Support After Abortion

We want you to know that you have come to a safe and confidential place. Privacy is the utmost importance. Our mission is to provide an environment that promotes healing and restoration for women and men who have suffered the loss of a child through abortion. Abortion may cause a high stress reaction to the experience. Some may feel relief initially, but it’s often common to suffer symptoms of post abortion grief and trauma. This may occur days, months or even years after the initial experience and can cause an emotionally adverse reaction.

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Understanding the impact of your loss is the first step toward abortion recovery. Many women who have had an abortion also experience symptoms of post-abortion trauma. They may not realize that these symptoms are directly related to their past abortion. Often the medical, professional counseling, and pastoral communities overlook abortion as a risk factor in a woman’s physical and emotional health. If any of the following questions resonate with you, you may be suffering from Post Abortion Syndrome:
  • Do you avoid the subject of abortion?
  • Do you feel shame, grief and guilt at the mention of the word abortion?
  • Do you have lingering feelings of anger, resentment toward people that may have been involved in your abortion?
  • Have you found that you avoid relationships or become co-dependent in them since the abortion?
  • Do you feel unworthy of love?
    Are you overprotective of the children you have now?
  • Do you use drugs and/or alcohol as a means of escape?
  • Do you have an eating disorder or another self harm disorder?
  • Do you have unrealistic fears?
  • Do you feel a vague emptiness or a deep sense of loss?
  • Do you experience periods of depression?
We are here to invite you on a journey where you can begin to process your emotional pain and be restored to wholeness, experience hope and live in peace. If you have never shared or been counseled regarding your abortion experience, it may be affecting your current quality of life. Surrendering the Secret offers a safe place to talk with other women who understand. Join us in the journey toward healing and restoration.

To join the next Surrendering the Secret Bible Study or get more information please contact us at sts@carenetsomd.org or call 410-326-6866. Our mission is to provide a supportive and confidential environment that facilitates healing and restoration, bringing a sense of hope and purpose for the future. All services are provided at no cost to you.

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