It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.
Through Project Rachel – the Catholic Church's post-abortion healing ministry – women can find forgiveness and peace of heart through compassionate counseling and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Project Rachel – a network of healing in the heart of the Church – was founded in 1984 by Vicki Thorn, then the diocesan pro-life director for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. As a diocese-based ministry, Project Rachel is a network of specially trained priests, counselors, and laypersons who provide a team response of care for those suffering the aftermath of abortion. Depending on diocesan resources, support groups and retreats may be offered in addition to individualized care.