Who We Are
We created this website as an open, honest and caring online environment for men and women who seek information on dealing with abortion. We hope to facilitate the dialog between men and women regarding their abortion experience.
Arthur B. Shostak is an emeritus Professor of Sociology at Drexel University, Phil., PA. The author, editor, or co-editor of 31 books and over 150 articles since 1961, he is the primary writer of the 1984 book, Men and Abortion: Lessons, Losses, and Love (Praeger - 1984), an account of the experience of 1,000 men in the waiting rooms of 32 clinics in 18 states, and the only book of its kind. Some of his articles on the subject are available on this web site, and he welcomes constructive and caring correspondence at email@example.com.
Claire Keyes reports that most of her life’s work has been in abortion. Although she has been the director of Allegheny Reproductive Health Center for more than 25 years, her heart has always been in counseling. For nearly two decades she has been training counselors; she has presented at both the National Abortion Federation and the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, focusing on new paradigms for healing spiritually and emotionally after abortion. She also has an interest in men’s issues, long advocating that abortion providers include them as much as possible and has recently posted the first ever website for men and abortion. She has produced a series of videos for non-English speaking women explaining the procedure and has created the website www.heartssite.com on which women and men can leave messages or prayers to aid in emotional healing. Not long ago, she co-authored, along with Margaret Johnston, “How Do You Want Your Abortion”, an essay appearing in the recently published Viable Utopian Ideas, edited by Arthur Shostak, PhD.