Our Outreach Giveaway ended on Labor Day.  But you can still get a nice print bound copy for only $10.  See below for more details.

 

 

Everything you need to know to
E
nd 80% of abortions . . .
 

"Practical and realistic, yet free of moral compromise . . . Making Abortion Rare will accomplish what its title claims—and much more
. . . 
Brilliant.
"
 —Rev. Paul Marx, Founder of Human Life International

 

Learn the answers to these important questions:

  • What simple screening process can prevent 80% of all abortions?

  • When is an abortionist legally and ethically obligated to refuse to perform an unwanted, unsafe, or unnecessary abortion?

  • How can we best protect women from being coerced into unwanted abortions?

  • Why is a non-judgmental love for those who have had abortions the key to helping them heal and to ending abortion for this and future generations?

  • How can pastors authentically preach on abortion in a way that unites rather than divides their congregations, even when many in their pews have had abortions?

  • How can we mend the divisions and heal the hurts between those who oppose abortion and those who have had abortions?

 

 

 Now you can get it for a donation of only $10.

 

Dear Friend,

 

For a limited time only, we are offering you the chance to get a paperbound copy of Making Abortion Rare for a donation of just $10

 

This book normally sells for $14.95, plus shipping.  Today only, we'll send you a printed copy to read at your leisure, or to share with your friends, for a donation of just $10.  For a larger donation, we've got even more great premiums for you.  But more about those later.

 

 

Why are we giving this away?

 

Because we need your help.

 

Due to a drop in donations, we have an $18,000 deficit.

 

We're a very small organization, with only three employees and an annual operating budget of only $125,000.

 

So for us, an $18,000 deficit (14% of our total budget) is HUGE!

 

Yet we are the only organization devoted full-time to conducting original research on the psychological effects of abortion, raising awareness of abortion's harm to women, and exposing the epidemic of unwanted, coerced and forced abortion

 

 

Both Praised and Scorned

 

Naturally our unique work has garnered the praise of post-abortion and pro-life leaders. 

 

But it's also attracted the scorn of the New York Times and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who rail against the idea that the "liberty of abortion" may actually cause many women to suffer unrelenting grief and misery. 

 

Even more appalling, for these abortion defenders, is the idea that many women—more than 60 percent— feel pressured to abort by others. Nearly 80 percent don't get adequate counseling about alternatives or other information, leaving them unable to make a free or fully informed decision. And homicide is now the leading cause of death among pregnant women, with many reported cases of women being killed or assaulted for refusing to abort.

 

This embarrassing problem of coerced abortions is one which the defenders of abortion continue to ignore.  That is exactly why we need to be steadfast in bringing the reality of coerced abortions into the public eye.

 

 

National Polls Show We Are Succeeding

 

Due in part to our efforts, and the support of people like you, a recent national poll found that 85 percent of American adults believe negative emotional problems after an abortion are common to very common.

 

Even among respondents identifying themselves as “very pro-choice,” fully 60 percent shared the view that abortion has a moderate to severe negative impact on women. Only 15 percent of those polled believe that abortion is helpful to women.

 

Plus, 80 percent of respondents believe abortionists should be held liable for failing to screen for coercion and other risk factors which put women at risk of psychological complications after abortion.

 

We are making a difference.

 

With your help, we can continue to do so.

 

 

Critical Times Need Your Support

 

However, right now we are at a very critical juncture in our ministry. In these tough financial times, we currently have an $18,000 deficit!

 

As noted above, our annual operating budget is only $125,000. So for us, an $18,000 deficit (14% of our total budget) is HUGE!

 

Unless we get help from people like you, we might not be able to help people like Janeeither before or after they suffer from from an unwanted, unsafe abortion.

 

We need new donors. And we need them fast.

 

We are praying you will step up to the plate and help ustoday.  Now.  Before you forget.

 

Look.  We're used to being efficient. For years we've done big things with just a little money.

 

For example, over the last nine years we have published over a dozen studies in peer reviewed medical journals showing abortion is associated with higher death rates, more psychiatric illness, suicide, substance abuse, and a host of other problems.

 

These studies are now key sources of evidence in abortion malpractice cases and legislative hearings, and are already getting noticed by the Supreme Court, where Justice Kennedy (the fifth vote) has supported the right of the state to protect women from unsafe or unwanted abortions.

 

We've also developed innovative advertisements to educate the public about the problem of coerced and dangerous abortions.  Ads which are touching hearts, like Jane's.

 

As you can see in the excerpts on this page of letters we've received, these ads are truly saving lives...and also saving souls.

 

 

What Your Donation Will Support

 

The Elliot Institute is the only organization devoted full-time to conducting original research on the psychological effects of abortion, raising awareness of abortion's harm to women, and exposing the epidemic of unwanted, coerced and forced abortions.

