Her Choice to Heal
Review by Fr. Frank Pavone
In one of the latest books on post-abortion healing, Sydna Masse and Joan
Phillips team up to courageously share their painful experiences of abortion, as
well as their joyful discovery of the healing which Jesus Christ brings.
Her Choice to Heal is written in a clear, personal style, speaking
directly to the woman who has aborted her child. Though it contains very
valuable information about the dynamics of post-abortion syndrome, it is more of
a guided journey through the initial stages of healing than a treatise about
post-abortion issues. In reading it, you feel as though you are being led by a
wise and compassionate friend, all the while holding your hand and assuring you
that no matter how bad your abortion experience may be, someone has been there
before, and there is hope.
Sydna and Joan intersperse the chapters of their book with the example of
their own journeys through denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, letting go, and
the joy of discovering the Savior. They speak with psychological realism as well
as the wisdom of God's Word, provided in numerous Scriptural citations.
The book provides the opportunity for the reader to interact with the
emotions and memories of a past abortion, even providing blank pages for writing
down thoughts and reactions to the points raised in each chapter.
This book provides concrete practical suggestions as well as references to
additional resources on post-abortion issues. It concludes with a moving
reflection by a man who pressured someone into having an abortion.
Her Choice to Heal is a treasure for anyone who has had an abortion, or
for those who may have facilitated an abortion. It is likewise extremely
valuable for family members and friends of post-abortion individuals, as well as
for clergy and counselors seeking to improve their ability to help people find
To understand the pain of those who have had abortions is one of the most
urgent tasks today for those who seek to love their neighbors. Her Choice to
Heal helps all of us take another step toward fulfilling that most serious
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