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2, 1993 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana 13 By MARy ANN HUGHES Message staff writer "ect Rachel i ation offered to women suffering with post-abortion syndrome is the term given to the symp- acceptance, tacks or other symptoms of happens, like the death of a toms suffered by many "First there is denial and post abortion syndrome, but loved one, or something re- iifan unborn baby is the victim of abortion, then mother is the second. Rachel is a program offers training on the n syndrome, on reconciliation care for women undergone abor- md who are suffering after-effects. ministers and coun- in the Diocese of are invited to par- m a Project Rachel April 29 at the r in Evansville. is sponsored ities through nt from Doctor John of Evansville. (Any- questions about Pro- is encouraged to Catholic Charities confidentiality 3n Syndrome" women following an abor- tion, Geerling said. Symp- toms may include eating and sleeping disorders, guilt, de- pression, grief, flashbacks, anniversary reactions, and the need for reconciliation. "Abortion carries the penalty of excommunication in the church. This program is important, because about 1,000 women in this area a year are obtaining abortions and their relationships with God and with their church have been completely sev- ered. It is important for the church to reach out to them. It's always been the role of the church to reach out to the wounded." Martha Halterman, a coun- selor at Catholic Charities, has worked with women who have undergone abortions. She has counseled them as they go through a grieving )recess of denial, anger and p. Jill Ann White ,' /lImlllrllO+ Hvq. 57 So, Washington, IN 812-254-4516 irie Village ving Center Dubois County Bank YOUR FIVE STAR SERVICE BANK + St. Anthony, Indiana .... PHONE 326-2321 Sheet Metal Inc. 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They become jittery at the sound of vacuum cleaners, because the sound reminds them of the suction machine at the abortion clinic. "Finally, there is accep- tance. They come to the point where they have to say good bye to the child. They may write a letter to say good bye or they may go through a fu- neral process. They may go to the cemetery or do a mock burial for the child. They may have a memorial service." Halterman said many times women experience anxiety at- they do not make the connec- tion with their abortion expe- rience. "Women have experi- enced as long as a 15-year delayed reaction to their abortion experience. They block it out as if it never hap- pened until some trauma ally stressful happens in their life. Then the memory sur- faces and they have a feeling of the need for forgiveness. That's where reconciliation from the church comes in. 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