About Post Abortion
A message to the post abortive woman
If you are one of the millions of women who have made the choice to have an abortion, you know that the memories associated with this experience can be difficult and even painful. Months and years may go by without any remembrance of the abortion experience. Then, one day, you find yourself wondering what your life would have been like had your child lived. Triggers like seeing children that are the same age your child might have been, or the anniversary date of the abortion/birth date of the child, may leave you feeling anxious, scared, and fearful. For most women, the abortion is a closely held secret. Rarely do we talk about this pain with family or friends. Many feel fearful that they will judge us if they know they made an abortion choice. There is good news - God can heal abortion pain and bring new joy to your heart.
How do you know you need post-abortion healing?
Ask yourself these questions:
Do you find yourself struggling to turn off the feelings connected to your abortion(s), perhaps telling yourself over and over to forget about it?
Are you affected by physical reminders of your abortion (i.e. babies, pregnant women, sounds of a vacuum) or are you uncomfortable around children?
Are you unable to talk about your abortion(s)?
Do you fear that you will never be able to have children or more children?
Do you feel sad or depressed on the anniversary date of the abortion or the anniversary of the due date of the baby?
Are you bothered by feelings of guilt or shame?
Do you grieve the loss of your baby?
Are you having trouble forgiving others who were involved in the decision to abort or in your abortion(s)?
If you answer "yes" to any of these, you may be experiencing negitive post-abortion emotions. Consider talking with one of our Client Advocates about your experience, or about our Post Abortion Recovery Groups and the services we can offer you at no charge.