The Word Among Us

January 2014 Issue

Hope and Healing after Abortion

A look at Project Rachel.

By: Ann Bottenhorn

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

“Abortion is a carefully marketed product,” says Jo Balsamo. “Women buy the lie that it will help them. Then they’re shocked because it’s so horrible.”

Balsamo sees this again and again in her work in the Family Life Office of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. As the diocese’s pro

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