Abortion Recovery Centre

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Abortion Recovery Centre

11223 100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0J1 Canada

Website: www.abortionrecovery.ca

Email info@abortionrecovery.ca

Phone: 780-454-5911

By appointment only

People experiencing post abortion grief are typically unable to work through their emotional responses to an abortion. The most common experiences of post abortion grief may include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, low self-esteem, emotional numbing and re-living the abortion through dreams or flashbacks. 

 The Abortion Recovery Centre offers:

  • Abortion recovery classes [individually and in group settings].
  • Trained peer counselors who help you
  • Unconditional acceptance: you will be listened to without judgment.
  • Confidentiality: we will hold all you tell us in strictest confidence (unless we are required by law to reveal it).

 In Their Own Words – Others Facing Post-Abortion Grief describe their pain:

  • “I cried all the way through the abortion – they told me to be quiet. I felt alone and terrified and regretted my decision from the first moment.”“My abortion is the deepest secret in my life. I guard it and constantly re-bury it so that no one will ever find out.”

    “Abortions are secret affairs – you don’t share them with anybody because of your fear, shame and pain – who can possibly understand?”

    “I can’t stop judging myself – I knew what I was doing but convinced myself that having the abortion was the best thing. I wish I could go back and undo what I’ve done.”

    “I’m angry at the lack of information given.” Why wouldn’t they tell you the possible risks involved?”

    “I’m consumed with both grief and anger. I don’t know how to get past this.”

    “My biggest fear of being alone happened. My boyfriend insisted on an abortion and told me he’d be there no matter what. The day after the abortion he left and he hasn’t come back since.”

    “Part of me died on that table and regret goes beyond any words.”

    “When she told me she was pregnant, that was the last thing on earth I wanted. I arranged for the abortion and told her it was the only thing to do and that I’d stick by her. We broke up shortly after the abortion and now all I can think about is that I should be a father – raising my child – I’m not and I did it to myself.”

    “I begged her not to have the abortion. I wanted my child; I wanted to be given the chance to be a dad and to raise that baby. I’m angry and hurt and I don’t know when the feelings will get better.”

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