Project Rachel


There is Hope After Abortion.

Are you feeling guilt, shame, anger, grief, or depression as a result of an abortion experience? Women have a wide variety of experiences with abortion. Some women chose to have an abortion because they were overwhelmed with the idea of raising a child while working or going to school. Some women feel that they couldn't care for or support a child. Some women felt pressured to get an abortion by the father of the child, a parent, or other family member. Some women got an abortion because they were told their child had some birth defect or medical problem and that abortion was the better choice.

No matter what your experience was or how long it has been since the abortion, hope, healing, and forgiveness are available.

Project Rachel, a women's only program through our archdiocesan Abortion Healing Ministry, provides healing and hope to women wounded by abortion through the following: 

  • Referrals for confidential, professional counseling from compassionate and trained clinicians
  • Spiritual direction and healing prayer  
  • Monthly spiritual support group meetings (every fourth Thursday at 7 p.m.)
  • Retreat opportunities (learn more about the May 8, 2021 Day of Reflection flyer here).
  • Women's Bible study 
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation

Project Rachel is for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Women are welcome to participate, regardless of how long it has been since the abortion experience. Confidentiality is key to Project Rachel and your privacy will be respected. 

You can move forward and heal from the experience and experience forgiveness.

If you're ready to begin the healing process or simply want to learn more about Project Rachel, we encourage you to call 314-792-7565, email [email protected] or text 314-778-0628. Trustworthy, compassionate people will answer your call, email or text. We will make every effort to ensure you are comfortable with those serving you as you begin this healing journey.

Additionally, online resources to assist you in your healing journey are available by clicking here. 

If you are a man looking for abortion healing resources, the Abortion Healing Ministry can help through our Project Joseph and Rachel's Vineyard programs. Contact 314-792-7565 or [email protected]

Abortion Healing Ministry Men's Resources