The Benefits of Sharing Your Untold Abortion Story

The renowned American poet Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” The weight of your harrowing thoughts can become burdensome when left unspoken. By relegating your abortion experience to your innermost thoughts, you may find the feelings continue to push their way to the surface. The effort it takes to suppress your story may only cause you to feel more pain, as it is a great labor to conceal a story you wish you could tell someone.

It may seem as if the feelings you have towards your abortion are rising inside of you like a balloon about to burst, and it is better to share your story in an environment that can support you in a moment of catharsis instead of facing what you may fear all on your own. There is mercy, freedom, and compassion that can be found in finding a group of people who will listen attentively to what you have to say and help to guide you through your emotions, as your story may be theirs as well. 

Do not give up hope on finding healing in your time of grief, as often it is when we begin to share our experience for the first time that recovery can begin. Sharing helps us to see the problem we are facing in a clearer light, and speaking about our negative emotions causes them to lose their power over us, as it is then that our restoration has begun. 

Reach Out Today 

The Restore After Abortion program offers free, non-judgmental post-abortion care for teens and adults. Please call or text us at 630-599-0043 to begin your journey towards healing. 


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