St. Meinrad, IN: Abbey Press, 1990).
Linda Allison-Lewis, When Someone You Know Has Had an Abortion (Ligouri, MO: Ligouri Publications, 1992).
Linda Bartlett, From Heartache to Healing: Coping with the Effects of Abortion (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 1992).
Theresa Karminski Burke with Barbara Cullen, Rachel’s Vineyard: A Psychological and Spiritual Journey of Post-Abortion Healing (New York: Alba House, 1995).
Linda Cochrane, Women in Ramah: A Post-Abortion Bible Study (Falls Church, VA: Christian Action Council, 1987).
Douglas Crawford and Michael Mannion, Psycho-Spiritual Healing After Abortion (Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1987).
John Dillon, A Path to Hope: For Parents of Aborted Children and Those Who Minister to Them (Mineola, NY: Resurrection Press, 1990).
Peter Doherty, ed., Post-Abortion Syndrome: Its Wide Ramifications (Portland, OR: International Specialized Books Services, Inc. and Four Courts Press, 1995).
Sheila Fabricant, Matthew Linn, and Dennis Linn, Healing Relationships with Miscarried, Aborted and Stillborn Babies (Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1985).
Holly Francis, 5 Steps Toward Post-Abortion Healing (Boston, MA: St. Paul Books & Media, 1992).
Luci Freed and Penny Yvonne Salazar, A Season to Heal: Help and Hope for Those Working Through Post-Abortion Stress (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1993).
Debra Jones, Rainbows in the Night: Bible Study for Individuals or Groups (Memphis, TN: Post-Abortion Ministries).
Nola Jones, Post-Abortion Syndrome: A Therapy Model for Crisis Intervention (Naperville, IL: Victims of Choice, 1989).
Pat King, After Abortion: Stories of Healing (Ligouri, MO: Liguori Publications, 1992).
Pat King, Catholic Women and Abortion (Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1994).
Pam Koerbel, A Guide to Effective Post-Abortion Support Groups (Memphis, TN: Post-Abortion Ministries).
Pam Koerbel, If I Knew Then: A Collection of Post-Abortion Poems (Memphis, TN: Post-Abortion Ministries).
David Mall and Walter Watts, eds., The Psychological Aspects of Abortion (Washington, DC: University Publications of America, 1979).
Michael Mannion, Abortion and Healing: A Cry to Be Whole (Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1986).
Michael Mannion, ed., Post-Abortion Aftermath (Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1994).
Michael Mannion, ed., Spiritual Reflections of a Pro-Life Pilgrim (Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1994).
Frederica Mathewes-Green, Real Choices (Sisters, OR: Multnomah Books, 1994).
Kenneth McCall, Healing the Family Tree (London: Sheldon Press, 1982).
Nancy Michels, Helping Women Recover from Abortion (Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers, 1988).
Philip Ney and Marie Peeters, Hope Alive: Post-Abortion & Abuse Treatment (A Training Manual for Therapists (Victoria, British Columbia, 1993).
Philip Ney and Marie Peeters, How to Talk with Your Children About Your Abortion: A Practical Guide for Parents (Victoria, Britsh Columbia: Pioneer Publishing, 1993).
Philip Ney and Marie Peeters, Post-Abortion Survivors Syndrome (Victoria, British Columbia: Pioneer Publishing, 1993).
David C. Reardon, Aborted Women, Silent No More (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1987).
David C. Reardon, Making Abortion Rare: A Healing Strategy for a Divided Nation (Springfield, IL: Acorn Books, 1996).
Teri Reisser and Paul Reisser, Help for the Post-Abortion Woman (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1989).
Terry Selby, The Mourning After: Help for Post-Abortion Syndrome (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1990)
Anne Speckhard, Post-Abortion Counseling: A Manual for Christian Counselors (Falls Church, VA: Christian Action Council, 1987).
Anne Speckhard, Psycho-Social Stress Following Abortion (Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1987).
Susan Stanford-Rue, Will I Cry Tomorrow (Grand Rapids, MI: Fleming H. Revell, 1990).
Thomas Strahan, Major Articles and Books Concerning the Detrimental Effects of Abortion (Charlottesville, VA: The Rutherford Institute, 1993).
Leo Thomas and Jan Alkire, Healing As A Parish Ministry (Tacoma, WA: Institute for Christian Ministries, 1994).
Holly Trimble, Healing Post-Abortion Trauma: Help for Women Hurt by Abortion (Stafford, VA: American Life League, 1988).
Jeannette Vought, Post-Abortion Trauma: 9 Steps to Recovery (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1991).
Copyright 1996 David C. Reardon. Excerpted with permission for from The Jericho Plan: Breaking Down the Walls Which Prevent Post-Abortion Healing, published by Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791-7348 for internet posting exclusively at www.afterabortion.org. All Rights Reserved.