Guilt after Abortion

guilt after abortionAbortion is a physical procedure, and its recovery includes physical aspects. However, there also may be other post-abortion effects you might not necessarily anticipate: emotional, relational — even spiritual.

Guilt after abortion troubles many women. It may not have been expected, but it can have a huge impact on your post-abortion life.

We asked a Restore client, “What were the major feelings or problems you most wanted help with when you signed up for the group?” Here’s what she wrote: “I wanted help with the feelings of guilt and shame, and internally [I] doubted God’s forgiveness.”

Another client shared her need to work through her guilt after abortion this way: she wanted help “coming to terms with my decision, forgiving myself and wanting God’s forgiveness.” What was most helpful to her? She went on to write: “knowing I am forgiven, and forgiving myself.”

If you are feeling guilt after abortion, you are not alone; it is experienced by others as well. And for you, along with the hundreds of women we have served through individual or group support programs, we are here to walk with you through this difficult time. Please call or text us for a free, confidential consultation.

Restore helps those for whom the lingering effects of abortion continue to cause pain. Restore provides free confidential post-abortion care and support services to all individuals. Restore After Abortion serves DuPage County, Illinois and surrounding communities. Do contact us. We hope to hear from you soon.