 

Our work is carried on through the publication of peer-reviewed research in professional journals and through educational materials published on the Internet and in books and other print publications.

 

Our public education efforts are conducted through "The UnChoice" project, which offers professionally developed print ads, radio ads, and even television ads to post-abortion ministries, pregnancy help centers, churches and pro-life groups for free, or at little cost. 

 

These materials are helping to raise awareness about coerced abortions and the trauma caused by abortion.  They are also helping to attract and direct women and men suffering from the aftermath of abortion to compassionate and effective post-abortion ministries.

 


How Your Donation Can Help Save Lives, Hearts and Souls

 

The proof that our work truly is both life- and soul-saving comes through stories like these:

  • “I can only say thank you. You are my best friends; you have saved my life. You have helped my three children to gradually get their mum back. I felt completely lost and I didn't want to live anymore.

    "But you are just great. You gave me the information I needed. ... Thank you for making me feel that my tears and my desperation are just the consequences of this experience and the only thing I wanted was to keep my precious baby.”
     

  • “I just want to say I am so thankful for your web site. I have a friend who was considering abortion so I sent her to your web site. She called me around two in the morning, crying. Anyway, it changed her mind. I’ll be praying for your ministry. Thanks so much!”
     

 

 

Our Guarantee

 

If, after reading one of our books, you’re not convinced that we are engaged in some of the most important pro-woman / pro-life work being done today, we invite you to return the premiums for a full refund of either your donation or your purchase.

 

We have yet to be taken up on this offer.  We see as a sign of our donors’ happiness with our work.

 

Please become a partner in our life-saving work.

 

 

As part of this special Outreach Giveaway event, we offering a number of great premiums as a thank you for your donation.

 

Your donation can make a big difference in helping us to eliminate our deficit and to expand our work next year.  Plus, we want to give you materials that will help you to increase your understanding of these important issues.

 

Also, remember that your donations to the Elliot Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, are tax deductible.  The value of premiums received, however, may not be tax deductible.  Check with your accountant.

 

 

 

*Premium Offer #1

For a donation of $10, you will receive a paperbound copy of Making Abortion Rare.  

 

You can also download the ebook version, plus special bonus materials, for for a donation of any size.

 

 

 

 

 

*Premium Offer #2

For a donation of $30 or more, you will receive a copy of Making Abortion Rare and a copy of Victims and Victors: Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions and Children Resulting From Sexual Assault

 

Learn what 192 women have to say about abortion and pregnancy resulting from rape or incest—the real truth from women who've been there. This book provides evidence that as many as 70 percent of women pregnant through sexual assault don't even want abortions! This book destroys the #1 argument for why abortion is needed in the “hard cases.”

 

 

*Premium Offer #3

For a donation of $75 or more, you will receive a copy of Making Abortion Rare, a copy of Victims and Victors, and a copy of Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion.

 

 

In Forbidden Grief Dr. Theresa Burke offers insight into the emotional and psychological trauma women may face after abortion. Based on the real experiences of women seeking counseling after abortion, this book is a must-read for those seeking to understand the impact of abortion on women and the path of recovery.

 

 

*Premium Offer #4

For a donation of $150 or more, you will receive a copy of Making Abortion Rare, a copy of Victims and Victors, a copy of Forbidden Grief plus a DVD copy of the six-episode series Making Abortion Rare hosted by Dr. David Reardon and Dr. Theresa Burke

 

 

 

This special package contains all three books described above, plus a DVD of the Making Abortion Rare television series.

 

This television series originally aired on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).  In six episodes Elliot Institute Director Dr. David Reardon and Rachel's Vineyard Director and Co-Founder Dr. Theresa Burke discuss why abortion is so harmful to women and why so many women and girls are at risk for abortions they may not want or will later regret -- and the best way to go about bringing this tragic situation to an end.

 

 

*NOTES REGARDING THE PREMIUMS OFFERED: 

FOREIGN DONATIONS:  Please note that we cannot offer these premiums for donation amounts listed when shipping outside the U.S., due to the high cost of shipping.  Please check with us first on shipping costs if you wish to receive one or more of the items offered as a premium.  Just reply to the email you received to request more information.

 

TIME DELAYS: Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping of premiums, as we will be coordinating volunteers to collate and package the mailing.  In addition, all material will mailed through the US post office at "media" rates, which may take a bit longer.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS: In the event that we run out of stock, we reserve the right to substitute another premium of similar value.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS:  The Elliot Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible. The deductible value of donations you give during this outreach giveaway, however, may be reduced by the value of any premiums you receive. Check with your accountant.  The retail value of the premiums offered are:  Making Abortion Rare, $15; Victims and Victors, $15, Forbidden Grief, $18, and the DVD of Making Abortion Rare the televised series, $25.

