The test was positive. You were scared. You felt trapped.
You didn’t want to tell your parents, friends, and especially not your church. So you made the call, the call that changed your life. You scheduled the appointment. You went. You ended the life that had just begun. And then, you were supposed to feel freedom.
You expected to feel relieved. Instead, you felt shame, remorse and guilt. You went on with your life, tried to bury the past but it keeps coming back – depression, fear of infertility, feeling "numb".
You relive the experience over and over in your mind. You want a way out, you want to forget, you want healing! But how?
First of all, know that you are not alone!
Statistics tell us that one in four women has had an abortion, and one in three women will have at least one abortion in their lifetime. It is not uncommon for women to share that they experience regret, depression, guilt, anxiety or other symptoms as a result of their abortion. And women are not the only ones who suffer from the effects of an abortion. More and more studies are documenting the negative effects that abortion has on the father of the baby as well.
So, no matter what you are going through, know that others all around you are suffering too. But there is good news. You do not have to go through this alone! The team at Abortion Recovery Support is making sure of that by providing practical help and genuine healing for anyone who is suffering from the effects of an abortion.
Freedom and healing can be yours. Let us walk with you into a place of resolution, restoration, and hope. Let us help lead you into the "new thing" God has planned for you, a place where you can be forgiven and set free!
Abortion Recovery Support offers Forgiven and Set Free a Bible study for women who have experienced an abortion in their past. The support groups are small, confidential, and supportive. These groups provide a safe place to talk about a past abortion experience in the light of God’s Word. You will learn how to apply biblical truths to symptoms that you may have, such as grief, guilt, anger, depression, and emotional numbness. We run groups at various times throughout the year.
Contact us today for more information or to sign up for a group. Let us help you put that pain in the past and begin living the life you were created to live.
Assessment for Women
Here’s what some of our Abortion Recovery Support participants have said about the class:
"This class is an eye opener and a must. It uncovers the deep buried feeling we try to hide from abortion. After taking this class it brings healing from your past and allows you to live a life of true forgiveness." - Participant
"This study has given me permission to mourn. It has provided healing through God’s word by learning about God’s character, and sin, and forgiveness. I am thankful for this Bible study and thankful for God’s forgiveness and great mercy on His people. The memorial services tonight will be a time of closure and I am just so grateful for the ladies facilitating this study." - Participant
"It has been so helpful. It has released me from a sense of guilt and shame. I know this peace only comes from the Lord." - Cadence
Post Abortive Effects
Symptoms that may indicate post-abortion syndrome, as described by Dr. Paul and Teri Reisser in their book, Help for the Post-Abortive Woman
- Avoiding Children or Pregnant Women
- Feeling "Numb"
- Thoughts of Suicide
- Anniversary Reminders
- Experiencing The Abortion Again
- Wanting To Get Pregnant Again
- Fear of Infertility
- Unable to Bond
- Fear that Future Children Will Die
- Eating disorders
- Alcohol and Drug Use