·    64% of women having abortions said they felt pressured to abort

·    84% said they were not fully informed

·    52% felt rushed and 54% uncertain beforehand

·    67% received no counseling beforehand

·    79% were not informed about alternatives

Statistics also show that nearly half of all American women will have had an abortion by the age of 45. It’s a silent secret that is affecting not only the hearts of the women who have had an abortion, but also the hearts of the boyfriends, spouses, friends and families involved, directly or indirectly.

Citations 1. VM Rue et. al., “Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women,” Medical Science Monitor 10(10): SR5-16 (2004).

Is Life the Same?

Millions of women are led to believe that abortion is the quick and easy answer to their unplanned pregnancy. They are told that if they have the abortion procedure, they will never have to think about the crisis pregnancy again and will be able to continue their lives as though nothing has ever happened. However, if you have personally been involved in an abortion experience, you likely know this to be false. Ironically, as you attempted to dispose of your “crisis” or “problem”, you likely gained an entirely new host of problems after your abortion.

There are many different negative emotions and even physical symptoms that are often experienced after the abortion (whether it is immediately, weeks, months or years later) and often women do not know how to process through them.

Post Abortion Support Groups

For Men & Women

You are not alone in your pain and there is help and healing available for you. Allow us to help your journey towards healing and freedom. we offer confidential, small groups with others who have an abortion in their past.

For the women’s group contact Melissa at msantiago@heartbeats.org or call 740-349-7558 x204

For the men’s group contact Craig at repairinghisstory@heartbeats.org  or call 740-258-7571 

 

For more information on the Post Abortion Support Group, call Heartbeats at 740-349-7558.  All services are free of charge and completely confidential.