Maryland Right to Life, Inc.
420 Chinquapin Round Rd. Suite 2-I
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phones: (410) 269-6397
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Healing After Abortion
You've had a abortion. Maybe it was years ago. Maybe just yesterday.
At the time, it seemed like the best option. You were scared. You felt desperate. A pregnancy would ruin all your plans. Everyone said it was the right thing to do.
Now you just wish you could go back and change the past.
You are not alone.
Abortion can hurt. It’s not always the safe, simple solution they say it is. Physical complications may follow some abortions, but the emotional after-effects are harder to quantify. Some women immediately feel devastating grief and regret. Others feel only relief. But for many of these women, the pain goes inward. Denial may last for years. Some women turn to substance abuse, eating disorders, or promiscuity after an abortion — and don't even connect their abortion with their unhealthy behaviors.
Abortion hurts other family members as well. Fathers may find themselves unable to forget the child they lost. Grandparents and siblings also suffer after an abortion.
Compassionate, nonjudgmental help is available for anyone suffering because of an abortion. If you have experienced an abortion, you don’t need to suffer alone. You can find healing and hope.
Your local pregnancy center is a good place to start. For other information about post-abortion healing and organizations that provide resources and counseling, see the links on the right side of this page.
Post Abortion Healing
Men and Abortion
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