Abortion has both physical and emotional consequences. The emotional and physiological effects of abortion can have a lasting impact if not worked through with a trusted counselor.

Many women don’t receive help due to shame, guilt, and regret—but it’s possible to have joy and peace in your life again.

Life After Abortion

You are not alone. Many women have walked where you are today and have overcome the harmful effects of abortion. You may experience many different negative emotions and physical symptoms after an abortion.

Post-Abortion Mental Health Issues

Experts list the following as potential emotional health problems due to abortion:

  • Sadness
  • Grief
  • Feelings of loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Anger

Many women express relief immediately following their abortion, but some also feel the painful effects in the weeks, months, and even years afterward. You may not know how to process all the emotions that come your way.

In a 2004 study, 64% of women who had an abortion said they felt pressured, 84% said they were not fully informed, and 52% felt rushed.

Healing Is Possible

No matter where you are in your journey, know there is hope and healing. Please talk with us to receive guidance and support. Our community offers counseling services, support groups, and encouragement. 

Know that you don’t have to live in pain. Healing is possible with the support of others, and we want to be a part of your journey. 

Free Support Today

Talk with our team of caring individuals safely and confidentially about your abortion experience. West Shore Family Support is a safe place, without judgment. We can help you get connected with the best tools and resources for you to start your journey to wholeness. You can be set free.