Statistics estimate that 1 out of 3 women of childbearing age have experienced an abortion.
Many women who have had an abortion suffer from symptoms of post-abortion grief and trauma. Most often, neither the medical community nor the church understands abortion as a risk factor in a woman’s physical, spiritual, or emotional health.
After an abortion, you may experience:
• Avoidance Behaviors
• Fear of becoming pregnant again
• Re-experience events relating to abortion experience
• Interruption or disruption of the bonding with present or future children.
Options for Women offers “The Well”, our Abortion Aftercare Program. The Well is an intimate retreat where women can safely and confidentially move into a place of healing and wholeness.
The Well is designed to bring women together who desire freedom from the pain associated with a past abortion. Our mission is to provide a supportive, non-judgmental environment that facilitates healing and restoration. No matter how long ago your abortion occurred it is not too late to experience complete healing.
If you feel you have not completely healed from an abortion experience, or that a past abortion may be affecting your current quality of life, know that we understand and are here for you. You are not alone.
The Well’s next Healing Retreat will be held June 14th – June 17th.
A donation of $100 for materials is suggested for attendees. If you would like to attend or sponsor an attendee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-827-0100.
All correspondence and inquiries are confidential and will only be read by Options for Women staff.