There are too many women who are talked into or coerced into getting an abortion. Many of them later realize that getting an abortion was the taking of a life, and they live with the pain and grief of an abortion.

These women need help and compassion, not finger-pointing. There is help available at Project Rachel. Project Rachel is the post-abortion healing ministry of the Catholic Church, but it is open to anyone struggling after an abortion loss.

They have a network of specially trained clergy, spiritual directors and therapists who provide confidential, compassionate one-on-one care.

Project Rachel was founded in 1984 in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Vicki Thorm. It is in more than 110 dioceses in the United States.

For more information, visit www.ccmaine.org/psm or call us at 1-800-781-8550, ext. 2670 or 2671.

Joseph Riitano Sr.

Sangerville