Did you know April is #AbortionRecoveryAwareness Month?
By the age of 45, nearly one in four women in America will have an abortion. Worldwide, there are 125,000 abortions per day. With these statistics, it is very likely you know at least one person affected by abortion, if not multiple people. You may even be the person affected.
For anyone who has an aborted child in their past, whether you are the mother, father, grandmother, sibling, or a friend who participated in the decision to abort — there is love, mercy and healing for the devastation abortion leaves behind.
If someone you know is seeking help with that kind of emotional, spiritual or mental turmoil, here are a few organizations that specialize in healing after abortion:
- Silent No More Awareness — Silent No More Awareness works to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion. As of right now, there are 3,012 testimonies posted on the website with 621 shared via video.
- Rachel’s Vineyard — Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.
- Abortion Changes You — This confidential space is for those who are touched by abortion, whether the experience happened recently or years ago. Abortion Changes You is a refuge for those who wish to tell their story and begin the process of healing.
- SaveOne — SaveOne offers help for men, women, and family members/friends, through group study, online study, or answering questions and giving encouragement through self-study. They offer a Bible based curriculum that was written by founder Sheila Harper. Sheila chose abortion in 1985 for her first child and lived with mental and emotional anguish for 7 years following that choice. This book is written from her personal experience of healing after abortion.