While abortion affects every woman differently, many areas of your life can be adversely affected by an abortion. Recent studies show that many women who had an abortion experience emotional, physical, relational, and spiritual difficulties afterward—sometimes days, weeks, or even years later.

According to a report by American Psychological Association’s (APA) Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion (TFMHA), “It is clear that some women do experience sadness, grief, and feelings of loss following termination of a pregnancy, and some experience clinically significant disorders, including depression and anxiety.” 

Post-Abortion Symptoms

Abortion can provide feelings of immediate relief because the perceived crisis is over and life may seem to return to normal. However, for many women, the crisis is not over. Months and even years later, significant problems may develop.

Women who have experienced abortion may develop the following symptoms:

  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty bonding with partner or children
  • Eating disorders

If you’re experiencing any of these feelings, you’re not alone. Whether you had an abortion days, weeks, or even years ago, if you’re facing emotional difficulties as a result, your feelings are valid. And we’re here for you. 

At Calaveras Pregnancy Center, we offer post-abortion support for free because we believe that every woman deserves to live a whole and healthy life full of hope.

Forgiven and Set Free

If you or someone you know are experiencing difficult feelings or emotions after an abortion, Forgiven and Set Free can help you get on a path toward hope and healing.

This powerful, transformative 8-week course is designed to help you work through your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. You’ll be guided on a journey of self-reflection by a caring, compassionate facilitator. You’ll be encouraged and supported in a non-judgemental environment. 

Contact us today to enroll in Forgiven and Set Free and start on a path toward hope, healing, and recovery.

This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.