Healing the Pain by Mary Walsh

Healing the Pain

Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion
by Theresa Burke, Ph.D., with David Reardon, Ph.D.
Springfield, Illinois: Acorn Books, 2002
(327 pages; $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Mary Walsh

An old Jesuit philosophy professor of mine used to speak of the root of violence being the hatred of truth. Witness the following: In every abortion, a child dies and a woman is wounded. Proponents of abortion deny both these realities.

In Forbidden Grief, a powerful and comprehensive exposé of the multiple ravages of abortion on women, men, and society, Theresa Burke, a psychotherapist who has worked extensively with post-abortive women, explores the subject that the sisterho . . .