i’ve had an abortion. What do I do next?

Having an abortion is a major, life-changing procedure with both short-term and long-term implications. When you’re considering abortion, you’ll want to ensure you receive accurate, factual information about your pregnancy options.

If you’ve had an abortion, you’re likely feeling some intense emotions. Some women feel relief and closure after an abortion, while others experience grief, anxiety, depression, and feelings of loss. These emotions can appear days, months, or even years after the procedure.

These feelings are valid. Know that you deserve healing and help to recover emotionally. Consider reaching out to a trusted support person such as a family member or friend. You’ll also want to think about receiving professional help in the form of group or individual therapy. Having those one-on-one conversations can give you the privacy you need, but it may be helpful to build community with women who have also experienced the pain of abortion.

There are various self-care activities you can engage in during the abortion recovery process, including:

  • Spending time outside
  • Enjoying a meal or special outing with family and friends
  • Participating in a favorite hobby
  • Cooking your favorite meal
  • Watching a TV show or movie
  • Listening to relaxing music
  • Taking a weekend trip or going on a retreat

Post-abortion recovery is possible

Though it may seem hopeless at times, finding peace is possible. Be kind to yourself and know that help is available. Post-abortion recovery programs like Project Rachel offer the support you need. As a healing ministry, Project Rachel assists you in grieving the loss of your child while learning how to move forward.

Local pregnancy centers often offer their own post-abortion support or referrals to community resources. Sav-A-Life offers ARMs Bible Study, an abortion recovery Bible study that helps post-abortive women heal from abortion by learning about God’s grace and forgiveness. We’ll walk alongside you in your grief and provide the resources you need to move forward.

Inside our ARMs, God desires to restore honor and mend the brokenness you or a loved one has experienced due to abortion.  Our program offers a place of acceptance and refuge.  A staff of christian counselors is ready to lovingly embrance and equip you with the truth you need to heal.  Let our ARMs guide you to the peace that can be found in forgiveness.

All our services are STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL!

Here is what ONE OF THE participants had to say about our program:

“I was miserable inside.  I felt like I was dying.  I battled anxiety and depression, but through God’s grace and the abortion recovery ministry through Sav-A-Life, my life is forever changed.” – Christy