There is hope after abortion.

It's common but often unspoken - to grieve the loss of a child by abortion. It may seem that nothing can fill the emptiness of one's heart. Be assured that there is forgiveness, hope and healing. Many women and men have participated in diocesan Project Rachel Ministries and been transformed by God's merciful love.  

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If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential, non-judgmental help is available from Project Rachel Ministry. Visit the "Find Help" map on to find the nearest diocesan ministry. Spanish speakers may visit

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 all . . . people of all faiths or no faith. 

For more information on abortion healing and find help for you or someone you know, visit "Hope After Abortion" or in Spanish


To assist the bishops with development of diocesan abortion healing ministry by providing diocesan leaders with formation, guidance and resources.