Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Project Rachel is for men too

A man left a comment in response to a post about abortion, expressing regret for an abortion he had been a party to when he was young.
I checked out Project Rachel's website, and they also offer services to men who are fathers of aborted children. These men are often overlooked, but they experience grief and guilt as well. Project Rachel offers a booklet called "Forgotten Fathers."
Does anyone know of other resources for men?

4 comments:

Tim Cronin Jr. said...

I went to a Project Rachel retreat as a man. This was helpful even though it was more geared towards women. I also read the book linked here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1894169875/qid=1118251976/sr=8-8/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i8_xgl14/103-3014079-1079845?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing
by C. T Coyle
It is written by a protestant and has some protestant theology but makes good points on forgiveness.

Annie said...

Hi, Tim! How are you?

This is a hi also to Paul, if you're still checking this thread, this is Annie from the After Abortion blog Sr. Lorraine mentioned in the earlier post.

I was on a Rachel's Vineyard retreat and there were not one but three men on it with the rest of us women. I wrote about another man's experience (with his permission) here, http://catholicexchange.com/vm/index.asp?vm_id=26&art_id=23325

They would welcome you too, even if you weren't a practicing Catholic or Christian (one of the men on my retreat was Jewish, and whenever they spoke of Jesus, they substituted Yahweh for him, it was great!)

They have part of their website just for men, here: http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/men/index.htm as I think Sr. Lorraine mentions in this post.

Come visit us at our blog, www.afterabortion.blogspot.com ...there are several men who are postabortive and others who took part in it (as escorts) who now regret it deeply. You'd find you really are not alone.

We've written up some other PA healing ministries and personal stories for/by men:
http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/05/new-post-abortion-ministry-for-men.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2004/11/lumina-post-abortion-ministry-based-in.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2004/04/heres-good-article-about-expansion-of.html

http://www.nrlc.org/news/2004/NRL02/abortion_is_a_human_and_family_i.htm

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/05/last-week-in-canada-powerful-silent-no.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/01/theres-growing-group-of-blogs-where.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2004/01/coat-hangers-at-minnesota-silent-no.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2004/01/welcome-theresa-theresa-is-head-of.html

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2004/01/i-have-just-joined-ranks-of-bloggers.html


There's one more storhttp://www.nrlc.org/news/2004/NRL02/abortion_is_a_human_and_family_i.htm

y, but it isn't online anymore. If you email me I'll send you the saved copy in MSWord I have of it.
My addy is smok22andthensome ((at)) yahoo.com

Annie said...

Oh, I forgot a new one:
http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/06/post-abortion-ministry-lumina-has.html

That's only up for a finite period of time though...

Annie said...

Paul and Sr. Lorraine, I've posted your request on our blog, to cull any other resources I may have missed in this quick search:

http://afterabortion.blogspot.com/2005/06/calling-all-men-postabortion-resources.html

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