abortion recovery awareness month
Abortion Recovery Awareness Month (aka Abortion Recovery Month) was established by Abortion Recovery InterNational, Inc. in 2005 to provide resources for ARIN Affiliates to encourage and extend healing opportunities to individuals and families hurting from an abortion experience in their local towns, cities and neighborhoods. Seven years later, not only are our Affiliates involved, but also many other individuals, organizations and agencies.
Here are some statements from some of our biggest supporters:
"Ending a pregnancy through abortion interrupts the natural birth process and creates significant trauma and stress for those involved in the pregnancy. An abortion is a tragic ending, not only because of the loss of a life, but also because of the physical and psychological trauma caused by the procedure itself." said Governor Rick Perry of Texas.
"Abortion Recovery Month encourages and promotes healing opportunities and raises awareness of the aftermath of abortion experienced by individuals and families." said Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota. "Abortion recovery programs help individuals heal by providing counseling, support groups, encouragement, and education."
During the month of April, Abortion Recovery InterNational encourages Christians, around the globe, to enlighten society by reaching out to individuals and families in their community.
The goals of Abortion Recovery Awareness Month are:
- To encourage and extend healing to those hurting from abortion
- Enlighten society on the effects of abortion on individuals and families
As I explain to people, "One abortion, through a ripple effect, may touch the hearts of 40-50 people in a lifetime. We, as a society, are not always prepared on how to help! Our staff, volunteers and affiliates are here to assist ... not only those hurting, but to educate society, the community and even the church!"
But how do we go about educating society?
An Abortion Recovery Awareness Month Event Calendar for the month of April is established each year providing ideas and resources to promote healing for those hurting. Our 2012 calendar has been posted and has many new ideas and agencies which are partnering in Abortion Recovery Awareness Month activities. The ARAM service to the community has changed many hearts and lives over the past few years. Our "Hits for Help" to the online CARE Directory always increase substantially during this time of year.
Abortion Recovery Awareness Month (ARAM) is secular-friendly. It is free of condemnation, judgment or negative connotations. It has no political agenda, although we greatly appreciate the support of our community officials. The ultimate goal is to share compassionate abortion recovery efforts with others and offer help, healing and hope!
Last year, on April 21st, 2011 at 2pm, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad became the 6th government official to proclaim April as Abortion Recovery/Awareness Month. He joins previous Governors Rick Perry (2009 & 2010), Bobby Jindal (2009), Tim Pawlenty (2010) and Senators A.G. Crowe and David Vitter. (All the official proclamations are viewable as PDF's on our website).
We were honored that Governor Branstad made this proclamation and truly appreciate his support and encouragement in serving the thousands of women and men affected by a past abortion.
|Sample Proclamation for 2012|
We are excited to see which community officials might support ARAM for 2012. If you think your governor, senator or local official might be interested, you can contact ARIN and we'll help you navigate the steps to achieve this honor for your city / town / district. There is an approved sample proclamation to the right... click on it for an enlarged copy!
This year, we have some added activities that can start BEFORE APRIL even begins. ARIN is honored to partner with October Baby to offer support for those who may need post-abortion counseling after seeing or hearing about the movie.
What a great way to expose those in your local area to the idea of adoption versus abortion, than by seeing a screening of October Baby.
Doors will then be wide open for you to further promote healing opportunities through Abortion Recovery InterNational and Abortion Recovery Awareness Month.
For a list of screening opportunities, here's the link: October Baby Theater List
If you would like further information on Abortion Recovery/Awareness Month, or would like to volunteer, please feel free to visit: Abortion Recovery Awareness Month
There you may download our:
ARIN staff is available for media interviews, radio spots etc, to talk about Abortion Recovery Awareness Month and the benefits it provides those considering or hurting from an abortion experience. Please feel free to contact us if you should have any questions.
Remember our SHARE Symposium Registration is NOW OPEN and the early registration rate of $175.00 is good for the month of March. See more here: SHARE Symposium