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Reversal of "Abortion Pill" Mifepristone (RU-486)

Is it possible to reverse or block mifepristone or Mifeprex once a woman takes it for an abortion? My friend recently went to a clinic for an abortion, and she was given a prescription for this drug. I talked with her this morning, and she told me she had just taken the drug but she said she thinks she might have made a terrible mistake and regrets her choice to abort her baby.

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Understanding a Post-Abortal Friend

Why won't my friend talk about her abortion? It's obvious that she's in bad shape emotionally, and I'd like to help her. But every time I try to broach the subject, she clams up. Do you have any insights into what she might be thinking?

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Post-Abortion Emotional Struggles

Is it normal for me to be dealing with troubling emotions as the result of a past abortion? It happened years ago, but I still have a really hard time coping with my feelings.

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Finding Emotional Healing After an Abortion

How can I deal with the guilt I feel over a past abortion? I thought I'd get over it quickly and move on with my life, but my remorse and regret have only gotten worse over the years. I feel trapped, isolated, and desperate.

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Wants to Advocate for Sanctity of Human Life

How can I become more actively involved in promoting a broader awareness of the sanctity of human life? I have a strong desire to take a stand in defense of innocent preborn children. Any suggestions or recommendations?

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How to Adopt Through the Foster Care System

Can you provide my spouse and me with any guidance or resource suggestions as we consider adopting a child through the foster care system?

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Interracial or Intercultural Adoption

Would you advise adopting a child from another country or a different ethnic group? My spouse and I are seriously interested in helping a child who needs a home, but we're unsure about the potential risks and challenges that come with interracial or intercultural adoption.

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Church Group Wants to Start an Adoption Ministry

What does our church need to know before launching an adoption ministry? What’s involved in tackling a project like this? Can you suggest any resources?

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Wait No More®: Focus on the Family‚Äôs Foster Care and Adoption Program

Can you tell me more about your foster care and adoption outreach? I've heard that Focus on the Family is actively involved in promoting adoption and ministering to the needs of children in foster care.

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Single Adult Considering Adoption

Should I, as an unmarried adult, think seriously about adopting a child? How does your ministry feel about single-parent adoption?I’m deeply concerned about children in this country and around the world, and I’d like to do my part.

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Open and Closed Adoption

In an adoption situation, what are the pros and cons of preserving and maintaining the child's relationship with his or her birth mother? My spouse and I are seriously considering adopting a child, but we haven't yet decided whether to make it an "open" or a "closed" arrangement. What would you recommend?

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Couple Seeking Information on Adoption

Can you provide my spouse and me with any guidance or suggest any resources as we begin the adoption process?

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Concerned About Having Enough Money for Adoption

Do you have any advice or suggestions for funding the adoption process? My spouse and I are seriously considering adopting a child, but our financial resources are limited, and we've heard that the process can be expensive.

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International Adoptions

Can you help me understand the ins and outs of adopting a child from outside the United States – possibly from a developing country? How does the international adoption process work? I’m concerned about children around the world. Do you have any advice or suggestions?

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Abortion and "Health of the Mother"

Is it possible to be consistently pro-life while still making an exception for abortion in cases when the life of the mother is at risk? What's your perspective on this difficult ethical question?

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Referrals for Post-Abortion Ministries and Training

Can you recommend materials or organizations that reach out to women who are struggling with the effects of Post-Abortion Syndrome? 

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Pro-Life Perspective on War

Is it possible to be pro-life and pro-war at the same time? I'm a Christian and a strong pro-lifer, and I've wrestled with this issue many times in my mind over the past several years. The biblical commandment is clear: "Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13). As I see it, killing is killing, no matter what the context. What difference does it make whether a child is destroyed on the table of an abortion clinic or as the result of a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan? How can I, as a disciple of Jesus, possibly lend my support in either case?

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Pro-Life Perspective on the Death Penalty

How do I reconcile my pro-life beliefs with capital punishment? I'm extremely committed to upholding the sanctity of human life. As a result, I've been active for years in the pro-life movement, defending the rights of the unborn and speaking out against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. The other day, however, a friend caught me up short by asking me if I believe that capital punishment is biblically justified. I had to say yes. To this my friend responded, "How is capital punishment different from euthanasia? If we have the right to take a human life in the one instance, why not in the other?" I'm ashamed to say I couldn't answer. Do you have a response?

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Criminalizing Abortion and Practical Application of Law

Would it really be a good idea to make abortion illegal? Don't get me wrong. I'm a committed Christian and a convinced pro-lifer. I don't just want to make abortion rare – if possible, I'd like to eliminate it altogether. But I'm also confused about the way we're trying to do this in the pro-life community. If we do make abortion illegal, what does that mean for women who seek abortions? Do we want to lock them up in jail? That doesn't sound right to me. Besides, I tend to agree with those who argue that you "can't legislate morality." What do you think?

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Contraception and the "Culture of Death"

Is there a connection between birth control and abortion? My wife and I would like to have a family someday, but for a number of reasons we don't feel ready yet. During our two years of marriage we've sought the Lord's guidance and have never questioned our decision to postpone childbearing through the responsible use of birth control during this early season of our marriage. But the other day we read an article on a pro-life website that made a very convincing case for the idea that contraception and abortion are just two different aspects of a single phenomenon. The writer said that both express an "anti-life mindset." He also seemed to be arguing that the one leads to the other, and that if you practice birth control, you're promoting a "culture of death." This really threw us into a tailspin. Now we don't know what to think.

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How to Fight Human Trafficking

How can I get involved with the effort to protect and rescue the innocent victims of sexual exploitation? Recently I read an article about "human trafficking" and "sexual slavery" right here in our own community! I knew that things like this were happening in third world countries but had no idea that they were also going on here at home. Can you give me any further information about this?

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Aging Loved Ones and Physician-Assisted Suicide

What can I do to discourage my terminally ill father from seeking out a doctor to help him end his life? He's dying of cancer, and though his condition isn't dire yet, he's extremely depressed and has been talking about physician-assisted suicide. How can I show him that he has purpose and hope despite his illness?

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Physician-Assisted Suicide

Shouldn't people who are facing a painful and certain death be allowed to end their lives on their own terms? I've never really given the idea much thought before now, but there's a physician-assisted suicide measure before my state, and I'm thinking that supporting it would be the compassionate thing to do. After all, why should those who are suffering from a terminal illness without any hope for a cure or a decent quality of life be kept alive against their will?

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Reasons to Choose Life When Facing a Crisis Pregnancy

Why shouldn't a girl like me – who's facing an unplanned pregnancy and isn't the least bit ready to become a mother – have an abortion? This is the last thing I was expecting at this point in my life, and I have no desire to carry this baby to term.




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