Post Abortion Counseling Resource: Ten years ago, the Florida Catholic Conference launched a toll free number in Florida for Project Rachel, a post-abortive Catholic outreach ministry offering healing and reconciliation to women and men who are experiencing emotional and spiritual pain as the result of an abortion decision. Program support, including printing of brochures, was provided through grants from the Florida State Council of Knights of Columbus, the Florida Council of Catholic Women and the Florida Catholic Medical Association.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently revised the Project Rachel Resource Manual and is coordinating efforts to implement a national toll free number. By August 2010, the Florida toll free number (877-908-1212) will be replaced with the national toll free number: 888-456-HOPE (4673). Calls to this number will be routed to the appropriate office in Florida where individuals can receive counseling and support on their healing journey.
The national Project Rachel website is www.hopeafterabortion.com.