Rachel Ministries
Hope and Healing after Abortion


Multimedia & Resources

Audio/video links:  

To watch Jaime Thietten's video "My Chance" click

To watch Dana's video "This is My Body" click here.

To watch Piper's (Flipsyde) video "Happy Birthday" click here

To watch music videos from Rachel's Vineyard click here.

To hear Betsy & Steve Kopor on Bonnie Houston's radio program click .


Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
Theresa Burke, PhD. and David C. Reardon, 2002, Acorn Books, Springfield, IL, 62791 Hardcover. All publisher’s profits from sale of this book will go to support post-abortion research, education, and outreach to those injured by abortion. 
Dr. Burke explores the cultural and psychological obstacles to post abortion healing. Drawing on the experience and insights of hundreds of her clients, Dr. Burke shows how repressed feelings may be acted out through self-destructive behavior, broken relationships, and other emotional or behavioral problems. Forbidden Grief explains how to better understand the nature of unresolved abortion issues and what steps will help find healing.

Redeeming a Father's Heart
Kevin Burke, LSW, David Wemhoff & Marvin Stockwell. 
Men share powerful stories of abortion loss and recovery. 

No One Told Me I Could Cry: A Teen’s Guide to Hope and Healing After Abortion.  Connie Nykiel, RN, 2001, Life Cycle Books Ltd, Lewiston NY14092  
This book is meant for teens suffering from post-abortion syndrome and all those close to them – church youth ministers, school counselors, health care professionals and parents. Nykiel discovered a large population of high school teens were post-abortive and recognized the unique experience that abortion plays in their lives. Nykiel writes a message of hope and joy and helps them find healing.

Do Not Lose Hope; Healing the Wounded Heart of Women Who Have Had Abortions Fr. William F. Maesti, 2000, Alba House, New York, 1031
In a series of eight reflections based on real-life experiences of women who have had abortions, Fr. Maesti reveals the pastoral concern of the Church for the humiliation and pain of so many who who desperately need to be understood and given a chance to repair the hurt in their lives.

Deeply Damaged: An Explanation for the Profound Problems Arising from Aborting Babies and Abusing Children
Philip G. Ney, MD, Pioneer Publishing Co., Ltd., Canada, 1997.

Psycho-Spiritual Healing AFTER Abortion
Douglas R. Crawford and Michael T. Mannion, Sheed & Ward Publishers, Kansas City, MO, 1989.

Grieving Reproductive Loss: The Healing Process
Kathleen Gray and Anne Lassance, The Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., Amityville, New York, 2003.

Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing
C.T. Coyle, PhD., Essence Publishing, Ontario, Canada, 1999.

A Solitary Sorrow: Finding Healing and Wholeness after Abortion
Teri Reisser, M.S, with Paul Reisser, M.D., Harold Shaw Publishers, Wheaton IL, 1999

Post-Abortion Aftermath: A Comprehensive Consideration (writings generated by various experts at a 'Post-Abortion Summit Conference')
Michael T. Mannion, ed., Sheed and Ward Publishers, Kansas City, MO, 1994.

The Mourning After: Help for the Postabortion Syndrome
Terry L. Selby with Marc Bockmon, Baker Bookhouse, Grand Rapids, MI, 1990.

Women's Health after Abortion: The Medical and Psychological Evidence
Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy and Ian Gentles, DeVeber Publishers, Ontario Canada, 2002.

Detrimental Effects of Abortion: An Annotated Bibliography with Commentary
Thomas W. Strahan, ed., Acorn Books, Springfield, IL, 2001.