After Abortion Support - Living Alternatives - Illinois & Indiana

After Abortion Support

We are here to help.

The memories of an abortion, no matter how long ago, can linger and remain long after the loss of a pregnancy through abortion. The emotions inside of you, or from others, may have left you feeling hopeless, almost as if there is no way to move on from this trauma. You may feel alone, but you are not. We are here, and we can be your next loving step in reclaiming the hope you feel is lost.

At the Pregnancy Resource Center, we have people ready to come alongside you as you make that next step in recovery. Our centers are equipped with staff and volunteers trained to help women and men recover from post abortion stress/trauma. We know that the trauma of abortion may leave you feeling depressed, anxious, or even like your relationships and world are falling apart. Through counseling and mentorship, we can assist you as you take the next step in your journey to recovery, reclaiming the parts of your life that feel wounded.

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Our specially trained post-abortion support team is here to help you. We know that there are those who do not understand what abortion trauma can do to an individual, but we do, and we are here to help.

What does post-abortion trauma look like?

Post-abortion trauma can occur in both partners after an abortion. This is usually a result of unresolved emotions, thoughts, or even physical problems following an abortion procedure. Every person has their own experience, which means that each individual is subject to a unique set of symptoms. You have the right to work out and resolve your issues with someone trained to help. The goal of our post-abortion support program is to help support you, listen to you and equip you for everything that you need to find healing, forgiveness, and the ability to move forward.

Symptoms of post-abortion trauma can appear immediately or even decades after the abortion. You may not even recognize that your struggles are a result of the trauma of your abortion decision.

What are some symptoms of
post-abortion trauma?

  • Guilt/Shame
  • Grief/Loss
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Anger
  • Substance Abuse
  • Changes in Relationships
  • Hopelessness
  • Low Self-Esteem/Self-Hatred
  • Sadness
  • Resentment

What are my next steps?

​If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or simply just need someone to talk to, we are here for you. Schedule your free appointment to see one of our trained staff or volunteers and begin a process towards healing and recovery.

Some of the no cost services we offer include:

  • Confidential meetings with a mentor.
  • Reading materials from individuals who have had a similar experience.
  • Personal retreat to find hope, healing and restoration.