I realize I'm a little late in the game on this one but it's still worth bringing to attention.
Abortion Recovery Awareness Month, sponsored by Abortion Recovery InterNational, was established in 2005 five with two key purposes:
1. to encourage and promote healing opportunities
2. to enlighten society to the aftermath of abortion on individuals and families.
From the ARIN website:
Abortion Recovery changes a person's life! Most abortion affective clients search out healing opportunities only when their pain becomes unbearable, they are triggered by something, or they are encouraged by a friend or family member to seek help. One of our goals at Abortion Recovery InterNational is to enlighten society by raising awareness of abortion and its aftermath. We also want to inform people of the recovery opportunities that are available world-wide....
Abortion Recovery Awareness Month is “secular-friendly.” It is FREE of condemnation, judgments or negative connotations. It has no political agenda. Abortion Recovery Awareness Month is full of compassion, grace and forgiveness… resulting in help, healing and hope! A celebration and renewal of someone’s life. Let's start by sharing those!
It's tempting to repost the entirety of their website because it is so full of important and useful information. But I don't need to recreate the wheel since they've already done it so well! Please visit the Abortion Recovery InterNational and abortionrecovery.org websites for fantastic abortion healing resources.
In addition to useful information and links, ARIN is also a great resource for awareness products. I love the idea of the D.R.O.P Card pictured below.
These signs are also a great opportunity to reach out...
And in the same spirit as our own Handmade for Life charism, ARIN offers a line of bracelets created for all those who have been touched by abortion. You can see one of these lovely pieces, the Recovery Bracelet, at the top of this post.
For additional (including faith-based) post-abortive resources, please visit:
Bethesda Healing Ministry
Silent No More