Post-Abortion Healing - No term can adequately express the heartbreak that abortion
causes, but for the purposes of identification we will call it Post-Abortion Trauma.

Common feelings associated with Post-Abortion Trauma include guilt, grief, anger and
regret. These feelings frequently manifest themselves through anti-social, self-
destructive, and other abnormal behaviors. Many people who suffer from Post-Abortion
Trauma experience flashbacks, nightmares, and varying degrees of depression.

Because the women and men that have chosen abortion often carry the burden of this
decision deep within their hearts as their very personal and painful secret, they often
suffer many consequences, for many years. If you have chosen abortion, or if you love
someone that has chosen abortion, you may find the resources available through
Elizabeth Ministry or its Certified Affiliates helpful in gaining an understanding of the
associated sorrow, guilt and shame. We pray our resources will provide support for the
road to recovery and healing.

Healing Retreats & Personal Mentoring - Elizabeth Ministry offers a healing retreat for
post abortion care. This is facilitated by professional therapists. Please contact us if you
are interested in participating in a healing retreat or if you would like to speak with an
Elizabeth Minister on post-abortion healing.

Individual & Small Group Resources - Our Post-Abortion Healing Bible study is designed
for those who have suffered this type of loss and for those who love them. The Bible
study workbook,
“My Secret Loss,” is written both for use in a small group and for use by
individuals in the privacy of their homes, as no study leader is necessary to follow
through the materials.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Guiding Perspectives: Prayer, Sacred Scripture, Church Teachings and Natural Law
provide more insight, inspiration and guidance on this subject.
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