Resource People

The following people are pioneers in the field of men dealing with abortion. Here is information on who they are and how to contact them.


Vincent M. Rue, Ph.D.

Dr. Rue is the Director of the Institute for Pregnancy Loss in Jacksonville, Florida, an independent non-profit research & treatment center. Dr. Rue received his Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of North Carolina in 1975. For 30 years Dr. Rue has been a practicing psychotherapist and has served on the faculty of California State University at Los Angeles and United States International University in San Diego.

In 1981 Dr. Rue provided the first clinical evidence of postabortion trauma, identifying this psychological condition as Postabortion Syndrome in testimony before the U.S. Congress. In l984, he published one of the first articles on abortion’s impact on men and relationships and over the years has treated numerous women and men who have been traumatized by their abortion experience. During the Reagan Administration, Dr. Rue was a special consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop on abortion morbidity.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rue also serves as a litigation consultant assisting numerous offices of the state Attorneys General in abortion & family related statutory challenges. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a Member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has lectured throughout the United States, and has also presented in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Rue has authored one book and numerous professional journal articles on the topic of postabortion trauma and has been the principal investigator of the International Pregnancy Loss Research Project.

Contact Information
voice: 904.342.0352
e-mail: vincerue@bellsouth.net
mail: 1574 Scottridge Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32259, USA

Catherine T. Coyle, RN, MSN, Ph.D.

Cathy Coyle earned her doctorate in Developmental Psychology at the University of Wisconsin. She is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in clinical psychiatric nursing. She has taught at both Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Coyle has developed a healing program for men who have been hurt by abortion and has scientifically documented its effectiveness. She is the author of the book, "Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing", published in 1999, which is based on her research and is available from Life Cycle Books. Dr. Coyle is an associate of the International Forgiveness Institute, co-director of the Alliance for Post-Abortion Research and Training, and continues to pursue research in the areas of both forgiveness and post-abortion trauma. She has published several papers and given numerous presentations concerning these topics.

Contact via e-mail at: ctcoyle@abortionresearch.net

Tom Golden LCSW

Author of “Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing”

Tom is the author of "Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing" and has been teaching mental health professionals around the world about men and boys and their unique paths in healing from stress, grief, and trauma. Tom's book has been acclaimed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and others. Tom enjoys presenting workshops in the United States, Canada, and Australia, having been named the "International Grief Educator" by the Australian Centre for Grief Education. His workshops are known to be entertaining and informative. Tom brings a gentle sense of humor and a gift for storytelling as he draws on his twenty-five years of practical, hands-on clinical experience. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report, as well as on CNN and CBS Evening News. In 1995 Tom created the internet's first interactive web page for grieving people webhealing.com and designed and started the worlds first internet memorial page, the Place to Honor Grief.

Contact Information
P.O. Box 83658
Gaithersburg, MD 20883
Phone: 1-301-670-1027
e-mail: golden@webhealing.com

Warren L. Williams

Warren is married to Yvonne and they have three Daughters and two Grandchildren.

Warren has a BA in Psychology and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He is a Charter Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He and his wife founded Boulder Caring Pregnancy Center in Boulder. Since 1978 he has been a student of fatherhood loss and the affects abortion has on men and society. In 1992 he founded Fathers & Brothers Ministries International, a ministry to men who have experienced loss of their fatherhood through natural pregnancy and elective choices. He is an Elder at VineLife Community Church in Boulder, CO.

He is a published author: “Fatherhood Lost” Suggested Guidelines in Leading a Bible Study, and the companion Bible Study “Missing Arrows”. He has written and self published many other booklets and articles on men and pregnancy loss including: “Restoring the Fugitive:” "A Father to the Fatherless-Overcoming the Affect of Absentee Fatherhood:” “Men in Sexual Crisis:” “Men in Reproductive Crisis and Recovery;” and a Bible Study for men titled "Missing Arrows." In addition he and the late Guy Condon co-labored in authoring the Book entitled "Fatherhood Aborted." Warren has been working on the promotion of these and other materials thorough Care Net, Promise Keepers, and Focus on the Family.

