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Ramah International takes pleasure in offering an online training curriculum tailored for those who aspire to work in both abortion recovery (helping individuals attain peace following an abortion) and support services for those contemplating abortion. The program comprises several courses, each containing relevant classes for both topics. Let the Ramah Institute enrich your ministry endeavors. Sign up today!

Course Objectives

Basic Abortion Recovery: This course is tailored for individuals who are just beginning their journey in abortion recovery ministry. It is also perfect for current leaders who lack any training background. The classes aim to help participants effectively use the written program, “Her Choice to Heal: Finding Emotional and Spiritual Peace after Abortion,” and The course also includes videos related to the emotional aspects of healing, which can aid in enhancing your communication skills when working with this significant demographic.

Advanced Abortion Recovery Leadership: This course is designed for individuals with prior experience in abortion recovery leadership, offering ongoing training topics to refine your skills in utilizing the written program, “Her Choice to Heal: Finding Emotional and Spiritual Peace after Abortion,” and The course aims to inspire and empower experienced leaders, enabling them to be more effective in helping those with wounded hearts from abortion to find God’s healing.

Reaching the Abortion Vulnerable: This course is tailored to help pregnancy center staff, nurses, and volunteers become more proficient in connecting with individuals who are seriously contemplating an abortion. The course material also aids in gaining a deeper understanding of how to reach the 60% of women who consider abortion on multiple occasions. 

Available Classes

Sharing Abortion Clinic Information

Class Objective: In this class, Sydna Massé presents information for individuals visiting a pregnancy center who may still opt for an abortion. The content is crafted to guide a person who might accompany a woman to the clinic – primarily the potential father of the baby – in recognizing the characteristics of quality healthcare.

The Cultural Impact of Abortion

Class Objective: A woman’s cultural background and family history can influence her abortion decisions. If she or her family have recently moved to the US, if she is studying here, or if she is on a visa, it is crucial to acknowledge that her reasons for considering abortion may differ from other clients.

In this class, Sydna Massé recounts her personal experience as a child of Irish immigrants and how it affected her abortion decision. She also discusses methods for your ministry efforts to comprehend the diverse cultural dynamics that shape your community, thus better preparing you to understand the factors that motivate immigrants and/or first-generation Americans to consider abortion.

Reaching Abortion Vulnerable Men

Class Objective: Every pregnancy test performed directly involves a man, who represents half of the pregnancy center’s target audience. Regrettably, our movement often falls short in effectively reaching this audience for various reasons.

We cannot initiate a ministry for abortion-vulnerable men using the same approach as we do for women. Men have distinct needs, communication skills, emotions, fears, hopes, and dreams. If women have been misled about abortion, men have been deceived to an even greater extent.

In this class, Sydna Massé recounts the story of her son’s unexpected pregnancy at the age of 17. She provides a vivid illustration of how these men can be educated to influence the abortion decisions of their loved ones, and how their families can be profoundly affected.

The Biological and Cellular Impact of Abortion

Class Objective: In this class, Sydna Massé provides insights on discussing the following scientific aspects of pregnancy with clients who are considering abortion, as well as the potential future implications of their decision:

Cellular Impact – Microchimerism

Biological Impact:

• Hormonal Shifts – Oxytocin • Breast Tissue Development • Lactation • Postpartum Depression

For an additional video on Microchimerism – “Why You Cannot Forget the Child You Lost to Abortion,” visit

Abortion Recovery Formats

Class Objective: In this class, Sydna Massé and Melissa Horton explore different approaches to assist women in navigating the abortion recovery process.

These approaches encompass:

  1. Group sessions and individual meetings
  2. Online personal support through email, phone, or Zoom
  3. Online resources at
  4. Weekend retreats
  5. Post-recovery care using “Beyond Regret: Living Victoriously in Christ After Abortion”

Abortion Recovery Demographics

Class Objective: In this class, Ramah International Board member, Karen Fifer, shares her personal story as a grandparent affected by abortion, emphasizing the new resource from Ramah International, “Legacy Lost: Healing Abortion’s Heartache in Grandparents.”

Sydna Massé then discusses her relationship with her mother, which lacked support for her abortion recovery journey. The class also addresses other individuals impacted by abortion.

