Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Abortion Hurts Men And Women -- Be Silent No More -- Help Is For YOU

Below are all the resources I could find on one page at Silent No More website. This is not just for women but also for men, grandparents, anyone who has had an abortion of facilitated the abortion of another and is hurting from that decision. No one will judge you but everyone will help you. Please take a few minutes to save the links, contact the website in total confidentiality, and know that you are loved!

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Resources for Help After Abortion http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/

As people who have personal experience with abortion, we know this can be a difficult issue to deal with. We applaud your courage for recognizing that your feelings associated with an abortion(s) deserve attention and need to be addressed. Our goal here is to connect you with the people and programs that can help you unravel and understand your feelings and behavior related to your experience.

If the trauma of your abortion is causing you such pain that suicidal thoughts and ideas are on your mind please contact www.suicidehotlines.com or call 1-800-784-2433. You're not alone in your pain and we want to help you.

We have gone through some of the programs listed below, others have been recommended to us by folks like you. The two elements all the programs have in common is that; one, they will empower and impact your life in many great ways – in a sense if you work the programs earnestly, they can help you be set free from the negative feelings and behavior you feel from your abortion. Second, all the people involved care deeply about you, most often they are women and men who have taken time out of their lives to go through training to be properly prepared to help you and do their ministry as volunteers.

Before you begin visiting the websites below, we recommend that you read the outstanding information written by Leslie Graves. It will provide a great overview to help you understand all your options.

As the co-founders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, our desire is to see you make peace with yourself, your child(ren), God and others. Our prayer is that the aftercare program you go through will help you know just how much God loves you and wants the best for you and your loved ones.

Blessings from, Georgette & Janet

How do you know you need healing?

Support and Recovery Groups

* National
* Men's Support and Recovery
* Local
* International
* Website Resources about Abortion Aftermath
* Find help in Central and South America

Books

* General
* Healing
* Affects of Abortion
* Fiction
* Testimonies
* Address Healing in Churches

DVDs

CDs

Upcoming Abortion After-Care Opportunities
Support and Recovery Groups


National

* Heartbeat International/CareNet Pregnancy Centers
1-800-395-HELP (1-800-395-4357)
www.OptionLine.org
www.HeartbeatInternational.org
www.Care-Net.org
* Abortion Recovery InterNational, Inc. (ARIN) - Abortion Recovery International, Inc. - If you are looking for a list of after-abortion resources in your area, please visit: www.abortionrecovery.org. If there is nothing listed, please call 1-866-4-MY-RECOVERY. The Campaign encourages everyone who conducts, or knows of, after abortion healing programs to contact ARIN by visiting: www.abortionrecoveryinternational.org.
* After Abortion National Help line
866-482-LIFE
* Rachel's Vineyard Retreats
1-877-HOPE-4-ME (1-877-467-3463)
www.RachelsVineyard.org
Men's Page - www.RachelsVineyard.org/men
* SaveOne
866-329-3571
www.SaveOne.org
* Victims of Choice
Elizabeth Verchio
PO Box 815
Naperville, IL 60566-0815
888-267-3998
www.VictimsofChoice.com
* National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing
1-800-5WE-CARE (1-800-593-2273)
www.NOPARH.org
* Project Rachel (Pregnancy Loss Outreach of the Catholic Church)
www.HopeAfterAbortion.com
* Healing Hearts Ministries (on-line e-mail emotional support)
1-888-792-8282
www.HealingHearts.org
* Safe Haven Ministries (on-line message board emotional support)
www.SafeHavenMinistries.com
* Ramah International
www.RamahInternational.org
* Rapha (refers to licensed counselors)
1-800-383-4673
* American Victims of Abortion
202-626-8800 x132
* Word of Hope
1-888-217-8679
www.lutheransforlife.org/After_an_Abortion/after_an_abortion.htm
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Last Harvest Ministries - links to a variety of after-abortion related help.
www.lastharvest.org

