Abortion Recovery Resources
Abortion has been a readily available part of our culture since it’s legalization in 1973. Since then approximately 55 million abortions have been recorded in our nation. Statistics estimate that close to 43% (1 out of 3) women of childbearing age have experienced an abortion. These are your sisters, mothers, wives and friends. These women carry an incredible burden of silence and heartache. Many struggle for years with repressed memories, guilt, shame and depression. Most women feel they are not allowed to talk about their abortion experience, especially in church.
The truth is many women who have had an abortion suffer from symptoms of post-abortion grief and trauma. Most often, neither the medical community nor the church understands abortion as a risk factor in a woman’s physical, spiritual or emotional health.
First please know that if you are post-abortive and have not gone through recovery, I know exactly what you are feeling. I have been through recovery and facilitate post-abortion recovery Bible study as the Lord leads. If at any time you need someone to talk to or guidance on where to go for help you can contact me, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Any contact is always strictly confidential!
Below are a couple of great recovery studies that provide a safe place/group to begin the healing process. These studies below offer steps through a biblical healing model led by women who have been where you are. I have personally worked through both of them and recommend either of them.
Forgiven and Set Free - www.forgivenandsetfree.com/
Surrendering the Secret - www.surrenderingthesecret.com/
Abortion Recovery International (ARIN) - http://www.abortionrecovery.org/
ARIN is an affiliate association, dedicated to connecting and assisting like-minded abortion recovery centers, programs and services; as well as individuals working within the field. ARIN is the first and only network equipping and uniting abortion recovery efforts worldwide. ARIN also serves as a network of recovery, research, awareness and educational resources that provide information concerning after abortion issues.
CARE Directory - Abortion Recovery InterNational's CARE Directory is an online listing of ARIN Partners who provide personal, confidential and non-judgmental assistance to those hurting from a past abortion.
Recovery Encore - The next step after completing an abortion recovery program. What is next? Find out how to continue healing and where to go now here.