Counseling the abortion patient: A pastoral perspective
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Unplanned pregnancies are common among women in every congregation. Ministers have an opportunity to offer pastoral abortion counseling to those who wish it that is different from secular problem pregnancy counseling; the minister can offer a value context and facilitate a deep investigation of the decision-making process in a personal way. Concrete information regarding abortion procedures, situational factors important in problem pregnancy decisions, and emotions associated with problem pregnancies are discussed under the headings “healing,” “guiding,” and “reconciling.”
KeywordsCross Cultural Psychology Situational Factor Unplanned Pregnancy Deep Investigation Concrete Information
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