Men’s Support & Recovery

* Pro-Life Joes
Primarily a resource for men.
www.prolifejoes.com
* Fathers and Brothers Ministry
Helping hurting men heal from their abortion losses
777 Panorama Ct.
Boulder, CO 80303
(303)543-0148
wlwms@comcast.net
Training manual and bible study guide available at:
www.lifeissues.org
* Life Issues
www.lifeissues.org/men/MAN/index.html
* Fatherhood Forever Foundation
3121 E. Greenway Road #303
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phone: 602-334-7651
Fax: 602-485-3932
www.fatherhoodforever.org
* Rachel's Vineyard MEN
1-877-HOPE-4-ME (1-877-467-3463)
www.RachelsVineyard.org/men

Local
CA

* Abortion Recovery Counseling (So. California)
Stacy Massey: 949-679-9276
www.abortionrecoverycounseling.com

CT

* A Choice to Heal
Individual Counseling and Healing Workshops
P.O. Box 674
Colchester, CT. 06415
860-267-6393
www.achoicetoheal.com

FL

* Reveille Ministry
www.callforhope.org

MA

* Hope Rising Post-Abortion Ministry, Inc
Contact Susanna Brennan or Joanne McDuffee.
PO Box 158, Boston , MA 02128 , 617-953-4891
www.hoperisingministry.org

NY (Tri-State area)

* Lumina
877-LUMINA1
www.postabortionhelp.org

OH

* Bethesda, The House of Mercy
Provides a community of healing and a sanctuary of hope for persons wounded by abortion. Contact
The Community of Jesus, the Living Mercy
P.O. Box 274
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 777-3141
1-800-482-4100
www.bethesdathehouseofmercy.org
* Bethesda Healing Ministry
St. Margaret of Cortona Catholic Church
1600 N. Hague Ave.
Columbus, OH 43204
(614) 309-2651
(614) 718-0277
www.BethesdaHealing.org

SC

* Piedmont Women's Center
PO Box 26866
Greenville, SC 29616
Heather Bryan, ARA Administrator
864-244-1434
* AbortionRecoveryAssistance Training Institute
Providing abortion recovery assistance to men and women who suffer from the trauma of abortion through the facilitated small group Bible studies, Forgiven and Set Free, and Healing a Father’s Heart by Linda Cochrane. Providing consulting services to post abortion ministries and an annual training institute held in Greenville, South Carolina. The AbortionRecoveryAssistance Training Institute will prepare you to develop or improve your post abortion ministry. It will provide step by step guidance for practical integration and application of the leader’s manual, Facilitating Biblical Healing, with the Bible study, Forgiven and Set Free. Judy Cooter and Jeannie Stoner have co-directed AbortionRecoveryAssistance since the founding of Piedmont Women's Center in 1991. Along with Carolyn Rice they co-authored the Facilitating Biblical Healing manual. The AbortionRecoveryAssistance Training Institute is instructed by Judy Cooter, Jeannie Stoner, and Linda Cochrane. Register online NOW at www.piedmontwomenscenter.org/institute

A ministry of Piedmont Women's Center
P.O. Box 26866
Greenville, SC 29616
864-244-1434

International

* Heartbeat International/CareNet Pregnancy Centers
1-800-395-HELP (1-800-395-4357)
www.OptionLine.org
www.HeartbeatInternational.org
www.Care-Net.org
* The Abortion Recovery International Network - Abortion Recovery International, Inc. - If you are looking for a list of after-abortion resources in your area, please visit: www.abortionrecovery.org. If there is nothing listed, please call 1-866-4-MY-RECOVERY. The Campaign encourages everyone who conducts, or knows of, after abortion healing programs to contact ARIN by visiting: www.abortionrecoveryinternational.org.
* Rachel's Vineyard Retreats
www.RachelsVineyard.org
Men's Page - www.RachelsVineyard.org/men
* SaveOne
866-329-3571
www.SaveOne.org
* After Abortion Canadian Helpline
Second Chance Ministry
905-430-7990
Angelina@SecondChanceMinistry.ca
* Silver Lion Ministries (for men and women)
12 Craglea Corner
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R2C 4L2
www.silverlion.org

Website Resources about Abortion Aftermath

* www.UnChoice.com
Provides information about the impact of coercion and pressure from family and friends on abortion choice.
* Messengers2
Dr. Philip Ney, (250) 642-1848
www.messengers2.com
* Elliot Institute
Dr. David Reardon
www.AfterAbortion.org
* National Memorial for the Unborn
1-800-505-5565
www.memorialfortheunborn.org
* In Our Midst Ministries
www.inourmidst.com
* Rachel's Network
www.rachelnetwork.org
Contains after abortion research studies

