How do you know you need healing?
Perhaps you are thinking, “Okay, so I had an abortion. But that is in the past. Do I really need to be healed?”
Some women seemingly never need to work through any kind of healing process. But for most of us the memory of the abortion lies hidden within, like an infection, weakening and impairing us in ways we never realize.
If you are one of the millions of women who have experienced abortion, you know that the memories associated with this experience can be difficult and even painful. Yet months and years may go by without any remembrance of the abortion.
Then you find yourself recalling deep memories of this choice. Triggers like seeing children that are the same age your child might have been, or the anniversary date of the abortion/birth date of the child, may leave you feeling anxious, scared, and fearful.
Is that true for you? See if you recognize yourself in some of the following questions:
- Do you feel reluctant to talk about the subject of abortion, or do you feel guilt, anger, or sorrow when discussing your own abortion?
- Do you tend to think of your life in terms of “before” and “after” the abortion?
- Do you have lingering feelings of resentment or anger toward people involved in your abortion decision?
- Have you found yourself either avoiding relationships or becoming overly dependent in them since the abortion?
- Have you begun or increased the use of drugs or alcohol since the abortion, or do you have an eating disorder?
- Have you felt a vague sort of emptiness, a deep sense of loss, or had prolonged periods of depression?
- Do you sometimes have nightmares, flashbacks, or hallucinations relating to the abortion?
If any of these points relate to your heart, you could be experiencing Abortion PTSD. Take the Abortion PTSD Assessment Test below to find out. If you score 2 or more on this test, you may be struggling with Abortion PTSD.
If that is the case, this site is designed to help you begin to address this pain and find God’s healing.