Dating abuse hotlines and websites
Bottom line: You may find help from a source you did not expect, but you should probably steer clear of any therapist, clergyperson or healing program that in any way will use or minimize your pain or vulnerability or tells you that you have to be pro-life or pro-choice to receive help or to heal. The average psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker or counselor of any other academic stripe who does not understand post-abortion issues can often inflict more harm than good on the unsuspecting woman.
Please keep trying until you find a person or group where you are truly safe, comfortable and welcome.
However, some people may try a particular resource, and continue to be in a lot of pain, experience flashbacks and intrusive thoughts, or have behaviors that they dislike and want to stop but which are continuing.
If that happens, you may be tempted to say, “It must be me, and I can never expect to truly experience peace and joy again.
My prayers and encouragement are with you as you walk on this path of recovery. We know that what once seemed impossible peace, forgiveness, restoration to a sense of wholeness, is indeed possible.
However deep your trauma and your sense of pain and emotional turmoil, I encourage you to look forward to recovery with renewed hope and confidence.
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If you leave a message, you should get a call back within 48 hours. Because pro-life organizations such as the Catholic Church were inclined to believe that post-abortion syndrome exists, pro-life groups were and are very important in supporting post-abortion research and healing.