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After Abortion Care

Your choice may have been a simple one.  Perhaps you felt like you had no support.  Or you felt pressured by family, friends or those you respected.  You may have had second thoughts or struggled to decide.   No matter the route, you made a choice and had no idea how that choice would affect you.  Don’t suffer alone.  We’re here to help.

ALC Shelbyville offers a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment where you can talk individually or choose group support with others who have experienced what you have.

Women have found true healing and freedom from the pain of their abortion.  It is time for you to choose again – to make a choice to heal, to become strong, to be healed.  We know that choice and process are far from easy.  That’s why we are here to help.

Situations vary, experiences may be differed, but many women suffer and struggle.  Immediately following an abortion, you may have felt a sense of relief that your crisis was over.  Sometime after, that sense of relief may have been replaced by some of the following:

  • Depression
  • Sadness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of low self-esteem
  • Desire to avoid pregnant women and/or babies
  • Recurring nightmares or flashbacks to the abortion experience
  • Various types of addictive behaviors

With one in four women having had an abortion, you are not alone.  Through many credible studies, psychologists are now recognizing PAS (Post-Abortion Stress) as a type of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

ALC Shelbyville is here for you with trained peer counselors and facilitators who can help you work through issues that you think may be related to a past abortion.  Get in touch today.