Some of the resources included in this list, while provide good descriptions of post-abortion symptoms and problems do not always provide biblical solutions. Therefore, use discernment when considering advice from these sources.
The Atonement Child, Francine Rivers,Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189
The Four Steps to Healing by Martha Shuping, M.D. and Debbie McDaniel, M.A. LPC This little book is full of wisdom, and emphasizes in a simple and direct way what women need to do to find healing. It addresses the two components needed following abortion: reconciliation with self, others and God, and grief work. It also contains stories of pain and triumph ---real stories about real women who overcame their grief and confusion, and found God, hope, and new beginnings. Available at Amazon.com.
Cradle My Heart, Kim Ketola, Click for details
Save One, by Sheila Harper, Morgan James Publishing, LLC, 1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325, Garden City, NY 11530-4943.
Save One The Men's Study, by Sheila Harper, Morgan James Publishing, LLC, 1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325, Garden City, NY 11530-4943.
The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life, by the Abortion Doctor who Changed his Mind, Bernard Nathanson, M.D., Regnery Publishing Inc., One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
You’re Not Alone: Healing Through God’s Grace After Abortion, Jennifer O’Neill
The Liberal Case Against Abortion, Vasu Murti, R.A.G.E. Media, http://www.DyingLight.com
Blood Money, Carol Everett, Multnomah Press, Sisters, Oregon.
Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
The Cost of “Choice” Women Evaluate the Impact of Abortion, Erika Bachiochi, Encounter Books, 665 Third Street, Suite 330, San Francisco,California 94107-1951.
Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children, Joe S. McIlhaney Jr. MD and Freda Bush MD, Northfield Publishing, 820 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago IL 60610.
Recommended Reading All of these books are available at with the links that we have provided to Amazon.com. When you purchase from these links, PATH receives a small portion of the sale.
Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion by Theresa Burke, David C. Reardon Contains real life stories of post-abortive women and their journeys toward healing, as well as research regarding psychological symptoms following abortion. Includes extensive resource list. Theresa Burke is the author of the Rachel’s Vineyard retreat process. David Reardon is the director of The Elliot Institute, which publishes a quarterly periodical focusing on abortion’s impact on women, men, families and society.
Tears of the Fisherman Recovery for Men Wounded by Abortion By Kevin Burke, LSW Tears of the Fisherman will help readers understand the wider impact of abortion on men, their relationships, families, faith and work lives. If you are a man who is confused about your abortion experience and wonder if the event had any impact on your life – this book is for you.
Redeeming A Father's Heart: Men Share Personal Stories about Abortion Loss and Recovery by Kevin Burke, LSW Redeeming A Father's Heart presents the powerful stories of 10 courageous men with the common desire to present the truth of their abortion experience and the consequences of this life changing decision. These accounts are inspirational testimonies that journey deep into the heart of male post abortion pain . . . ultimately revealing the miraculous manifestation of God's transforming power. After you read these stories you will have a greater understanding and appreciation of male post abortion grief. The stories in Redeeming A Father's Heart provide a special roadmap for men and their loved ones, pointing the way to deeper understanding, hope and healing.
What If We'd Been Wrong by Terry Beatley In a small apartment in Manhattan, New York, the terminally ill cofounder of America's abortion industry gave Terry his personal parting message to... end the exploitation of women and children expose a racist population-control plan reveal a deadly political maneuver called the Catholic Strategy and save paternal rights
I’ll Hold You in Heaven by Jack Hayford A book of comfort for parents who have lost a child through stillbirth, abortion, or miscarriage.
Available from Life Cycle Books (click on Abortion: Post-Abortion section in the U.S. Catalog Index)
Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry's Exploitation of Abortion By Janet Morana In Recall Abortion, author Janet Morana exposes the myriad ways abortion exploits women, and calls for a national recall of this deadly procedure. She documents the way abortion risks and degrades women's health. And she exposes the false promises and lies by which it is pushed and sold.
A Journey to Healing Through the Diving Mercy by Theresa Bonapartis Bringing the full fruits of her own long and often painful process of healing from having had an abortion, Theresa Bonopartis, foundress of the "Entering Canaan" post-abortive healing ministry, offers a series of meditations for post-abortive mothers and fathers aimed to assist their own reconciliation with God, their families and friends, and themselves.
Brick by Brick: Healing His Way A Devotional and Journal for Healing a Women's Heart By Keven C. Covert Are you ready for the stone wall of your past abortion to come crumbling down at your feet? Can you feel the chains of anguish around your calloused heart unlock? Allow yourself to journey back to the past and confront the wounds of painful memories; in order to walk in peace and forgiveness through the healing touch of your Heavenly Father.
Resource for Women in Crisis Pregnancy
Pregnancy Aid Clinic
Pregnancy Aid Clinic is a non-profit center that has been providing life-changing and life-saving services regardless of financial ability, race, age, or religion since 1984.
Our care addresses the whole women- mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual in a compassionate and nonjudgmental way.
The National Memorial for the Unborn is dedicated to healing generations of pain associated with the loss of aborted and miscarried children. No longer must these children remain nameless and forgotten, but are honoured through the Memorial’s “Wall of Names” and “Remembrance Garden” allowing mothers, fathers and other family members to begin the healing process.
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.
Do not continue to live in the shame, fear or numbness - call our toll-free national hotlines: Rachel's Vineyard: 877 HOPE 4 ME (877-467-3463) - National Hotline for Abortion Recovery: 866-482-LIFE (866-482-5433)
The International Helpline for Abortion Recovery serves as a safe place for you to call if you are experiencing emotional pain after an abortion. Post abortion trauma is a real issue.
After having an abortion, many men and women have feelings ranging from shame, guilt and sadness to anger, depression and insomnia. These feelings are totally normal and there is help available to you.
The International Helpline for Abortion Recovery is here for you to talk with 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Depression after an abortion doesn't have to stop you from living your life. Reach out! Please call 1-866-482-LIFE (5433) today.
PATH, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit program, fostering a process of compassionate healing and restoration for women and men wounded by abortion. We have staff available at (404) 717-5557. En Español (470) 258-3433.