“Abortion touches a person’s life on many levels. It impacts one’s views of oneself in medical, political, religious, philosophical, social, and familial ways. This is why it is exceptionally difficult for people to understand, process, and reconcile this experience with who they are and who they want to be.” -Dr. Theresa Burke
A Personal Journey
Abortion is a personal experience for every woman who has been through one and even men who have been a part of one. Many believe that after an abortion they will return to their normal lives as if nothing happened. For some this is true, but for others there are still questions and emotions. Some emotions may include loss, feeling alone, confusion, anger, sadness and sometimes there are no feelings at all initially. For some, they might experience a mix of emotions of hope and relief combined with loss and sadness.
Have you noticed any emotional or physical changes (including):
- Increased or lack of emotions
- Feelings of disconnect
- Wanting to be alone
- Lack of interest in work, school or normal activities
- Lack of interest in relationships and/or sex
- Suicidal thoughts
- Self-destructive activities (alcohol/drug abuse, eating disorders)
- Difficulty in maintaining or developing relationships
- Difficulty sleeping, insomnia, and/or nightmares
- Triggered by pregnant women, babies, children, and baby showers
- Increase in anger or rage
- Fear of future relationships and pregnancy
If you have experienced any of these or questions, you might find it helpful to talk about the abortion and process your feelings. Some choose to live in silence because of fear of how others will react. You do not have to go through this journey alone or live in silence. Even if things feel okay right now, you still might find it helpful to talk to someone. We are here to help.
You can call us at 828-558-4466 or message us to connect with a caring, non-judgmental staff member. All our services are confidential. It doesn’t matter if your abortion was yesterday or 30 years ago, you can speak to someone about how you are feeling.
Post Abortion Support Group:
We offer an ongoing facilitator led support group for women and men. The support group provides a safe and confidential space no matter where you are in your healing journey. We’d love to have you join us when you are ready. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at 828-558-4466 or you can contact us electronically with the form below.
If you need immediate help for abortion recovery and support call the 24-hour National Helpline at 1-800-712-4357.