After
Abortion Care

After
Aborto
Care

Atención después del aborto

We recognize the decision to have an abortion is never easy.  You may have made the decision without considering other options, you may have felt like it was your only choice. You may have been pressured by your boyfriend, parent, family member, friend, professor, or coach.  Perhaps there were several people rallying around you, supporting you.  Or you kept it a secret and made the decision by yourself. Regardless of the circumstances, it seemed like the right answer at the time. Yet, why is it hurting you more than you ever thought possible and causing emotions which scare you?

Siempre libre, siempre atento,

Siempre confidencial

Where can I find support after abortion?

It’s more common than you might think to be emotionally wounded from an abortion decision.  You don’t have to suffer alone.  Insight Women’s Center staff is here to help you.  Studies have shown that having an abortion can cause significant psychological trauma, equivalent of dealing with PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder).

Abortion Anonymous (AbAnon) is a great first step to find hope and healing.

The purpose of AbAnon is to provide awareness regarding the emotional harm caused by abortion, and to provide a path to healing for those affected. We offer free assistance to those in need of healing and recovery from the pain and emotional impact caused by abortion.

AbAnon  serves women, but also assists men, friends and parents who may have participated in an abortion or pressured someone else into having an abortion.

Abanon is a safe place

Our volunteers and staff have all been touched by or involved in an abortion in one way or another. We understand that abortion is a deeply sensitive and personal topic that affects every participant in profound and differing ways.

We simply offer compassion, and a path to recovery. Whether your involvement in an abortion was a month ago or forty years ago, we believe that no one can participate in an abortion and remain unaffected.

For more information or to register for an Abanon group, email joinus@abanon.org, or call Insight Women’s Center.

Forgiven and Set Free Weekend Retreats

The goal of our after-abortion retreat is to help women reclaim and restore their peace of mind and self-worth.  Our team of facilitators have all been touched by or involved in an abortion one way or another.  Most of us have attend a retreat ourselves, experiencing compassion and healing.

To visit with someone about our confidential retreats, call us at Insight Women’s Center.

after abortion support

Where can I find support after abortion?

It’s more common than you might think to be emotionally wounded from an abortion decision.  You don’t have to suffer alone.  Insight Women’s Center staff is here to help you.  Studies have shown that having an abortion can cause significant psychological trauma, equivalent of dealing with PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder).

Abortion Anonymous (AbAnon) is a great first step to find hope and healing.

The purpose of AbAnon is to provide awareness regarding the emotional harm caused by abortion, and to provide a path to healing for those affected. We offer free assistance to those in need of healing and recovery from the pain and emotional impact caused by abortion.

AbAnon  serves women, but also assists men, friends and parents who may have participated in an abortion or pressured someone else into having an abortion.

Abanon is a safe place

Our volunteers and staff have all been touched by or involved in an abortion in one way or another. We understand that abortion is a deeply sensitive and personal topic that affects every participant in profound and differing ways.

We simply offer compassion, and a path to recovery. Whether your involvement in an abortion was a month ago or forty years ago, we believe that no one can participate in an abortion and remain unaffected.

For more information or to register for an Abanon group, email joinus@abanon.org, or call Insight Women’s Center.

Forgiven and Set Free Weekend Retreats

The goal of our after-abortion retreat is to help women reclaim and restore their peace of mind and self-worth.  Our team of facilitators have all been touched by or involved in an abortion one way or another.  Most of us have attend a retreat ourselves, experiencing compassion and healing.

To visit with someone about our confidential retreats, call us at Insight Women’s Center.

At Insight Women’s Center we offer hope from a caring staff to help your find healing. You are not alone.  We can help. Call us or schedule an appointment today.

Additional Questions You Might Have?

It’s not unusual for both the woman and man to experience emotional distress after an abortion decision. Sometimes these emotions can persist for long periods of time.  The best thing you can do for yourself is to get help from a professional counselor, a support group or attend a weekend retreat. One of the best ways to find healing is to be able to process your abortion experience with others who know the pain you’re going through and can offer their insights and support.

Feelings can include grief, anger, shame, guilt, or other mental or physical turmoil. Many people experience depression, anxiety, anger, and abandonment following an abortion and these feelings can continue for months or even years afterwards.

Heightened feelings of depression or anxiety at anniversary months of either the abortion procedure or the proposed birth date of the child who was aborted are felt by both women and men. Unfortunately, many medical and mental health professionals fail to recognize the painful aftermath of abortion as an actual condition, making it difficult to feel heard or understood. If you are experiencing trauma from an abortion decision, contact us to learn more about resources available to help you heal from your abortion decision.

In Kansas, the law requires anyone under the age of 18 to obtain consent from both parents to get an abortion. If your parents are separated or divorced, only the parent with custody needs to consent to the abortion. Scheduling an appointment with IWC does not require parental consent.  As we talk through your pregnancy options, we will discuss ways you can tell your parents about your pregnancy and how to include them in your decision-making process.

One thing that stood out to me was the overwhelming amount of information available.  There was no way I would have known it all without coming to the center.”

This is the perfect place to go!  I would strongly recommend it to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy?”

“I want to thank all the staff for their efforts and kindness, and I appreciate that.  I am very happy there are people like them here in Lawrence to help us.”

One thing that stood out to me was the overwhelming amount of information available.  There was no way I would have known it all without coming to the center.”

This is the perfect place to go!  I would strongly recommend it to anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy?”

“I want to thank all the staff for their efforts and kindness, and I appreciate that.  I am very happy there are people like them here in Lawrence to help us.”

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