Abortion Recovery

We understand that you made a difficult decision, and now you may be living with regret and sadness. We encourage you to reach out to these organizations. They will offer you support, compassion, and opportunities to heal. You will not be alone on this journey. Contact these organizations to begin healing after abortion.

After Abortion Resources

Abortion Recovery: Abortion Recovery helps individuals and families overcome the emotional and psychological complications that are often experienced after an abortion. Recovery is often free, always confidential and is available to ANYONE impacted by the loss of a child by abortion. Abortion Recovery changes your life forever. It gives you a sense of personal peace which heals internal brokenness, repairs relationships and brings back intimate friendships. Recovery gives a new beginning to life following an abortion.

National Helpline for Abortion Recovery: The National Helpline for Abortion Recovery is a ministry of Concepts of Truth, Inc., Professional Counseling and Care Pregnancy center in Wynne, Arkansas. The National Helpline is a call center for those hurting after abortion. Concepts of Truth is a Christian, interdenominational, non-profit organization which relies solely on donations from individuals, churches and businesses. The confidential 24/7 professional helpline employs both professional and lay counselors across the nation who are trained and compassionate to help those who are hurting after abortion. We listen, assess the caller’s needs, refer to local help, mail packets of resources and follow up to provide competent, compassionate, quality care.

Rachel’s Vineyard: Rachel’s Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world. They also offer a 15-week support group model for Rachel’s Vineyard. The program is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many individuals struggle with after abortion. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma.

Project Rachel: Project Rachel operates as a network of healing composed of specially-trained caregivers which may include priests, deacons, sisters, lay staff and volunteers, mental health professionals, spiritual directors, mentors, chaplains and others, such as medical personnel. These individuals, often working as a team, provide direct care to women, men and adolescents who have been touched by an abortion loss, enabling them to grieve, receive forgiveness, and find peace. Although most dioceses use the name Project Rachel, some programs are named differently. In addition to individualized counseling, some programs include support groups and retreats. Project Rachel programs can be found in about 150 Catholic dioceses in the United States, as well as in dioceses in other countries.

Abortion Changes You: Abortion Changes You is a confidential space for men, women, family member and friends who are touched by abortion. This interactive website communicates to students that they are not alone and that healing is possible. The site features a grief loss healing model with anonymous activities such as Tell Your StoryPost Feelings and placing your initials on the Wall of Hope. Visitors can also read personal stories and find help in their area. The site is a non-judgmental place that welcomes men and women just as they are and provides them with a place to begin healing at their own pace.

Resources for Men

Fatherhood Forever: Fatherhood Forever recognizes that men are also deeply affected by abortion. The loss of their child can elicit emotions and reactions that men are not always comfortable talking with others. This website shares real stories of men who have gone through this experience. This site also identifies and explains the role of father and the impact of abortion.

Reclaiming Fatherhood: Reclaiming Fatherhood provides stories and research that identifies the experiences of men after an abortion. The site examines the different Abortion Minded- HELPLINEinvolvements of men with abortion and how each react to their involvement.

Father No More: Father No More identifies the steps that a man should take in order to grieve and heal from the loss of their child. Whether the man was involved in the decision or not, each father will need time and patience to heal from this experience.

For basic information about abortion, please see this page: Abortion.

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