Countless children’s lives have been ended by abortion, and countless parents and family members suffer guilt, grief, and regret—often in silence. Yet God’s greatest desire is to forgive. No matter how far we have each strayed from His side, He says to us, “Don’t be afraid. Draw close to my heart.” It is never too late to seek God's forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The following resources are all provided for free download in various formats. For a full listing of printed resources available to order on this topic, please visit our Respect Life Store.
If someone you know is suffering after abortion, find help through Project Rachel Ministry.
Several articles are available covering a range of topics related to abortion healing. These articles serve as educational and pastoral outreach resources that can be used in parishes, schools, and ministries to share the message of hope and healing.
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PROJECT RACHEL MINISTRY
Project Rachel is a ministry of the Catholic Church in the U.S. to those who have been involved in abortion. It is a diocesan-based network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion.
In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services, including pastoral counseling, support groups, retreats, and referrals to licensed mental health professionals. It is open to people of all faiths or no faith.
For more information on abortion healing and to find help for you or someone you know, visit HopeAfterAbortion.org, or in Spanish, Esperanzaposaborto.org.
PRAYERS & INTERCESSIONS
Prayer is the basis of all our efforts to build a culture of life. Prayer resources are provided to help Catholics pray for healing for all whose lives have been touched by abortion.
Prayers & Liturgical Resources
Browse our list of prayer resources including novenas, rosaries, Holy Hours, and blessings:
Additional prayers can be found at usccb.org/pro-life-prayer.
The provided intercessions are appropriate for use during Mass in the Prayer of the Faithful throughout the year. Intercessions can also be printed in parish bulletins, included in regular parish Holy Hours or rosaries, shared in digital newsletters, posted on social media, and more.
Graphics are available for free download and use on social media, in parish bulletins and websites, in newsletters and advertisements, and any other way that may be helpful to you.
Each image is provided in English and Spanish and can be downloaded directly. If you need files in a different format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The provided homily considerations are designed to help priests and deacons address the important, sensitive topic of abortion with clarity and authentic compassion that affirms the dignity both of women and of their children.