After Your Abortion

The time surrounding an abortion decision can be intense emotionally—for many people, it provokes an examination of some significant issues about the future, relationships, or values. No matter what you decide, facing an unplanned pregnancy can present intense feelings.

The predominant feeling most people report after an abortion is relief, but you may feel confusion, resolve, empowerment, sadness, guilt, happiness, or a combination of mixed feelings. Many patients talk about feeling confident about their decision and also feeling sad about having an abortion. Honor your feelings—there is no right way to feel. Allow yourself the same freedom to have feelings as you would after any significant life event or big decision.

Even though abortion is very common, it can be hard to talk about, mainly because of all the political, religious, and cultural stigma involved. If you want to speak to someone after the abortion, feel free to call our office and speak to a counselor for free:

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We recommend All-Options, a non-judgmental, free, post-abortion hotline. Feel free to check out our counseling links to explore other’s experiences more and share your story.

Abortion is an extremely common experience—nearly one-third of American women have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old—and yet many people feel isolated or alone when they have an abortion. The silence around abortion hurts us all. FIND YOUR VOICE and talk to someone you trust. You are not alone.

We have trained staff on-call 24 hours a day if you have a medical concern. Of course, if you are having a medical emergency, call 911.