Are You Dealing Emotionally With A Past Abortion Decision?
Don’t let anyone tell you your emotions aren’t valid. They are real. Many women struggle with sadness, anger, shame, and regret days, months, or even years post-abortion. Abortion can be a traumatic experience. But, healing is real too.
At The Open Door, we’re ready to assist you free from judgment or condemnation.
Struggling With Your Thoughts And Emotions
Not every woman, who has an abortion, struggles with painful thoughts and feelings. Those that do struggle have reported some or all of the following feelings:
- Depression or sadness
- Symptoms consistent with PTSD
In trying to deal with these difficult emotions related to their abortion, women have reported:
- Beginning or increasing drug or alcohol abuse
- Isolating themselves
- Suicidal behaviors
You’re Not Alone
Although abortion is a regular topic of conversation, many women have never told a single person about their own abortion. Some women feel they don’t have the right to grieve because they decided to have an abortion on their own. But you have every right to grieve and experience sadness.
We want you to know if you feel alone or you’re afraid you’ll be judged, we’re here for you.
There Is Acceptance And Hope
Every woman is impacted differently by her abortion decision, and their healing journey is unique. You need a safe place where you can talk freely without judgment.
Our compassionate advocates will keep your confidence and respect the uniqueness of your post-abortion struggle.
Let The Open Door be a place of safety for you. Schedule an appointment and begin your healing journey.
Reardon, David C. “The Abortion and Mental Health Controversy: A Comprehensive Literature Review of Common Ground Agreements, Disagreements, Actionable Recommendations, and Research Opportunities.” SAGE Open Medicine, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 29 Oct. 2018, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6207970/.