Unplanned Pregnancy / Abortion Alternatives

There are Alternatives to Abortion – Choose Life!

Many women suffer silently with the pain of abortion, unable or unwilling to speak out because of the shame and guilt associated with their choice. Years may go by as they continue to mourn the loss, but they haven’t been able to reveal their pain to anyone. You and I know many of these women – at work, in our neighborhoods, in the church pew sitting next to us on Sunday mornings. Maybe this woman is even you. Has the secret agony of abortion robbed you of time and peace? Have you felt that your life has been put on hold? The secret to peace with God is to discover, accept, and appreciate His perfect timing and His perfect forgiveness. Right now is the time to heal broken hearts and allow God to restore the treasures of our souls.”

Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, from “A Time to Speak: A Healing Journal for Post-abortive Women”

Some time ago, I attended a workshop to train priests as Spiritual Directors for women who have had an abortion. It was a very moving and meaningful experience for me. Below is an excerpt from the preface to a book they gave us. If you would like a copy of this book or would like to begin the journey of healing please contact myself or the Project Rachel Confidential Help Line 216-334-2966 email: pmgerovac@clevelandcatholiccharities.org. I’ve provided links to other resources below for those who have had an abortion or may be considering one. Be assured of my deep concern and love for all of you!

Fr. Michael 

Alternatives to Abortion:

For local Project Rachel, contact: 216-334-2966 or pmgerovac@clevelandcatholiccharities.org

Another Contact is:
Bethesda The House of Mercy
Healing the Wounded Heart since 1990


Healing from a Past Abortion:

Aside from seeking the counseling of a priest, the first step to healing is to go to Confession.

Project Rachel is a great resource for those looking for hope, forgiveness and healing.

Another resource for those looking to heal is a blogger that I follow about her healing from a past abortion: www.postabortionwalk.blogspot.com


Other Resources:

Download and listen to the radio interview: “Lessons from Rwanda for America’s Abortion Holocaust.

I'm Father Michael J. Denk, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. I am a contributor of content to The Prodigal Father Productions, Inc., a non-profit corporation functioning in accord with the traditions and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The corporation and I are separate, it doesn't speak for me, the parish, or on behalf of the Diocese of Cleveland, and I do not speak for it.