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US bishops emphasize outreach to women after abortion

Catholic World News - November 16, 2011

The US bishops’ conference plans to expand Project Rachel, a program that reaches out to women who have had abortions.

“Project Rachel Ministry is at the heart of the Church’s mission at this time in her history,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who is concluding a term as chairman of the US bishops’ pro-life committee. The cardinal saw Project Rachel as a key component of the New Evangelization.

Deirdre McQuade, a spokesman for the US bishops’ conference, explained that Project Rachel is not concerned with the political strategies of the pro-life movement, but with the task of bringing healing and reconciliation to women troubled by their experiences. "We'll never get to the point where we can turn this around if we are an abortion-wounded nation," she said.

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