Ending Pregnancy

Deciding to end a pregnancy is difficult. Regardless of the circumstances, it is a complex loss—one that needs to be acknowledged. Ritual can help us cope with—and make sense of—our emotional response to this arduous experience.
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Abortion Ritual

By Rabbi Geela Rayzel Raphael | Complete Ceremony
A ceremony that a woman who has had an abortion can perform with a group of women. This ceremony uses the symbols of tashlich (casting out) and mikveh, the woman mourns the loss, renews herself and attempts to bring closure to the abortion.  [more]

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