Monday, February 23, 2009

On the Washington DC Metro..

The other day, I got on the DC Metro (the equivalent of a subway) and sat down. When I looked up, I saw the following advertisement from Project Rachael about their Hope After Abortion program.

I watched as the people got on the car that I was in. Most did not even look, burying their heads in their papers, books or listening to their iPods. A few looked but I could not make out any reaction.

Have you seen it? What did you think? Let me know.


From the Hope After Abortion website...

Some women,on their own or with professional help, are able to get beyond their grief, and find a measure of peace after abortion.

But other women continue to feel isolated and alone in their sadness, regret, anger and self-recrimination.

For over 16 years, women and men have been coming to Project Rachel, the post-abortion ministry of the Catholic Church, for help in healing their emotional and spiritual wounds. The priests and counselors in the Project Rachel network understand the pain and loss that follow abortion. They have led thousands of grieving women and men from despair to hope and peace.

Project Rachel has trained priests and professional counselors who can help you to heal spiritually and emotionally, no matter what faith tradition is yours.

If you are hurting because of abortion, we invite you to begin this journey. Call your local Project Rachel or similar ministry. If the number is not listed in the phone book, call the diocesan chancery (usually listed under 'Catholic Diocese of _______' or use directory assistance). In the Washington, D.C./Baltimore/ Northern Virginia areas, call 888.456.HOPE. For assistance elsewhere, refer to the national map showing all Project Rachel locations or call the National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation and Healing at 800.5WE.CARE.

UPDATE/CORRECTION (Dated March 15, 2009): A reader pointed out to me that this is Project Rachel and not Project Gabriel. I have corrected it above but also need to thank her for pointing out my error.


Katherine said...

it is a wonderful program and we should all assist it in whatever way possible. God bless its patrons.

The Pondering Catholic said...

What a blessing. The only thing that would make it better, was if there was not a reason to have it exist. :(

Janet Baker said...

Please take a bit more care with the organization names. There is no such creature by the name of "Project Gabriel". What I believe you're referring to here is Project Rachel, the post-abortive ministry. The Gabriel Project, on the other hand, ministers to mothers in crisis pregnancies. I was a founding board officer of the Gabriel Project, so I am intimately familiar with the differences between both organizations.