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Healing after Abortion Ministry

After an abortion, a woman typically experiences deep emotional and spiritual pain. Regardless of their role, men, too, often suffer with feelings of unresolved anger, grief and guilt. Women and men may carry the burden of a past abortion in silence for years, sometimes engaging in further harmful behaviors in an effort to deny its reality. Though faith may assure them that God forgives those who seek His forgiveness, they often struggle to fully accept it.  

The Healing after Abortion Ministry of the Catholic Pro-Life Community offers healing to anyone who has been hurt by an abortion experience through the sacraments, retreats, support groups and referrals to professional counseling. The ministry also provides training for clergy and mental health professionals and networks with counselors and other providers of post-abortion expertise.

If you or someone you know is suffering from a past abortion, we can help.

Project Rachel 

English:  214-544-2273 (CARE)  healing@racheldallas.org 
Spanish:  972-900-7262 (SANA)   

Project Joseph (for men)

English: 469-720-2273 (CARE)  
Spanish: 469-605-7262 (SANA)

A call to the confidential helpline results in an appropriate referral, which may include making a Rachel's Vineyard™ or Project Joseph retreat. The retreat offers spiritual and psychological healing to help the wounded person grieve the loss of the unborn child and accept God's forgiveness. Many describe it as a profound experience of love and renewal, of being brought back from death to new life. All inquiries are strictly confidential.


“Thus says the Lord: Cease your cries of mourning, wipe the tears from your eyes. The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward. . . . There is hope for your future.” — Jeremiah 31:16-17