Recommended Books

* You're Not Alone: Healing Through God's Grace After Abortion
This book is written by Silent No More Awareness Campaign’s national spokesperson, Jennifer O’Neill. It shares her abortion pain, as well as the stories of other women and gives a great description of the Campaign’s first national Gathering in Washington DC, 2003. We highly recommend this book.
by Jennifer O'Neill
ISBN: 0757301681
Published by: Faith Communications
www.JenniferOneill.com
$18.00

Recommended Reading for Someone Wanting to Address Post-Abortion Ministry in Churches:

* Building Bridges
By Mary Comm
ISBN Number 978-1-60037-410-4
Published by: Morgan James Publishing, LLC, 1225 Franklin Ave., Ste. 325, Garden City, NY, 11530-1693
Toll Free 800-485-4943
www.MorganJamesPublishing.com
$12.95

* Secret Sin
by Mary Comm
ISBN Number: 1600371485
Published by: Morgan James Publishing, LLC, 1225 Franklin Ave., Ste. 325, Garden City, NY, 11530-1693
Toll Free 800-485-4943
www.MorganJamesPublishing.com
$12.95

Recommended reading for someone seeking healing:

* A Solitary Sorrow
by Teri Reisser, M.S., M.F.T with Paul Reisser, M.D.
ISBN Number: 0-87788-774-8
Published by: WaterBrook Press, 2375 Telstar Dr., Suite 160, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
$11.99
* Abortion & Healing, A Cry To Be Whole
by Fr. Michael T. Mannion
ISBN Number: 0-934134-35-9
Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373
* Abortion Recovery Facilitator Guidebook and My Abortion Guilt, Grief and Shame Is Ending Soon.
by Victims Of Choice, Inc.
Order through www.victimsofchoice.org
A guidebook for those desiring to address the pain of abortion in women using a one-on-one, Christian, Therapy Model.. The guidebook is both a training tool and the recovery program. On site training is available by Victims Of Choice.
* Forgiven and Set Free
by Linda Cochrane
ISBN Number: 0-8010-5723-X
Published by: Baker Books, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287
www.bakerbooks.com
$8.99
* Healing a Father's Heart
by Linda Cochrane and Kathy Jones
ISBN Number: 0-8010-5722-1
Published by: Baker Books, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287
www.bakerbooks.com
$9.99
* Her Choice to Heal
by Sydna Masse
Publisher: Chariot Victor Publishing (November 1998)
ISBN-10: 1564767345
ISBN-13: 978-1564767349
www.amazon.com
* I'll Hold You in Heaven
by Jack Hayford
ISBN Number: 0-8307-3259-4
Published by: Gospel Light Worldwide, PO Box 3875, Ventura, CA, 93006, 1-800-4-Gospel
www.regalbooks.com
* I'll Hold You in Heaven Remembrance Book
By Debbie Heydrick
ISBN Number: 0-8307-3260-8
Published by: Gospel Light Worldwide, PO Box 3875, Ventura, CA, 93006, 1-800-4-Gospel
www.regalbooks.com
* Into The Light
by Nicole W. Cooley
ISBN Number: 978-1-4141-1064-6
Published by: Pleasant Word (a division of Wine Press Publishing, PO Box 428, Enumclaw, WA 98022)
Georgette Forney wrote the forward for the book, Into The Light. This is what she had to say about it: Into The Light is an incredibly courageous book. Nicole’s willingness to honestly discuss rape, abortion, pornography addiction and many other painful experiences is a testimony of God’s strength working in broken people. Every person who reads this book can connect with some part of her story and learn as Nicole did more about God’s healing grace. I strongly recommend this book for everyone; it teaches us to have more compassion for one another and encourages us to face our traumas.
www.nicolewcooley.com
* Life After Abortion - Healing Leadership Guide Video and Workbook/Guide.
by Jennifer O'Neill
www.JenniferOneill.com
* Redeeming a Father's Heart
by Kevin Burke, LSW, David Wemhoff & Marvin Stockwell
ISBN Number: 9781434313676
$12.95
* SaveOne: A Guide to Emotional Healing After Abortion
by Sheila Harper
ISBN Number: 0-9742051-0-9
Published by: SaveOne, 1-866-329-3571
SaveOneInc@aol.com
www.saveone.org
$16.00
*
The Four Steps to Healing-Non-Denominational Edition
By Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC
ISBN-13: 978-0972876940
Published by: Tabor Garden Press
Order single copies from www.amazon.com for $12.99.
Order a single copy or inquire about a quantity discount for multiple copies through http://postabortionhealing.net.

