Duelo Prohibido

Duelo Prohibido
El dolor no expresado del Aborto

“Abortion is a reflection that society has failed women.
Burke and Reardon clearly document this offense against women.”
—Serrin Foster, president, Feminists for Life of America

Click here to read this text in Spanish

For more than 30 years, our nation has argued about abortion. In that time, more than 30 million women have had one or more abortions. Most abortions are unwanted or coerced, and many women have been traumatized by their experiences.

While the political battle rages, little has been done to address the emotional needs of those who struggle with the aftermath. Instead, social taboos stifle discussion of women’s experiences before, during and after abortion. Women are often left feeling isolated, and their recovery is inhibited.

Duelo Prohibido: El dolor no expresado del Aborto (Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion) is a haunting review of Dr. Theresa Burke’s experience in counseling hundreds of women who have experienced abortion. Dr. Burke reviews the obstacles in the way of post-abortion healing, reviews the full range and depth of the issues surrounding abortion, and illustrates how we can create a more understanding, just and healing society where women will no longer be required to hide their pain.

“This eye-opening book offers the general public a clear picture of the everyday realities of the post-abortion experience. Most importantly, it gives women permission to face and resolve their feelings.” —Georgette Forney, co-founder, Silent No More Awareness Campaign

“Insightful. . . Those of us who have faced this ‘forbidden grief’ can be thankful for Burke and Reardon’s beautifully written book. It lights the way for women and men who seek understanding, healing, and peace.” —Susan Stanford-Rue, Ph.D., author of Will I Cry Tomorrow?

“An exceptional book . . . It is essential reading for social workers and other mental health professionals.” —Tim Brandyberry, MSSW

This book is the Spanish translation of Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion.

Click here to read this text in Spanish

Price: $21.95 US plus $6.00 shipping for orders within the continental U.S. In Spanish, 344 pages.

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Duelo Prohibido — 5 Comments

  1. Can I get the book, Forbidden Grief in Spanish shipped overnight? I am a Chaplain Resident and I’m looking to get to a patient while here in the hospital.

    • Hi Catherine, this is a print on demand book so it takes longer to process. They would need a day to print the book and then another day to ship (I checked and we don’t have any in stock). If that would give you enough time, give us a call at 217-787-6410 to place the order.

      • It’s possible that Rachel’s Vineyard might have some in stock, although I’m not sure. Here is their office number (610) 354-0555. Even if you can’t get the book that quickly, they might have some Spanish language healing resources that could be of help. http://www.rachelsvineyard.org

  2. I am writting from Costa Rica, Central America.

    I want to buy your book “Duelo Prohibido: El dolor no expresado del Aborto” spanish version.

    It is ok to pay it by PayPal.

    Please tell me.

    A) The price sending it to a MailBox at Miami, shipping and other costs. How long is it going to last to arrive there?

    B) Is better to send it directly to Costa Rica?
    Which is the difference, price, shipping, time?

    C) Is there other way to buy it ? Donwload or buy it on libraries?


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