Healing after abortion
While Care Net's goal is to help women make a choice for life, Guttmacher Institute’s research indicates that "one in four women will have an abortion by age 45, and more than half of all U.S. abortion patients in 2014 were in their 20s.
Women who choose abortion may experience a range of negative emotions. Symptoms can include feelings of grief, anxiety or depression. These symptoms may manifest themselves soon after the abortion experience or may not become apparent for several years.
Care Net's commitment to compassionate care includes making available our Conversations groups. This is a safe environment among women who have had similar experiences. Based on Linda Cochrane's Forgiven and Set Free Bible study, topics include The Character of God, Relief and Denial, Anger and The Need to Forgive.
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2. Jerman J, Jones RK and Onda T, Characteristics of U.S. Abortion Patients in 2014 and Changes Since 2008, New York: Guttmacher Institute, 2016, https://www.guttmacher.org/report/characteristics-us-abortion-patients-2014.
3. “A Woman’s Right to Know,” last modified December 2016,https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/services/health/women-children/womans-right-to-know.pdf