Everyday in our community and around the world, women face unexpected pregnancies. An unplanned pregnancy can initiate many emotions ranging from excitement to fear, which can result in a variety of choices. If you have experienced an unplanned pregnancy and have chosen abortion, we do not place blame or shame on you, but instead we offer post-abortion support and care to any woman who has walked this path and is seeking healing.
THE GAP IN ABORTION CLINICS
When a woman pursues abortion, she might be given brief information on the types of abortions offered or a quick overview of how the procedure works. However, many women are not truly prepared for what they will experience. In addition, countless women have been brave enough to share their abortion stories, discussing the lack of information or options they received and the toll their abortion took on their physical and mental health.
Even though some may feel a sense of immediate relief at the time of termination, many women are traumatized by what they experience physically and mentally, and they are not prepared for the wave of emotions that often follow. Unfortunately, facilities that offer abortion services provide no emotional support or follow-up care once the procedure is completed. The patient is simply ushered out the door, never to be seen again.
Typically, women are left alone to deal with the aftermath of their trauma and the roller coaster of emotions they are experiencing. Some women who have experienced abortion may be at risk of depression, anxiety, drug use and suicide. Women don’t deserve to suffer in silence, and they shouldn’t. They deserve restoration and healing.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO FIND POST-ABORTION SUPPORT
There is hope in healing. Many pregnancy centers, including Life’s Choices, offer post-abortion care support groups. These groups are never designed to shame but rather to help women work through their experiences alongside other women who have walked a similar path.
Our Abortion Healing Bible Study is designed to empower women — whether their abortion was yesterday or 30 years ago — with the tools they need to heal and no longer suffer in silence as so many women do. If you are suffering in silence, please call Life’s Choices and get connected.
There is care also for men, as we know that men too are affected by a decision of abortion. All human beings have feelings and emotions, and all deserve healing. If you or a friend may be suffering from the choice of an abortion, please reach out. We are here to help. God desires that both women and men be set free from hurt and pain.
If you’re looking to join Life’s Choices’ Abortion Healing Bible Study or you’re looking for a mentor to speak with about your experience, we encourage you to contact us today. We are here for you, and you’re not alone.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
-2 Corinthians 1:3-4