This short booklet includes details of a service of reconciliation and healing for those who have been hurt by abortion and the people who care for them. Then there are hospital chaplains who are called to the bedside of parents whose baby has been aborted on grounds of some genetic or developmental anomaly and they want a funeral rite said for their baby. The same chaplain, in one of the most difficult areas of this ministry, may be asked to take a small casket of the aborted remains of several babies to the hospital incinerator and pray for them as they are committed to the fire.
Less commonly, one of both parents of an aborted baby may seek out pastoral care in their parish, many years after an abortion decision has been made.
Rarely, the surviving co-twin of an abortion operation, made on an unsuspected twin pregnancy, may seek out a priest or pastoral worker to remember and pray for their lost twin.
PRAYER AFTER ABORTION
Published by Wren Publications 1992.
Free PDF document (can be downloaded for printing)
Notes and service details from our one-day UK conference on prayer after abortion. Abortion can be emotionally devastating. This free booklet is a useful resource for those who may wish to understand and try to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of men and women and their partners after the loss of a pregnancy.