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    "I now live my life with a deep joy and gratitude.

Through my healing I have learned how to have more compassion and mercyImage of front page of hope and healingfor others. I am careful not to judge, because I know where I have come from and how much I needed compassion and mercy."

Like Theresa, thousands of women and men are now sharing the joy, healing, and personal growth they have experienced with others. They are reaching out to help those women and men who continue to struggle with negative feelings about past abortions.

In these pages you will meet other people like Theresa who can teach you how to help your loved ones--even those who haven't told you about their abortions. If you will only take the time to understand just a few basic points, you will be far better prepared to offer them effective compassion and support.

If you have had an abortion yourself, this publication will help you find the people and resources that can help you overcome any feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, or resentment that may be holding you back from complete healing. They can help you find the hope and joy that you want and deserve.

This publication is for anyone who has ever been directly or indirectly affected by abortion--and that includes nearly all of us. When you read these pages with an open heart and mind, you will learn the secrets of hope and healing that can directly benefit you or your loved ones.
  • Over 50 million women and men in the U.S. have lost a child to abortion.
  • More than half report negative feelings.(1)
  • Most people are uncomfortable talking about abortion.
  • Millions suffer in silence from unresolved grief, aching hearts, anger, and fear.
  • As many as one of every five people you know are afraid to tell you about their secret pain.
  • Take time to learn about post-abortion healing.
  • Learn to listen with compassion.
  • Begin by reading this publication, Hope&Healing. 

(1) Los Angeles Times Poll, March 19, 1989.  See also Mary K. Zimmerman, Passage Through Abortion (New York: Praeger Publishers, 1977) and David C. Reardon, Ph.D., Aborted Women: Silent No More (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1987).


  • How to Sow the Seeds of Healing (Page 11)
  • Beyond the Politics of Abortion (Page 3)
  • The Emotional Costs of Abortion (Page 10)
  • Who Is Most at Risk? (Page 2)
  • Where to Find Help--For Yourself or Others (Page 2)
  • Can Relationships Survive After Abortion? (Page 6)
  • "I'm Sorry": See Who Wants to Apologize to You (Page 7)

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