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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

New Website to Serve As Clearinghouse for Post-Abortion Information Includes World’s Most Extensive Bibliography on Abortion Complications


If you're seeking information about post-abortion issues, or if you have information to share about your own post-abortion experience, your ministry, or your opinions, you need to check out the latest collaborative clearinghouse on abortion information, is a Web 2.0 site designed to allow anyone in the world to find or contribute information related to post-abortion issues. Using the same software platform that underlies popular websites like Wikipedia, allows registered users to add their own information and pages to the site, as well as to edit information that is already there.


The site includes sections for:


    *post-abortion ministries to add information about their work and their materials, links and notices about upcoming events;

    *women and men who have been involved in an abortion to post their stories;

    *users to add original articles, commentary, or information about new research;

    *users to add information and links to other resources related to post-abortion healing research and healing; and

    *users to simply discuss or comment on the articles and information posted on the website. is also the home of the Thomas W. Strahan Memorial Library, the most extensive bibliography of published studies, books, and articles on the aftereffects of abortion, along with commentary highlighting the most important points in each citation.


Tom Strahan was a lawyer and civil rights activist who was probably the world's leading expert on published studies on abortion. His bibliography was published in the form of a book, Detrimental Effects of Abortion, which is now a featured section of and is available for reference by visitors and for updating by the contributing editors of the new website.


Volunteer editors are also needed to (1) help improve site organization and (2) monitor the site for vandalism. The wiki structure makes it easy to protect pages, reverse vandalism, and to block vandals, but volunteers are needed to help with this. 


If you are interested in being a volunteer for site maintenance, or wish to contribute any material, just create a registered account at 


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The IFRL is the largest grassroots pro-life organization in Illinois. A non-profit organization, that serves as the state coordinating body for local pro-life chapters representing thousands of Illinois citizens working to restore respect for all human life in our society. The IFRL is composed of people of different political persuasions, various faiths and diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds. Since 1973 the Illinois Federation for Right to Life has been working to end abortion and restore legal protection to those members of the human family who are threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Diverse though we are, we hold one common belief - that every human being has an inalienable right to life that is precious and must be protected. IFRL is dedicated to restoring the right to life to the unborn, and protection for the disabled and the elderly.   Click here to learn more about the IFRL.