Each year in the United States, about 2 million women lose a pregnancy either through miscarriage or elective abortion (33% of all pregnancies). While there are great differences between miscarriages and elective abortions, the emotional trauma that follows any kind of pregnancy loss is often very similar. How can the church bring hope and healing to individuals who are experiencing such trauma while continuing to affirm the sanctity of every human life? WHEN MOURNING BREAKS illustrates practical ways to love and support those who are hurting from a pregnancy loss. Couples and single adults, physicians, chaplains and counselors talk about the impact of miscarriage and elective abortion on emotions, relationships, marriage and faith. By sensitively presenting the stories of grieving women and men, WHEN MOURNING BREAKS encourages compassion and offers hope.