Here's a good article about the expansion of post-abortion outreach in the Diocese of Peoria:
Diocese offers new help to post-abortion women, men.
Among those filling Catholic churches this weekend to celebrate Christ's resurrection will likely be many who are still carrying a heavy personal cross.
With abortions taking place at the rate of more than 1 million annually since 1973, some researchers estimate that up to 43 percent of U.S. women -- including Catholics -- have had, or will have, at least one abortion before they complete their childbearing years.
Many know that abortion is wrong even before making that choice. Others come to realize it later, perhaps after having more children, experiencing a religious reawakening, or going through other life changes. As a result, millions of women -- as well as their husbands or boyfriends, their parents, and others who may have been involved in the situation -- bear enormous guilt, shame and grief which they often do not feel free to share with anyone.
Now the Diocese of Peoria is preparing to promote and offer a weekend retreat program, known as Rachel's Vineyard, designed to help post-abortion women and men express their sorrow and receive healing.
And more, including a personal story from the retreat facilitator.