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Review for Faith Aloud, St. Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a consultant who works with abortion clinics across the country. In my work I train counselors and medical staff and have found the Faith Aloud materials incredibly valuable. Staff get to work through their own religious and spiritual issues while helping women in their clinics do the same. The DVD that Rebecca Turner created for patients is one of the most powerful counseling tools available to abortion providers. I strongly support this organization and their work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Training materials for abortion clinic staff; the use of their DVD when counseling patients in abortion facilities; and using Faith Aloud materials when I speak to university students.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See them generously funded so this group can move forward with all its plans.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the quality of training materials and heartfelt desire to reduce the stigma surrounding abortion.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

High energy and deeply committed to their mission. There is a wonderful diversity among this group - in age, gender, ethnicity, and religious background. Each wants desperately to eliminate stigma surrounding abortion.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

work to shift the media's portrayal of abortion the way GLAAD has shifted the perceptions of gay people; train clergy across the country to supportively counsel women concerning abortion; provide information and training to divinity and clergy students.

Ways to make it better...

Faith Aloud had the kind of funding it deserves. Shifting the culture surrounding abortion in the world is no easy task - it requires many committed people and adequate funding to make real progress.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

maintaining and building a national presence. There are numerous individuals and organizations linked to Faith Aloud - yet few are able to provide the financial support required to sustain the organizations goals.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Rebecca Turner is tenacious. She has weathered huge drops in funding and loss of Faith Aloud's office and continues to push forward in her work. Her effort to counteract the impact of anti-abortion protesters is positively remarkable.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I am in constant contact with abortion providers and women seeking abortion care in this country.