WASHINGTON (February 28, 2007)— This Lent, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is co-sponsoring a 4-week radio ad campaign offering post-abortion healing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The campaign is also sponsored by the Project Rachel offices for the Archdiocese of Washington and the Diocese of Arlington, as well as by the Vitae Caring Foundation which coordinated the campaign and provided matching funds to place the ads.
Last aired in the Metro area during the Great Jubilee Year of 2000, the 60-second spot produced by the Conference's Pro-Life Secretariat invites listeners to contact Project Rachel, the Catholic Church's confidential outreach to women and men suffering after abortion.
The featured ad, "Everyone Said," is running on popular music radio stations and may be heard online at the Project Rachel web site, www.hopeafterabortion.com/listen.cfm.
Deirdre McQuade, spokeswoman on abortion-related issues for the Pro-Life Secretariat, said: "Countless women and men suffer in silent isolation for years after abortion. Project Rachel offers reconciliation and guides them on the journey to healing."
"Nothing falls outside the scope of God's mercy, not even multiple abortions," Ms. McQuade said.
To find the closest Project Rachel office, call the national referral line at 800-5WE-CARE (800-593-2273), or go to www.hopeafterabortion.com and click on the heading "Where to Find Help."