Warren has been a presenter at many national seminars and including Care Net, PACE, Healing Visions, Caring to Love, and Focus on the Family. He has been interviewed many times on radio and TV, co-authored many articles, and is widely quoted on the topic of the disenfranchising of male grief.

Contact Information:
Telephone: 1-888-546-0148
Email: wlwms@comcast.net

Reverend Martin Pable, OFM Cap

Reverend Martin Pable is member of the Capuchin Order. He has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, has taught in seminaries and is currently serving in retreat ministry at St. Anthony Retreat Center, Marathon, Wisconsin. Reverend Pable has been involved in post-abortion counseling since 1984. He is the author of seven books, including one on male spirituality entitled "The Quest for the Male Soul".

Contact Information:
Phone: 1-715-443-2236
Email: mpable@sarcenter.com

Andrzej Winkler, MA

Andrzej Winkler, MA is a psychotherapist in private practice in Poland. He had been the director of an outpatient clinic for addicts from 1989 to 2000. He has worked with male groups since 1989 and has trained caregivers in several other countries in Europe. He is the President of the Responsible Parenthood Society. He and his wife Magda are the parents of three adult children.

Email: winkler@poczta.onet.pl

Gregory Hasek MA/MFT LPC

Greg Hasek is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Oregon, and a Professor in the Graduate Counseling Program at George Fox University. He is also the Executive Director of a Christian non-profit agency called Misty Mountain Family Counseling Center. They provide individual, premarital and marital counseling out of their office in Portland, Oregon. In addition, they specialize in working with individuals, couples and families who have been affected by sex addiction, pornography and post abortion issues for men and women.

Greg is a frequent and highly requested national speaker. He presents at numerous conferences and workshops across the country on issues related to sex addiction and post abortion issues in men. In 2005, he organized the first ever Men’s Summit in Kansas City, to specifically address how abortion impacts men. Since then he has been involved with others in developing The Men and Abortion Network, which is a national organization with a mission to create both awareness and healing for men who have lost a child due to abortion. Greg also works closely with The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Portland and Oregon Right to Life.

Greg has presented on topics that include: Post Abortion Healing for Couples: A Family Systems Perspective, Unrecognized Post Abortive Grief in Males and the Link to Sexual Addiction, The Secret Destroyer of Marriage: Unresolved Abortion Related Trauma. In addition to speaking, he has published articles and appeared on television programs and radio discussing these issues around the country. His recent work includes studying the impact abortion and sex addiction has on the divorce rate, especially within the church. Greg has also developed a training program to help pastors and church leaders understand the impact abortion has on men and women, and how to create a healing culture within the church.

Contact information:
Gregory Hasek MA/MFT LPC , Executive Director
Misty Mountain Family Counseling Center
14833 SW 72nd Ave.
Tigard, Oregon 97224
Phone: 1-503-670-7277
Website: www.mistymtn.org
Email: mistymtnfamily@yahoo.com

Men Who Can Give Their Testimony

These are fathers who publicly speak about their abortion losses. I expect this list will grow.


Chris Aubert

Telephone: 281-FOR-LIFE (367-5433)
Facsimile: 866-401-8151
Email:  chris@chrisaubert.com
Website: www.ChrisAubert.com

Mark B. Morrow M.A., NCC, LPC

Besides being a licensed counselor and accomplished speaker, Mark Morrow is also a professional stand-up comedian. God has uniquely equipped Mark to help others overcome the power of their secrets and recognize the impact of abortion and importance of abstinence.

Mark is available for speaking engagements and can tailor his testimony/message/comedy for Pro-Life Events, Conferences, Banquets, Churches, Retreats, Music Festivals, Christian Schools…

To inquire about bringing to speak at your event call: (814) 734-3377
or email: morrow@velocity.net

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