“Hey Jennifer, we are going to get a drink and then see that new movie after work. You should come!”
Jennifer hesitates, even though she usually enjoys spending time with the women she works with. “Let me think about it, Dee. I will let you know.”
“Where is my energy?” she thinks. “I am usually so glad to see longer, warmer days in March but this year I just do not care.” She had not been sleeping well for a couple of months, maybe because she’d had a lot on her mind after breaking up with David. “Although I was crabby and tired before we broke up too. Maybe I am depressed or I have a disease or something.”
She looks at the calendar and remembers last March…feeling “off,” the positive pregnancy test, all the fear and anxiety, the shame, the clinic… and then back to life as usual.
Jennifer picks up her phone and taps in “effects of abortion.”
She looked at the search results but it was hard to understand how the results of the studies related to what she was feeling.
If you or someone you care about has experienced an abortion, the important question is how has it affected you?
For some people, an abortion is followed by feelings of guilt, remorse, anger, depression, or damage to relationships. Not all who are involved in an abortion experience these things. If you are like Jennifer, wondering if there could be a connection between terminating a pregnancy and other changes in your life, we want to help.
At Restore After Abortion, you can speak with a caring, experienced advocate about working through any negative effects of abortion that may be troubling you. It’s not likely you expected to experience these things. At the time, you made the decision you thought was necessary or best for your situation. Sometimes, though, things don’t end up turning out the way we expect.
To Jennifer, spending time with her friends was important…but she also made time to call Restore. She was relieved to hear warmth and kindness from the person she spoke to. Jennifer said, “It was so comforting to know that others had also felt what I felt—and that they had been able to move through grief into healing. I am so grateful for this program!”
Restore helps those for whom the lingering effects of abortion continue to cause pain. We provide free confidential post-abortion care and support services to all individuals. Restore After Abortion serves DuPage County, Illinois and surrounding communities. Please call today for a free, confidential consultation.
We care about you, and we hope you will allow us to assist you.