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Monday, January 23, 2012

Project Rachel - Bringing Hope, Healing & Forgiveness to Men & Women Harmed by Abortion

The abortion industry likes to portray abortion as a surgery like any other & that once it is over then a person can go on as if nothing ever happenned. That is not true. Abortion does emotional, psycholgical & spiritual harm to the woman who has one. Over the years the evidence has mounted proving this. Project Rachel was started to "bring  the Catholic Church’s healing ministry to those who have been involved in abortion." . It was founded in 1984 in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Vicki Thorn. It gets its name from Jeremiah 31:15-17: "In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning, of bitter weeping!
Rachel mourns her children, she refuses to be consoled because her children are no more.
Thus says the LORD: Cease your cries of mourning,
wipe the tears from your eyes.
The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward…
There is hope for your future.
"

For a long time the focus was on women & the harm abortion did to them. The fathers of the aborted babies were a different story. For the longest time they were ignored. this was because it was assumed that they weren't affected emotionally by abortion. It has only been in the past few years that an awareness that abortion has the same psychological & emotional effects on the father as the mother. I 1st became aware of the damage that abortion does to men when I took a class at DBQ Co Right to Life to train people to speak on abortion. I decided to look into how it affected men. At the time, as I said, there was little research done. 1 of the few that was out there was done by a man who took his girlfriend to have an abortion & was surprized at how it affected him. Since then more research has been done. & there has been an outreach to provide men with opportuinities for the spiritual & emotional healing they need as well.
Last Thursday night on EWTN's Life on the Rock, Project Rachel founder, Vicki Thorn was a guest. With her was Jason Jones, 1 of the producers of Bella, the movie I recently posted about. In that post I mentioned that I 1st met Jason when he was going arround promoting the movie before its release. Later I got to know him better when he was working on the Brownback campaign in 2008.  What I didn't tell you the other day was the rest of his story. He is 1 of those fathers who lost his child to an abortion. He shares that story on the show. You can here it in the video of the program below so I won't go into detail. All I will say it that his story is a powerful one that brought home to me in a very real way what damage abortion does to all involved.
It has been 39 years since the Supreme Court made the horrible decision to unleash abortion on the entire USA. In the years since over 55 million unborn babies have been murdered by abortion. Untold numbers of women have died as a result of botched abortions. Additionally untold numbers of women & men have also been victims of abortion because of the spiritual, psychological & emotional harm done to them. Many organizations like Project Rachel have sprung up to help bring God's healing love into the lives of those victims.
If you have been involved in an abortion or know someone who has & are hurting, God is reaching out to you to bring you His love & healing. For those who have had an abortion, God wants you to receive His forgiveness. For you men who forced, or at the least, cooperated with the woman getting the abortion, God wants to give you His forgiveness as well. He also wants you to receive the complete psychological, emotional & spiritual healing you need. In the right hand column I have links to many resources for you to receive the Post-Abortion Healing you need. Please, I beg you, don't put it off any longer. I pray that you will be open to God's Mercy & Love.

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