Do you feel different than you expected following an abortion procedure? Society assures you that it’s your right and in your best interest. Abortion is portrayed like a quick decision that will solve the perceived problem of being pregnant and ultimately having a child, but in reality your abortion decision is much more. Many women who come to us tell us of the trauma that followed their visit to the abortion clinic and how far more painful it was than they were led to believe.

After an abortion, many women experience initial relief. The perceived crisis is over and life returns to normal. For many women, however, the crisis isn’t over. Months and even years later, significant problems develop. There is evidence that abortion is associated with decrease in long-term emotional and physical health. 35, 55

Women who have experienced abortion may develop the following:

  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty bonding with partner or children
  • Eating disorders


Is this someone you know?

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, Gateway Women’s Care offers confidential, compassionate support groups designed to help you work through these feelings. We have post-abortion groups that are led by experienced, trained staff and volunteers who themselves have had abortions and can relate to feelings you may be experiencing.

Call us today and we will connect you to someone who can start you on the path to recovery.


If you or someone you know is consideringan abortion- to teminate pregnancy by the series of pills for terminating early pregnancy or by a surgical procedure, please condsider all the abortions facts. Do your research, talk to someone who has “been there and done that”. Visit Gateway Women’s Care for pregnancy options counsel.

Call Gateway Women’s Care today at (919) 833-0096 Raleigh; (919) 251-9444 Durham; (919) 537-8220



35.Thorp JM, Hartmann KE, Shadigian E. Long term physical and psychological health consequences of induced abortion: review of the evidence. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2003;58(1):67-79.

55.Royal College of Psychiatrists. Position statement on women’s mental health in relation to induced abortion. March, 14 2008.