Signposts: A Broken Promise

a broken promise

After the first abortion many women make themselves a promise: “never again.” It was the best decision at the time, but in the future–they resolve–things will be different.

But the emotions that follow an abortion can be complex. Sometimes those emotions cause women to choose behaviors that make it hard for them to keep that promise to never abort again.

  • Susan often feels vaguely sad. She wonders if she would feel happier if she got pregnant again and had the baby, even though her situation is still pretty much the same.
  • Rachel doesn’t want to think about it, so she often has a couple drinks too many. Some days she can’t quite remember what happened the night before.
  • Kendall’s boyfriend hates to use condoms and says he’ll leave her if she insists on it. Since the abortion, she feels like she couldn’t keep going without him, so she goes along with it even though she is terrified of another pregnancy.

If you promised yourself you would never be in that situation again—but something in you is making it hard to follow through—Restore After Abortion wants to help. A caring support person is ready to listen to you. You will be able to discuss your situation and explore options to avoid an undesired history coming back around.

Please give us a call.

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 after abortion experiences. Restore After Abortion serves DuPage County, Illinois and surrounding communities. Please call today for a free, confidential consultation.