These include:

  1. Siblings of the post-abortive individual (Aunts/Uncles of aborted children)
  2. Siblings of the aborted child
  3. Those who assisted or participated in an abortion decision

Policy and Procedures for Abortion Recovery

Class Objective: In this class, Sydna Massé reviews the Her Choice to Heal Policy and Procedures Manual, which can be found at this link: The discussion includes clarifying statements that emphasize a leader’s personal ministry experience, measures to address leadership conflicts, and how this resource enables ministries to customize the forms and reproduce the manual for distribution among team members.

Abortion Vulnerable Unwrapping an Abortion Story

Class Objective: In this class, Sydna Massé presents fundamental questions to initiate a conversation about a previous abortion when a client, potentially vulnerable to abortion, visits a pregnancy center and discloses a past abortion experience. Sydna includes basic questions to ask these clients with the objective of encouraging dialogue, enabling the client to recall memories of past abortion trauma to reduce the likelihood of choosing abortion again. The primary role to listen and help the individual comprehend the consequences of undergoing multiple abortions is also outlined.

Unwrapping an Abortion Story

Class Objective: In this course, Sydna Massé instructs abortion recovery ministry leaders on the essential questions to pose in order to assist a woman in sharing her personal abortion experience. The curriculum of this course also covers various methods of effective communication, which may not always be verbal. Furthermore, the course delves into identifying the individuals a woman needs to forgive, the traumatic consequences of medication abortion, and the story of how Sydna uncovered the identity of her abortionist, among other topics.

The Impact of Medication Abortion

Class Objective: Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, is considered one of the more distressing types of abortion. In this course, Sydna Massé explains the process of medication abortion, where a woman essentially becomes her own abortion provider, and discusses the effects on those who choose this method.

Determining Client Level of Vulnerability

Class Objective:  In this course, Sydna Massé explains how to identify abortion influencers that may be present in an abortion-vulnerable client’s communication regarding a potential abortion, enabling you to better address their needs. The course covers the following aspects in detail:

  1. The “fear of pregnancy” mode that arises immediately after intercourse
  2. Male perspectives influencing abortion decisions
  3. The effects of adverse childhood trauma
  4. Assessing the client’s risk level for being abortion-vulnerable

Charts and graphics are included in the class and note sections to present the information more coherently and visually. 

Common Issues of Post Abortive People

Class Objective: Abortion trauma can manifest in various ways, depending on factors surrounding the abortion and the time elapsed since making this decision. It is uncommon for a post-abortive individual to experience every issue on this list, and some symptoms might not even be included in the “common issues list.”

In this course, Sydna Massé details these prevalent issues and offers a user-friendly “Pro vs. Con Abortion Activity” to assist pregnancy center teams in discussing the spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physical effects of abortion with clients who are contemplating this choice.

How Many Women

Class Objective: Obtaining accurate statistics on the demographics of post-abortive individuals is challenging for various reasons. In this course, Sydna Massé, using data from the Alan Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood), estimates the number of women who might have experienced abortion within three age groups – Over 50 years, 35-50 years, and under 35 years.

This presentation also explains why it is nearly impossible to survey post-abortive individuals in a statistically significant way.

Notes accompanying the course contain information about why some women undergo multiple abortions and how to compassionately address a past abortion experience.

Ramah Defined

Class Objective: In this course, Sydna Massé shares the scriptural basis of the ministry of Ramah International found in Jeremiah 31:15-17.


“The question-and-answer sessions with Sydna were a real blessing. Having more info, in layman’s terms, about medical abortion was great for me.”

The most helpful part of this training was the fact that you’ve been through an abortion and understand where our post-abortive clients are in life and how they are coping with their decisions. I understand now why our clients feel the way they do about abortion (pre and post). That never made sense to me before!

It was helpful to understand what to say to help and show compassion to our clients. Knowing to acknowledge and NOT IGNORE the fact that they included their past abortion on their intake sheet will be very helpful in the future. I hope I can communicate this information to our volunteers who were unable to attend this training. Sydna did an incredible job of communicating all this information! Thank you so much for your time and work!