If you or someone you care about has experienced the pain of unresolved grief after abortion, you know how hard it can be to find help. Magazines and talk shows offer advice on nearly every topic, yet it’s rare to see a headline for post-abortion recovery. The Four Steps to Healing sheds new light on an issue that has touched the lives of many but is talked about by few. The myth of abortion as a “selfish” choice is dispelled here by illustrations of women who chose abortion out of concern for everyone’s need but their own. Many who suffer from post-abortion grief are, in fact, caring nurturers, helpers by nature who take spiritual matters seriously. To address the specific needs of those who ling to reconnect and go further in their faith, The Four Steps to Healing is available in both Catholic and non-denominational versions. Filled with practical suggestions, prayers and stories of hope, it is a resource for those who want to be healed and for those who want help.
* The Four Steps to Healing-Catholic Edition
by Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC
ISBN-13: 978-0972876926
Published by : Tabor Garden Press
Order single copies from www.Amazon.com for $12.99.
Order a single copy or inquire about a quantity discount for multiple copies through http://postabortionhealing.net.
* Many women hide the secret of abortion deep in their hearts, and they suffer severe consequences. Surrendering the Secret is a powerful new study in the best-selling Picking Up the Pieces series. Author Pat Layton, founder and president of A Woman's Place Ministries, Inc., helps women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study, meaningful group experiences and caring community.
Book Title: Surrendering the Secret
Author: Pat Layton
Publisher: LifeWay (2008)
ISBN-10: 1415864691
ISBN-13: 978-1415864692

Recommended reading for someone looking for more information on affects of abortion:

* Aborted Women Silent No More
by David C. Reardon
ISBN Number: 0-9648957-2-2
Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL 62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN
www.afterabortion.org
$24.95
* Abortion Survivors
by Dr. Philip G. Ney
ISBN Number: 0-920952-11-9
Published by: Pioneer Publishing Company, Ltd., PO Box 27103, 750 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC, CANADA, V9B 5S4
www.messengers2.com/pioneer
$5.00
* Deeply Damaged
by Dr. Philip G. Ney
ISBN Number: 0-920952-10-0
Published by: Pioneer Publishing Company, Ltd., PO Box 27103, 750 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC, CANADA, V9B 5S4
www.messengers2.com/pioneer
$19.95
* Detrimental Effects of Abortion An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary
by Thomas W. Strahan
ISBN Number: 0-9648957-0-6
Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN
www.afterabortion.org
$34.95
* Fatherhood Aborted
Guy Condon and David Hazard
ISBN Number: 0-8423-5423-9
Published by: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, IL
www.tyndale.com
$12.00
* Forbidden Grief
by Dr. Theresa Burke
ISBN Number: 0-9648957-8-1
Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN
www.ForbiddenGrief.com
$24.95
* How To Talk With Your Children About Your Abortion
by Dr. Philip G. Ney
ISBN Number: 0-920952-12-7
Published by: Pioneer Publishing Company, Ltd., PO Box 27103, 750 Goldstream Ave., Victoria, BC, CANADA, V9B 5S4
www.messengers2.com/pioneer
$5.00
* Men and Abortion
by C.T. Coyle, PhD.
ISBN Number: 1-894169-87-5
Published by: Essence Publishing, 44 Moira St. West, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8P 1S3, 1-800 238-6376
www.essence.on.ca
Distributed By: Life Cycle Books, PO Box 561, Fort Collins, CO, 80522-0561, 1-800-214-5849
www.lifecyclebooks.com
$14.95
* Post-Abortion Aftermath, Writings Generated by Various Experts at a Post-Abortion Summit Conference
edited by Fr. Michael T. Mannion
ISBN Number: 1-55612-708-1
Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373
* Psycho-Spiritual Healing After Abortion
by Douglas R. Crawford and Fr. Michael T. Mannion
ISBN Number: 1-55612-246-2
Published by: Sheed & Ward, 115 E. Armour Blvd., PO Box 419492, Kansas City, MO 64141, 1-800-333-7373
* Victims and Victors, Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions, and Children Resulting from Sexual Assault
edited by David C. Reardon, Julie Makimaa, and Amy Sobie
ISBN Number: 0-9648957-1-4
Published by: Acorn Books, PO Box 7348, Springfield, IL62791-7348, 1-888-41-ACORN
www.afterabortion.org
$11.95
* Women's Health after Abortion, The Medical and Psychological Evidence
by Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy, Ian Gentles
ISBN Number: 0-920453-22-8
Published by: The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 3089 Bathurst St., Suite 316, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A 2A
www.deveber.org
$19.95

