If you have been through the experience of an abortion, you are not alone. Statistics show us that 33% of U.S. women have had an abortion at some point in their lives.* Some women are strongly affected by this decision and face feelings of regret, sadness, guilt, unworthiness and even shame.
If you have ever experienced these feelings, please know that there is hope and healing available to you at the PCCV. Through a completely private and non-judgmental program, our experienced counselors have helped hundreds of women find acceptance and peace.
Post-Abortion Stress, or PAS, is an emotional or psychological condition that develops as a result of the experience of an abortion. Some women and men experience symptoms immediately following their abortion, others may not experience symptoms for years. Symptoms of PAS include:
Alcohol or substance abuse
Promiscuity or aversion to sex
Preoccupation with becoming pregnant again
Loss of normal sources of pleasure
Thoughts of suicide
Sadly, many women feel the need to bury the feelings of regret and sadness associated with their abortion. They don’t believe they have the right to feel this way, or the fear of facing their feelings is too great. But your feelings and emotions are real. We understand they are not easy to think about or talk about, but we know from experience that a healthier and happier you is waiting on the other side.
If you want to truly be set free from your past abortion, call us today. We are here to help you along the path to healing in a safe and confidential environment.
The first and hardest step is acknowledging that your past abortion has affected you and that you need to come to terms with it. The next step is to pick up the phone and call the PCCV. Our caring and experienced counselors are here for you. We can help you decide which path is best for you, whether that be coming in to talk to a counselor who has also been through the experience of an abortion, attending a Post-Abortion Bible Study, or checking out a local Support Group.
Need help dealing with a past abortion? Call or visit us today.
*Focus on the Family “Healing the Hurt” brochure, ©2010. Approved by the Physicians Resource Council.