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Life after abortion: News, opinion, personal experience, resources.
REAL, CONFIDENTIAL, FREE, NON-JUDGMENTAL HELP TO AVOID ABORTION, FROM MANY PLACES:
|3,400 confidential and totally free groups to call and go to in the U.S...1,400 outside the U.S.||. . . 98 of these in Canada.|
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- For immediate confidential help, call toll-free 24/7:
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- CANADA: 96 centres
- Suicide Hope Lines: U.S.A. (by state) or call 1-800-Suicide (784-2433)
- Suicide Help - Canada: "If you can't find a crisis centre near you, any of the 24-hour toll free numbers in your province will be able to help."
- UK, ROI: 08457 90 90 90 , www.samaritans.org.uk
- Suicide Helplines in over 40 other countries
NATIONAL REVIEW Online's The Corner ~ Kathryn Jean Lopez links to Ap blog, 1/22/07
Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle: Banno On Boxer and the Illegal Abortion Deaths Urban Legend    *** and ***
San Diego Union Tribune: original San Diego Union Tribune article back online
Ellen Goodman retraction impetus: Aa blog initiates The Straight Dope coverage...and is listed in National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru's book The Party of Death, p. 255, Chap. 3 Endnote #11,   4/2006
NY Daily News: "Atheist's Site Is All The Rave
"After Abortion,...run by Emily Peterson and Annie Banno, two women who had abortions in the 1970s, ...tries to avoid the political tug-of-war that tends to come with this turf. They concentrate instead on discussing the troubling personal effects of abortion on the mothers." ~ Eric Scheske, Godspy contributing editor, in NC Register's "Signs of Life in the Blogosphere", 2/2006
"Godbloggers could, in the best of worlds, become the new apologists...[including] laymen with day jobs: Emily Peterson and Annie Banno, for instance, at the blog After Abortion..."~ Jonathan V. Last, The Weekly Standard online editor, in First Things's "God on the Internet", 12/2005
Amy Welborn, at BeliefNet, links to AfterAbortion blog's Freakonomics, Crime & Abortion Series
Catholic News Service: Silent counterprotest at the March For Choice
PREGNANT & need help?
ABORTION PUNDIT blog:    The "sibling" blog to After Abortion (discussing politics, law, morality, debate, including a HUGE sidebar of links by group/demographic/ community/science/you name it, on all life-issues)
Abortion in the arts:TV      Poetry      Songs       Novels
Pro-Life Celebrities     Movies
Resources for healingHope after Abortion
Ideas for Healing
Rachel's Vineyard Retreats
(non-Christians, even non-religious do attend; they also have interdenominational retreats designed expressly for people of any religion or no religion)
"Entering Canaan" - a ministry of reverence for women and men who suffer following an abortion Ramah
Books that help
In Our Midst
For MEN - Resources List
** UPDATED 2015 **
Message boards, chat rooms &
e-groups ** UPDATED 2015 **
Regional & local resources
** UPDATED 2015 **
Resources for informationLinks to medical research
Planned Parenthood's 2003-2004 Annual Report
The Elliot Institute
Women's Health after Abortion
Amazon Books List: Healing After Abortion
DOWN SYNDROME RESOURCES & Adoption Groups
When Life Begins - by Real Geneticists, Med.School Textbooks, Molecular Biologists, SCIENTISTS
- Does getting an abortion hurt?
- How will I feel after an abortion?
- Any emotional problems after abortion?
- Does abortion cause breast cancer?
- Does abortion increase ectopic/tubal pregnancy later?
- Will abortion affect my ability to have a child in the future?
- Does abortion/ multiple abortions cause premature birth, miscarriage, low infant birth weight later?
- Does abortion cause birth defects later?
- Does abortion increase infant death risk later?
- More women die from childbirth than from abortion.
- Women only die from illegal abortions.
- If abortion is illegal, more women will die than the 78,000 dying now.
- It's my body; this doesn't affect anyone else.
- You'll go right back to being the person you were before.
- My reproductive rights/right to privacy are in the Constitution.
- How many people really would adopt my baby, if I didn't have an abortion?
- And who would help me with the cost of having the baby and arranging the adoption?
- Anti-choicers are just racist. Minorities aren't any more impacted by or having more abortions than whites.
"Koop Report" On Abortion
Koop Rept: MedPundit changed
22 studies, events since Koop Abortion in APA's DSM as a cause of PTSD, for 7 years
Birth Control: Health Studies, News
FORCED or COERCED ABORTIONS: a running list of cases
Other links of interestMiscellaneous resources
ActivismWomen Deserve Better
Silent No More
Clear Pro-Life Thinking
Abortion & Breast Cancer
Speakers List, Students for Life of America
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