Recommended reading for someone seeking fictional stories:

* Reconciled
By Elisabeth Grace Daniel
2006, Xulon Press
ISBN 978-1-60266-482-1
If you have wondered what a pregnancy center is all about, this book will help you better understand the complexities involved in a crisis situation through the fictional stories of three different couples and how they are ministered to by their local Christian Crisis Pregnancy Center and how God can move and protect and restore human life.
* Forgiven Much
by Leslie T. Dean
ISBN 1 60034 749 5
This novel brings to life the Mary Magdalene you have never met. Dean imagines Mary’s life as one of desperate hopelessness woven with stories of the bible and shows us how to live a life of biblical purity regardless of our past.
* Heart of Stone
by Mia Vanduran
ISBN 1 59781 146 7
In this novel, we meet Samantha, a recovering alcoholic dealing with the reality of post-abortive stress. She is sorry for the choice she made and knows that while God forgives her, Aaron Eagle, a Lakota and her ex-fiancé might not. Years earlier, Samantha aborted Aaron's baby without telling him she was pregnant. Now, years later we learn that they still have feelings for each other and find that there is healing in forgiveness.
* If You Were Mine
by Cynthia Scott Hutchinson
ISBN 1 4259 3777 2
As you read this fictional story, you will come to care for Jenny as she deals with a very real and very painful consequence of having an abortion as a college student. It is a love story turned tragic that delivers hope for Jenny and for the millions of others who have lived through their own heartache and despair.

Recommended reading for someone seeking abortion testimonies:

* Forgiven: Finding Peace in the Aftermath of Abortion
by Christina Ryan Claypool
ISBN Number: 0-7880-2112-5
Published by: New Creation Ministries
Order at Amazon
* From Fallen To Forgiven
by Jennifer O'Neill
ISBN Number: 0-8499-1715-8
www.JenniferOneill.com
$22.00
* Real Abortion Stories
Edited by Barbara Horak
www.realabortionstories.com
* Silent No More
by Sister Anne Sophie
ISBN 1 57918 269 0
Sister Sophie is our Regional Coordinator in Corpus Christi, Texas. In her book, she shares her powerful testimony that will help you find the courage to stand as a witness to a world in need of the Gospel of Life.
* Surviving Myself
ISBN Number: 0-688-15992-3
www.JenniferOneill.com
$24.00
* You Aren't Alone, The Voices of Abortion
by Peggy Kirk, M.A.
ISBN 1-57733-113-3
Published by: Blue Dolphin Publishing, P.O. Box 8, Nevada City, CA 95959, 1-800-643-0765
$16.95

Recommended DVDs

* Silent No More Awareness Campaign presents,
The Truth about Abortion: Experience vs. Rhetoric,
by The Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Produced in house and can be purchased through the Campaign www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org
$10.00
* Tilly
produced by Anchor Educational Foundation
can be purchased through Heritage House at www.HertiageHouse76.com
$24.99

Recommended CDs

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We Can Change the World
Produced by Trish Short for Artists for Life Foundation
410-526-7497
$15.00
"We can change the world is blessed with haunting, memorable music and crisp, intelligent lyrics which speak from the very heart of the tragedy of the loss of a child through abortion." - Dr. Theresa Burke
*

The Choice
One woman's journey through abortion, mourning and spiritual healing
Project Grace - www.abortionrecovery.org
$15.00
*

Healing After the Choice
By Michael John Poirier
The popular singer/songwriter focuses on the themes of healing and forgiveness, especially for those affected by abortion. Includes 17 selections, total time 72 minutes.
www.healingafterthechoice.com
$16.95

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