 

 

 

 

Three Ways to Donate

 

 

1.  Donate online from a credit card or PayPal account.  Please include a note in the note field with your donation if you do not want the premiums or want them shipped to a different address from your credit card address.  Just click on the "Donate" button.

 

2.  For donations by check or money order.  Checks are especially appreciated with donations over $100 as PayPal's service fees can run into several dollars.  Please mail donations to:

Elliot Institute

PO Box 7348-OC

Springfield, IL 62791.

 

Please write “outreach campaign” on your check or money order if you wish to receive your thank-you gift

 

 

3.  For credit card donations by phone, please call (217) 525-8202 between 9 AM and 5 PM, Central Time, Monday thru Friday.

 


 

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More Praise for
Making Abortion Rare

  •  "This is exactly what women who have had abortions have been waiting to hear." -- Nancyjo Mann, Founder, Women Exploited by Abortion
     

  •  "Making Abortion Rare is a well written and carefully considered work. ... [T]his book simply must be read by people on all sides of the volatile issue ..." Vicky Thorn, Founder, Project Rachell
     

  •  "Making Abortion Rare is forward thinking in its vision and recommendations, and rightfully reconnects the pro-woman cause with the pro-life message. ..." Gracie Hsu, Family Research Council
     

  •  "This is an important book, one that deserves the attention of activists on both sides--plus all those in the middle." Frederica Mathewes-Green, Common Ground Network for Life and Choice; Author, Real Choices 

  •  "Reardon has changed the rules. ... He offers us a solution which honors the beliefs and desires of the vast majority of Americans, whether pro-choice or pro-life. From this point on, the abortion debate will never be the same.";
    Mark Crutcher, President, Life Dynamics

 

 

Letters of Thanks
for  Our Work

 

“I just want to say I am so thankful for your web site. I have a friend who was considering abortion so I sent her to your site.

 

"She called me around two in the morning, crying. Anyway, it changed her mind! I’ll be praying for your ministry. Thanks so much!”

 

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“I can only say thank you. You are my best friends; you have saved my life!

 

"You have helped my three children to gradually get their mum back. I felt completely lost and I didn't want to live anymore. But you are just great. You gave me the information I needed. ...

 

"Thank you for making me feel that my tears and my desperation are just the consequences of this experience and the only thing I wanted was to keep my precious baby.”

 

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"Thanks for enlightening me so widely about the abortion crisis in our world."

 

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"[You] help people see that the truth [about abortion] is not told or even lied about in many cases; it also helps other women I know (as it has helped me) to know we are not alone, and that people care.

 

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"Really, I have the Elliot Institute to thank for my own paradigm shift in realizing that abortion is awful for the mother as it is for the child.

 

"I used to wonder how the debate could ever be settled between the pro-choice and the pro-life factions. .. I [now] understand that one is not stuck between a rock and a hard place by choosing between a mother and a child."

 

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“[Y]ou helped me to see I was not alone and to understand how every-one colluded and hurt me. I was young, alone, scared, etc., and surrounded by people who did not care for me or the baby. …

 

"Today I am free in the most defining way. … I have not felt this alive and free since the abortion 30 years ago.

 

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“The UnChoice Campaign is of critical importance. Few people understand how many women are forced into abortions and denied protection from those who profit from abortion and those who do not wish to take responsibility for actions.”

 

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"I had worked through intensive healing after my abortion, and am now happily married with a beautiful daughter.

But abortion is some-thing that always stays with you, and there are times when pain comes flooding back to me.

 

"At these times, your materials have helped me so much. They remind me that I am not alone and that I am ok. Thank you so much. You are angels sent from heaven."

 

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"Thank you for your 20 years of service to our nation by documenting and exposing how legal abortion has been devastating to women, and has significantly increased domestic violence to the point that homicide has tragically become the leading cause of death for pregnant women. ...

 

"Your invaluable work serves to educate the public about the need to assist desperate women with the financial and moral support they so often lack and need ..."

 

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"The Elliot Institute has been on the cutting edge of the post abortion issue. I can remember when I was healing reading one of their books and thinking 'these people are the only ones who know what I am feeling.'

 
"When no one else was speaking of the pain of abortion, they were bringing attention to our wounds and helping us to see we were not crazy or alone.

 

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What others are now shouting from the rooftops, the Elliot Institute has been proclaiming for years. ... Their research is invaluable and they continue to be the number one source for information."

 

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"The research from the Elliot Institute is outstanding and has been an enormous help to me in my work of educating.

 

"I don't believe there is another group doing such valuable research anywhere in North America. That makes the Institute indispensable to those of us working in the pro-life movement."