Lori Prashker-Thomas is a Jewish birth mother who up until recently never discussed her story of placing a child for adoption because of the stigma attached to the subject within the Jewish community. She is now an advocate for Jewish women, both as a speaker and a writer. Lori is also owner of and officiant at Ceremonies by Lori, and is co-owner of ShadowCatcher Photography with her husband, Michael. Her book, “From Mistakes to Miracles ~ Jewish Adoption From A Jewish Birth Mother’s Point of View,” will be released in mid-November.
By Lori Prashker-Thomas
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The recent Forward article, “‘My Dark Secret’: Orthodox Women Reveal Their Abortion Stories,” is heart-wrenching to read, but brings up topics crucial to discuss. Not just in the Orthodox community, but in the entire Jewish community. One story (New York, 26 years old, 8 weeks pregnant) reads of a single woman’s painful journey to abortion…
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