PREGNANT & PARENTING STUDENTS ON CAMPUS:
If you are a pregnant or parenting student on campus, you may be wondering what, if any, resources are available to you on the Fordham campus. You've come to the right place. Respect for Life's Pregnancy Task Force has been working hard the past year to bring these resources to one easily available source for you.
Health Services - Provides free pregnancy tests for students
Counseling and Psychological Services - You may find yourself overwhelmed, and desperately in need of someone to talk to about your emotional and mental state. This is the place to turn to.
Financial Aid - Fordham's Financial Department has "Special Circumstances" forms that may be able to help.
Housing - There are some off campus housing options.
RESOURCES OFF CAMPUS
Sisters for Life - A religious community of women founded in 1991 by John Cardinal O'Connor for the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of every human life. They are well-equipped for dealing with young pregnant & parenting students.
Feminists for Life - Established in 1972, Feminists for Life seeks to specifically help college-age women who find themselves pregnant and without help or hope on campus.
- Pro-life resources for those identifying with the Presbyterian faith.
FOR POST-ABORTIVE WOMEN & MEN:
Post-Abortion Syndrome is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. The process of making an abortion choice, experiencing the procedure and living with the grief, pain and regret is certainly, at it's very core, traumatic. As with any trauma, individuals often try to "forget" the ordeal and deny or ignore any pain that may result. Many simply don't relate their distress to the abortion experience. At some point, however, memories resurface and the truth of this loss can no longer be denied. During these moments, the pain of post-abortion syndrome reveals itself in the hearts of millions of lives. If you think you may be suffering from Post-Abortion Syndrome, please do not hesitate to reach out for help.
There are many resources available to post-abortive men & women. Please explore the following websites for help.
Healing Hearts Ministries - "Healing Hearts. . . One at a Time"
Silent No More Awareness Campaign - An effort to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women, men, and their families
Ramah International - Abortion & Post Abortion Syndrome Healing Information
Lumina - Hope & Healing After Abortion