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Are you hurting after abortion? You’re Not Alone.

Studies show that 25% of American women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.

Many women and men report regret and pain after an abortion and need help. There can be many different negative emotions and even physical symptoms that are often experienced after abortion (whether it’s immediately, weeks, months or years later). It’s important that you take the time to work through these as they can impact your feelings, thoughts, relationships, behaviors, attitudes, and hope for your future.

We have on-going virtual and on-site support groups. This is a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment led by women and men who have been where you are. We will share practical tools to help you now and for months to come. You will be encouraged, empowered, and equipped to learn how to keep moving forward toward health and restoration.

All services are no cost. For more information or to register for an upcoming after abortion support group email; healing@heartbeats.org or call 740.327.0601. We will get back with you during regular business hours. If you need immediate help call 1.800.712.4357.

“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

Many women have reported the following after an abortion:

Common Emotions 

  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Despair
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Guilt
  • Shame

Common Symptoms 

  • Suicidal thoughts 
  • Self-destructive activities (alcohol/drug abuse, eating disorders) 
  • Difficulty in maintaining or developing relationships 
  • Difficulty sleeping, insomnia, and/or nightmares 
  • Emotional deadening, feeling less in touch with or a need to stuff emotions 
  • Triggered by pregnant women, babies, children, and baby showers 
  • Increase in anger or rage 
  • Fear of future relationships and pregnancy
  • Difficulties with intimacy and trust 

(Taken from The Post Abortion Review [Fall 1994], published by the Elliott Institute, Springfield, Il)

More information on the effects of abortion

Support Groups for Men & Women

What will we talk about in the support group?

  • Identifying and acknowledging current thoughts and feelings
  • Guilt, regret, and shame – Learning how to work through
  • Feelings of fear, anxiety, and depression – Working through triggers
  • Sadness, loss, and grief – Working through loss and grief
  • Anger and unforgiveness – How to receive forgiveness for ourselves and extend to others
  • Destructive thoughts and behaviors – Breaking negative thoughts and behaviors
  • Hope for your future – Hope = Expectation of a good future

For more information or to register for our upcoming groups email healing@heartbeats.org or call 740.327.0601. We will get back with you during regular business hours. If you need immediate help call 1.800.712.4357.

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