|About the Book|
This book is written for four groups: 1) Women who are currently pregnant and are seriously, currently, thinking about the possibility of having an abortion- 2) Women who have had one or more abortions in the past and are trying to examine theMoreThis book is written for four groups: 1) Women who are currently pregnant and are seriously, currently, thinking about the possibility of having an abortion- 2) Women who have had one or more abortions in the past and are trying to examine the emotional responses that they are continuing to have as they think back on this past experience. 3) Husbands or partners of these women. 4) People who have never had abortions but have strong feelings about this topic.This book is written primarily for Christians, Catholic or Protestant. (Jewish people have a totally different tradition as to when human life begins: at birth.) The major activists in the Right to Life movements are devout Catholics and conservative Protestants. And where there are deep feelings of guilt about abortion, these are mainly among Christians. Psychologists know that some of us find it difficult to forgive ourselves, or to believe that God has really forgiven something about which we feel deeply guilty. This book studies every Bible passage that might bear on abortion.Deeply unwanted babies are bad for the resulting kids, bad for parents and societies. Abortion is a major tool in reducing runaway population growth, and resulting Planet Problems. So can one feel proud, wise and virtuous in choosing abortion? Or must one feel somehow guilty? Deeply guilty? This book may help you decide. This book is written by two authors, psychologists, one a Protestant and one a devout practicing Catholic. By Reverend Edward (Ted) Pohlman, Ph. D. and Dr. Mary Louise OConnor, Ph. D.