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I Never Heard You Cry
A Compassionate Journey Through Abortion
Ardyce West's compelling
narrative examines the
grief, pain and regret
suffered by many who
hide in the darkness of
abortion, offering
techniques designed for
self-forgiveness and
spiritual healing.
While acknowledging the pointed issues and opinions of both pro-life and
pro-choice, West remains apolitical and non judgmental, conceding that
many women and men involved in abortion successfully move on
comfortably resolved to their decision. "I Never Heard You Cry" in fact never
approaches political edict or social commentary regarding abortion. West
focuses rather on the substantial number of people who struggle with
complex and deeply emotional post-abortion issues.

In addition to relating the heartbreaking story of her own struggles and
triumphs, West interviews a number of “abortion survivors” who have
transcended the emotional, social, and political stigmas attached to this
volatile issue. Interspersed are effective techniques designed to achieve self-
forgiveness and spiritual healing. Her suggested meditations and self-reliance
techniques apply to reconciliation of grief, depression, shame, regret and any
host of other debilitating emotions beyond just abortion – they are relevant
to any issue that holds us back from realizing the full potential for personal
growth and happiness.

Listen to Ardyce
discuss her book on
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with host
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"There are topics that ignite courageous conversations and create controversy.  The subject matter of this book is one of those topics.  Abortion
has been and continues to be a “hot bed” of heated discussion in numerous circles.  There are groups of people with opinions that connect the
choice to have an abortion to morality.  Other groups are adamant that a woman has the right to choose what happens with her body.  Still
others are fighting for the rights for abortion for medical safety of the woman.

According to statistics, nearly half of the pregnancies among American women are unintended, and four in 10 of these are terminated by
abortion. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.  From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal
abortions occurred.  Each year, two percent of women aged 15-44 have an abortion and half have had at least one previous abortion.

Ardyce West has written a deeply personal and important book with a message for anyone who has ever had an abortion or experienced a
loved one having an abortion.  She invites us to understand the long lasting emotional and psychological aftermath that comes from moving
through an abortion.  She also invites us to replace fear with love.  Through her personal story and others sharing their stories, Ardyce invites
us to move into a state of compassionate listening and profound forgiveness.  In fact, she asks us to move out of any form of judgment and
open our hearts to anyone who has ever had to experience the pain of abortion on any level.

I have known Ardyce for many years and her commitment to sharing this important message has been unwavering.  I have witnessed her deep
dedication to supporting people in being healthy and whole. That commitment and her personal work make this a powerful tool.  This is a book
that will support healing and transform the way people look at abortion if they are willing to suspend fearful concepts.  I highly encourage you
to read this book and share it with your family, friends and even counseling clients.  It will make a difference in how they view the experience of
abortion and hopefully encourage them to open their hearts."

                                                                                                                                                               -- Cynthia James
                                                                                                                                                                               Author
                                                                                                                                                   “What Will Set You Free”
                                                                                                                            “Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence”
                                                                                                                     
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"For me, a great book is one that leaves me moved and tingling when I complete its
final passages. Ardyce West's book, I Never Heard You Cry, did precisely that for me.
Not only will you be supported and inspired, you will find numerous springs of healing
in this book. It is poignant as well as practical, offering compassion and insight in a
controversial and troubled arena. Read this book and let your heart be touched."

                                                                           --Dr. Roger W. Teel
                                            Senior Minister and Spiritual Director
                                                                                 Mile Hi Church
                                                                           Lakewood, Colorado

"Ardyce West courageously shares her vulnerability in exposing her soul’s journey of
healing after her experience of abortion. Her insights give us all strength in moving
forward after irreplaceable loss into greater awareness. 'I Never Heard You Cry' is a
significant and much needed work that will heal lives."

                                                            --Rev. Christian Sorensen, D.D.
                                                      Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
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- "I Never Heard You Cry" moved me to cry, to question, to listen, to grow, to forgive, to look inward and outward...
The book is about so much more than the journey through abortion, it speaks to me on many different levels about my own experiences in
life. It is so rich and full, that I will indeed need to read it again...and again."

- ...an amazing journey through the healing process. This book is filled with so many metaphysical and spiritual principles, that it is a
valuable resource for anyone moving through profound healing and/or change...I would highly recommend "I Never Heard You Cry" for
anyone facing a healing process or anyone who works in an area of healing or spiritual counseling. I found it to be compelling, very well
written and a book that I'll refer to again and again for its insights and advice."

- "This book isn't about pro-life, pro-choice, politics or religion. It's about people. It's about the women and men who emotionally struggle
after they have aborted their child, and it's also about the vast majority of us who understand that abortion is not a black-and-white issue
that can only be addressed in absolutes..."

- "The varied stories give perspective from different points of view and how the individuals worked through their silent pain. I appreciate
that it does not promote either the political or religious views that cloud the issue of abortion..."

- "Ardyce West wrote such a beautiful, rich and full expression of her healing process through abortion. It was like finding Spring water in
the desert of judgment that surrounds abortion and other such life decisions that many face in this complicated world. Although, I have not
personally experienced abortion I have walked other women through the process to know the agonizing guilt and stigma they have
experienced. The profound truth for me in this book is the statement that "we are each doing the very best that we can" especially when we
have only the tools that our past has given to us..."

-  "Ardyce West has so courageously and tenderly shared with all of us an insightful pathway to approaching the powerful emotional and
spiritual territory that we must address if we are to move toward our collective healing in a loving and balanced discussion of
abortion...Anyone who has or anticipates having to deal with abortion either personally or within their circle of family or friends, owes it to
themselves and their loved ones to read and share the wisdom held in this timely book. It has been written with such care and compassion
while elevating us beyond the false oversimplification of this being a matter merely of either pro-life or pro-choice..."

                                                                                                                       - Reviews appearing on
Amazon.com
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Ardyce West is an author and Spiritual Practitioner for United Centers for Spiritual Living in Colorado. She
provides spiritual guidance and counseling for individuals and speaks to groups on many topics including
surrender, forgiveness, healing, women's issues, domestic abuse, death and dying, and grieving. She teaches
classes on the subject of healing, forgiveness and well-being, and has led workshops and chaired large
retreats for multi-faceted healing conferences.  For more information click the contact link below.
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