Springfield, IL -- The Pro-Woman/Pro-Life Introductory Resource Kit, developed by the Elliot
Institute, is now available online. Pro-life leaders and others can download these materials free
of charge. The kit includes new fact sheets, current research summaries, talking points, and
similar resources that are useful for public education and similar outreach. The information is
helpful for counselors, students, pro-life activists, or anyone interested in learning more about the
impact of abortion on women.
"One of the best kept secrets in the abortion debate is that medical research has
conclusively shown that abortion poses significantly greater physical and mental health risks to
women than childbirth." said Dr. David C. Reardon, director of the Elliot Institute and host of the
new EWTN series "Making Abortion Rare." (www.makingabortionrare.com)
Reardon said this information is particularly important because public opinion polls have
shown that as people become more aware of abortion's harmful effects on women, they are less
likely to advise others to abort and they are less likely to support
The resource kit includes 20 documents, including:
Web site visitors can download resource kit materials at www.afterabortion.info/list/kit.
The Elliot Institute is the nation's leading provider of information on abortion
complications. These new resources are being made available free of charge to assist pro-life
activists and leaders to better educate the general public about these new research findings.
"Every pro-life leader should have these new fact sheets in their files," Reardon said.
"These provide the latest information that should be worked into every organization's educational
Reardon is asking those who are convinced of the importance of abortion complications
on the political debate over abortion to call or email their local, county, or state organizations
involved in pro-life or pro-family education, post-abortion ministry, or pregnancy center services
to make sure they have downloaded these new fact sheets. "The key to public education is a
clear, consistent, and up-to-date message. These materials will help any pro-life organization to
bring their own educational efforts up to the cutting edge."
The Elliot Institute promotes research and education on the effects of abortion on women,
men, families, and society. The organization seeks to raise public awareness of the impact of
abortion and the need for post-abortion healing, to encourage those struggling with past
abortions, and to promote a movement that is truly both pro-woman and pro-life.
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