Healing after Abortion

While Care Net's goal is to help women make a choice for life, Guttmacher Institute (2014) research indicates that "at least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and at 2008 abortion rates, 3 in 10 women will have an abortion by age 45" [4,5].  

Women who choose abortion may experience what is known as Post Abortion Stress Syndrome.  Symptoms can include feelings of grief, anxiety or depression.  These symptoms may manifest themselves soon after the abortion experience, or may not become apparent for several years.

Care Net's commitment to compassionate care includes making available our Conversations groups.  This is a safe environment among women who have had similar experiences.  Based on Linda Cochrane's Forgiven and Set Free Bible study, topics include The Character of God, Relief and Denial, Anger and The Need to Forgive.

If you or someone you know has experienced abortion and would like to join a Conversations group, please contact Nanette Rodger.  


Induced Abortion in the United States. (2014, July 1). Retrieved August 15, 2014, from http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abortion.html#4.
4. Henshaw SK, Unintended pregnancy in the United States, Family Planning Perspectives, 1998, 30(1):24–29 & 46.
5. Jones RK and Kavanaugh ML, Changes in abortion rates between 2000 and 2008 and lifetime incidence of abortion, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011, 117(6):1358-1366.

 

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