After Abortion

If you have already had an abortion and are experiencing unforeseen grief or other emotional complications, we are here to help you.

Choosing a pregnancy termination may have left you suffering from consequences for which you were unprepared. The compassionate peer counselors at Lighthouse PRC provide a safe place to talk about your abortion experience and to begin your healing journey.

Symptoms of Post Abortion Grief or Stress may include:

Relationship Impact

Many women and couples choose abortion believing it will preserve their relationship, but statistics paint a different picture. Couples who terminate a pregnancy are at increased risk for relationship problems.

A man’s role and response to the abortion decision can vary widely. Powerless to prevent his partner’s abortion, the man may experience anger, shock or denial. Even when the decision is mutual, feelings of guilt, remorse, sadness or loss may surface in just one partner, placing stress on the relationship. Lighthouse provides a non-judgmental place for both men and women to explore their feelings individually or as a couple.


Post Abortion Healing and Recovery

Roughly 33% of American women have an abortion at some point, but very few ever talk about it. Post abortion stress or trauma are terms used to describe a woman's inability to:

You are not alone. Lighthouse PRC offers a confidential setting to express and work through your emotions. If your past abortion is still on your mind and heart, no matter how long ago it took place, we would like to help you heal and move on to a new, more hopeful chapter in your life. Our post-abortion recovery team understands what you are going through and is here to help you. Support is available individually and in group settings; groups use a faith-based curriculum.

Contact us today to take your first step toward healing.


Sources:


Alliance for Post-Abortion Research & Training (www.standapart.org)

Writings and research of P.K. Coleman

Healing the Hurt booklet by Teri K. Reisser, M.S., M.F.T. and Paul C. Reisser, M.D.

Before You Decide booklet, CareNet, 2011.