Signposts: Change in Relationships

If you have experienced an abortion, your perspectives and attitudes may change – even in your relationships. Are there ways in which you’re feeling different about yourself or others? Have you noted changes in your attitude toward relationships with others? Do you find yourself avoiding relationships, trying to keep yourself…

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A Story

There’s a reason why individuals, families, and even entire cultures preserve and share stories. It’s part of our human nature to want to be connected with each other. Through stories, we can establish and strengthen connections, teach and learn, and sometimes find meaning and comfort during challenging times in our…

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After Abortion Support

A recent Guttmacher Institute Fact Sheet reports: “At current rates, about three in ten American women will have had an abortion by the time she reaches age 45.”*  Abortion is an experience many of us have shared.  Unfortunately, post abortion support is not as widespread. At Restore After Abortion, we…

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Signposts: Fear of Infertility

fear of infertility

    Many women who choose abortion say they would like to have a child or children some day. It just wasn’t the right time then, or not the right person. The circumstances were compelling and you made the best decision you could. Some women feel stuck with the “what-ifs”…

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Signposts: Unforgiveness

My friend was 20 when she had an abortion—and we are in our 30s now so this was a while ago! When we were talking about it she described how her boyfriend said they should abort, and it made sense at the time so she agreed and got the abortion—but…

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Signposts

  “Signposts” Are Normal Reactions to Abnormal Circumstances Sometimes we face experiences that are too difficult and powerful to handle the way we manage the regular stresses of life. I’m thinking of things like natural disasters, sexual abuse, or military combat. After experiencing an unusually difficult event—including abortion— people need…

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A Client Story

Many women come to Restore because they feel alone and are unable to process through all of the difficult emotions following an abortion.  Here is one woman’s experience of how she found the support she needed. Anonymous, Age 26: In her own words, she explains how she felt before coming…

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Signposts: Sense of Loss

Something’s missing in your life. That feeling comes upon many people once in a while. If you have experienced an abortion, it’s possible you’ve felt this in a way that’s more than just incidental. You can’t really explain it. It catches you at unexpected times. There’s a vague sort of…

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Signposts: Proving It

Working hard. Striving for good grades. Pursuing success in your work or career. Pouring your all into a relationship. Doing and being the best you can. Most of us desire to achieve, and to put our best energies toward these important things in our life. As good as it can…

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