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One Woman’s Story of Healing After Abortion with Project Rachel

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Women Deserve Better Than Abortion

“It’s this forbidden grief.”

Years ago I wrote a play about religion and sexuality. As a small part of that project I interviewed post-abortive women. Some of them had gone through Project Rachelthe Church’s ministry to post-abortive women and families. Read one woman’s story, as she told it to me, after the jump:

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7.18
Misc: Why Some Women Aren’t Using Artificial Birth Control

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Natural Family Planning

It’s natural family planning awareness week. Hilly Mast writes for the Catholic News Agency blog about why some women are choosing Natural Family Planning over artificial contraception, like the birth control pill. Read about it here: Why Women Are Not Using Birth Control. More from Ethika Politika here: The Paradox of Crunchy Women and Chemical Birth Control

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8.26
We Do Abortions Here

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Miscarriage Sallie Tisdale, a pro-choice abortion nurse, describes what her job is like in Harper’s magazine, “I have fetus dreams, we all do here: dreams of abortions one after the other; of buckets of blood splashed on the walls; trees full of crawling fetuses.” Read her entire essay here: We Do Abortions Here

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TCC Radio: Birth Control and Blood Clots: Women Still Weighing the Risks | NPR

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Hormonal Birth Control

The makers of the Nuva Ring will pay a $100 million dollar settlement to women who were harmed by their product this week. All hormonal contraceptives increase a woman’s risk of blood clots, stroke and heart attack. As a result of these and other concerns, some women have begun questioning whether these pharmaceuticals are the best method of family planning. The fertility awareness method, also known as Natural Family Planning, has been newly embraced by holistic women’s health experts and can be at least 95 percent effective. It also has no side effectsNational Public Radio has the story here: Birth Control and Blood Clots: Women Still Weighing the Risks

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