“This training was packed with information on how to handle the abortion-vulnerable clients. This included what questions to ask, knowing and recognizing the time to be confrontational and the time to just listen.  Nothing that was said was unclear. I did not have an abortion, but I have a strong desire to love those who do as I experienced a stillbirth and a later term pregnancy loss. I am very familiar with grief, and I believe that I can offer recovery counsel now. This training has encouraged and prepared me so much!”

“Learning and understanding post-abortive mindsets and the way this is so pervasive in its effects emotionally, physically, and spiritually was a blessing. I now understand the post-abortive client’s perspective and insight into their receptivity of counsel!”

“How to process and address the impact of secondary post-abortion pain. This training has truly helped me to understand the post-abortive woman at a MUCH deeper level.”

“Since I do ultrasounds, it was so helpful to know that with the scan the “moment” may come when their “walls” come down. I never understood why some of my clients cried. Now I do! I haven’t spent much time after the ultrasound with most clients but I’m going to change that now!”

“The whole training was very helpful. The talk on “culture” was very enlightening because I had not even considered that an ultrasound might be used to encourage abortion decisions. The handouts were also amazing. The training gave me the ways to bring up and communicate with clients regarding their past abortions!”

“The whole training was very helpful.  The talk on “culture” was very helpful because I had not even considered that an ultrasound might be used to encourage abortion decisions. The handouts were also amazing. The training gave me the ways to bring up and communicate with clients regarding their past abortions!”

“The training helped me learn that some people don’t respond well to the term “pro-life.” We are life-affirming. Also, I learned that I am secondary post-abortive because I know someone who did it and I was with them! I need to remember to be compassionate and let the Holy Spirit speak through me. I need to lean on Him. I do not want to judge!”

“It was delightful to hear down-to-earth compassion and verbiage to share with others.”

“This training was easy to listen to and understand. Now I have a better understanding of the issues and powerful verbiage to use!”

“The training helped me obtain a perspective on men, their presence in our counseling rooms and the importance of their healing. The information provided was at a great level of understanding! It was great to have resources both written and verbal to utilize in crisis situations!”

“The presentation on the impact of culture on abortion and how to relate to different cultures was the best part of the training. We will follow the ideas and become more familiar with the different cultures in our area and how they feel about abortion.”

“The insight into what the post-abortive client think and feel. It was helpful to hear what might turn the PA client away, so we know how to change our focus and do things differently. It was all presented very clearly and in a way that was easy to understand and “entertaining” if that makes sense!”

“Sydna’s hands-on knowledge and how she was able to share what she learned made this a great training. I needed the reminder of what God has called us to do and receive exhortation and encouragement to continue. I’m so happy to have the detailed training manual so I can “chew and digest” all the wonderful things I have learned. This training has helped me in counseling women with a clear vision of how to talk to them about their past abortions. There were lots of little tidbits and ideas on new things I can do at the center and with our abortion recovery ministry. Everyone needs this training!”

“The most helpful part of the training was the information on pill-induced abortions. The instruction to offer post-abortive helping to women who are pregnant was also enlightening and how to ask questions about the past abortion before moving on to the next questions. The simple scripts were helpful because it’s always great to have ideas on what questions to ask. But the best part was a deeper knowledge about the impact of pill-induced abortions.”

“The most helpful part of the training was the training was how to incorporate post-abortion information into conversations with clients. I needed to hear Sydna say that “I’m needed” to minister to those who’ve gone through abortion even though I’ve never been through it myself!”

“Sydna’s testimony about her experience was enlightening. It let us know that even though I haven’t been through an abortion, I can still help!”

“I have tended to “brush over” a past abortion in my discussions with clients. I won’t do that anymore!”

“Your honesty has helped better prepare me for ministry. Thank you for your open and honest testimonies. Your model showed me how to talk with post-abortive clients and gave me insight into what they are feeling. My biggest learning point was not to ignore my client’s abortion experience because it can be uncomfortable for me!”

“The most helpful part of this training was learning what questions to ask my clients who have faced abortion or are considering abortion. It opened my eyes to look at my clients that are post-abortive from a completely new perspective. I also pastor a church with my husband and this training will help me minister to congregation members!”