"Abortion is a life changing event that often changes it's meaning in the course of other life events. There is no way to predict who might need help in resolving an abortion loss."
Abortions Impact - How abortion affected me
The effects of abortion can sometimes result in stress, trauma and long-lasting effects that need to be resolved. Symptoms can manifest as physical, behavioral, emotional and spiritual. What is post-abortion stress?
Not only does the mother suffer following an abortion, but there are also other abortion "survivors" -- fathers, grandparents and siblings.
You may feel you have committed: the "unforgivable" sin of abortion. Many women and men carry the unspeakable heartache of past abortion. You may benefit from the experience and understanding of others who have suffered through this trauma. There is HOPE in the journey. Giving yourself permission to mourn the loss of your aborted child will allow you to grieve and enables you to begin healing.
For many people, seeking forgiveness from God, your child, yourself and others is one of the hardest steps in the healing process.
Statistics in the United States
- 43% of women will have at least 1 abortion by the age of 45
- 47% of abortions are repeat abortions
- 70% of women choosing abortion believe that abortion is morally wrong. They are choosing against their consciences because of some pressure, from others or circumstances, which make them feel they have no other choice.1
The church is building a team of clergy, licensed counselors and volunteers who are sensitive and trained in abortion trauma. We are reaching out to men and women who have experienced the wounds of abortion and prayerfully support you in the healing process.
Abortion's Impact on Men
Abortion History & Marriage.
"Be not Afraid" is the most important message that the Church proclaims to those who have suffered abortion loss.
Feelings of buried pain may not surface until the onset of a wanted pregnancy, or may occur when another stressful life event, or relational crisis occurs.
The Church reaches out with love and understanding to you today.
1 The Jericho Plan: Breaking Down the Walls Which Prevent Post-Abortion Healing, by David C. Reardon. Springfield, IL: Acorn Books, 1996.