Abortion Recovery Care
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Although some people may feel relief initially following an abortion, it's common to suffer symptoms of post-abortion trauma days, months, or even years after the abortion. This can include experiencing feelings of grief, anger, or shame, as well as depression, flashbacks, suicidal thoughts, low self-worth, or other symptoms.
This is a safe and confidential place where your privacy is our first priority. We provide an environment that promotes healing and restoration for women and men who have suffered the loss of a child through abortion.
We invite you on a journey where you can begin to process your emotional pain and be restored to wholeness, experience hope, and live in peace. It's never too late to begin.
"Post Abortion Healing" from BrightCourse is one place to start. This 22 minute video starts with interviews of people sharing their own experiences with abortion and the psychological impact it had on them. From there, it discusses breaking the power of secrets and finding forgiveness. Like all the education we offer, it is available for free. We would love to watch and discuss it with you. If you are unable to come to the center, we can also text you the video link.
We can also connect you with a mentor who has also experienced abortion, found healing, and will listen and walk with you as you go through the recovery process.
Support After Abortion provides real-time, compassionate, genuine care for anyone who is experiencing grief, regret, and other emotions after abortion.
They offer a call line and a way to connect with healing resources, as well as free self-guided online videos and music to help you explore healing. They offer both non-religious and religious programs.
Project Rachel provides confidential and non-judgmental telephone referrals to counselors, priests, and healing retreat weekends. Everyone is welcome to use this service. Call 206-920-6413 or visit hopeafterabortion.com.
This website also contains letters and stories from women who have experienced abortion.
“Binding Up The Brokenhearted” is a women’s Bible study created specifically for women who suffer the aftereffects of abortion. It is led exclusively by post-abortive women who found forgiveness and healing from God’s Word through this study.
To enroll, visit healinghearts.org/get-help-now/womens-study/binding-up-the-brokenhearted, click "Online Study", and follow the prompts on the website. Scholarships are available from Goldendale Pregnancy Resource Center to cover the $25 registration fee. Please contact us to ask about scholarships.
What does recovery care look like?
The abortion recovery process includes these three important steps:
Breaking the power of secrets
Talk with someone who understands. Your peer mentor knows what you are going through and will guide you as you open up. Whether the pain is fresh or old, you are not alone. Take courage and share the truth.
For many people, this looks like recognizing that God still loves you and that your baby forgives you. It also means forgiving yourself instead of holding yourself in shame.
Finding closure looks different for each person. For some people, closure comes through memorial service or naming the baby they lost. We are here to help you figure this out.
Part of the recovery process is grieving. These feelings may be difficult to face, but it is okay to feel them. You are not alone.
What if I'm not religious?
Many people who are not religious experience post abortion trauma. We believe that the pain associated with abortion is not only an emotional difficulty, but spiritual as well and that the deepest healing is found through a connection with the God who loves you unconditionally.
However, we understand that everyone is in a different place in life. If you don't feel comfortable discussing God at this time in your life, that is okay. We are not here to pressure or shame you. Rather, we care about you and we want to listen to you and support you as you work through the past and seek a healthy future.