I’ve had an Abortion…but no one knows
Published on: July 01, 2024
by: Gateway Staff
Abortion Information | Pregnancy Decisions

Abortion isn’t always presented in a complete picture. It is framed like it’s a quick decision that will solve the perceived problem of being pregnant and ultimately having a child.  However, many women who come to us tell us the trauma that followed their visit to the abortion clinic is far more painful 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

Sound familiar?

If you or someone you know has felt this way or 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 volunteer facilitators 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 considering terminating a pregnancy, either by a series of pills for terminating early pregnancy or a surgical procedure, please consider 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 or (919) 251-9444 Durham or Chapel Hill (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.