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.

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Mary Walsh is a homeschooling mother and freelance writer. She, her husband, and their eight children attend St. Patrick's Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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