Next Step Resources Center does not offer or refer for abortion procedures. While abortion may provide the most immediate relief from the pressures and fears of bearing a child, it may also present the highest level of risk: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
If you are in emotional or spiritual pain after an abortion, we can help you learn about different resources and options available to you in your journey to renewed emotional and spiritual well-being.
You are not alone in what you have been feeling, and you don’t need to be alone and isolated as you recover. As you reach out for assistance, you will discover a community of compassionate, experienced women and men who will be able to offer skillful and significant help.
Next Step offers you a place to share your pain, guilt and shame following an abortion(s). Depending on your personality, background, and circumstances, for some post abortion symptoms may appear almost immediately, for others years later, or seemingly never. It may seem strange that something that is legal and that was put in place to eliminate “a problem” could not only create such strong emotions, but also lead to so many other problems. However, when you consider that a life was lost, your child’s, it really isn’t so odd.
There are few places in our society where you are allowed to grieve the life of that aborted child—hence, the unresolved grief and pain. For this reason, the remorse, shame, anger, unforgiveness and sorrow is not only not relieved, but grows and leads to other negative results.
Next Step offers you a place to be healed in a loving, nonjudgmental, confidential environment. There are counselors available, post abortive women included, who have felt many of the things you have felt but have been wonderfully healed. We would love to help you do the same. Women are not alone in their grief .