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Abortion Affects Men
Abortion is a lot to process. It can be isolating. You may not feel that you can share your story because it didn’t directly happen to you.
Abortion touches men just as deeply as women, but for many different reasons. You don’t have to process this alone. You can get back on track. You can find happiness again. You can be whole again.
What you are feeling is normal. Everyone’s reaction to abortion is different — unique to them.
While some men report no adverse reactions following abortion, it is not uncommon for others to grieve the loss of a child for many years.
Your life story, your personal values, even your health play a role in how you feel as abortion touches your life. The good news is that you don’t have to keep feeling the way you do. We can help.
Talk it Out
Sharing your experience with abortion may feel daunting. Maybe you have never told anyone about it before. You might feel guilty. You might feel sad. You might feel angry. Whatever you are feeling is perfectly normal, but it is not what you want to keep feeling forever.
You can heal. You can get help. You are not alone. There are people you can talk to — people you can trust. You might not know what to say or how to start the conversation. Let us help you begin. It’s easy to connect with us.
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When you put your story out there, you soon find out that you’re not alone. And your words can help others as they sort out their own feelings and experiences.
Join the Journey
As we journey toward wholeness, we draw on everything in our lives that gives us strength: friends, family, sports, activities, faith. If faith plays a role in your life, now might be the time to deepen your faith and use its power to help you heal and find wholeness. We would like to help you find resources that draw upon your faith tradition.
Do you have a trusted friend who you can talk to about the abortion? We’re here for you and would like to hear your story. We can help you identify others in your life who will offer the support you need.
Your journey will be different from that of every other person. We can help you discover what works best for you. Give us a call at (877) 301-9684 or connect with us. byyoursidela.org/connect
Each person is unique. There is no “graduation” process from healing, but you will begin to feel progress. Mentors and friends you make along the way can provide feedback to help you recognize how you’ve grown in your journey. Healing looks different in every person, and there are numerous resources to help keep you on the path towards peace.
Whatever it takes, the journey is worth it! When you reach the other side, you will be whole. The loss will no longer have control of you.
After healing, many men feel a desire to give back to the community, to help others who are contemplating abortion or grieving an abortion. Some want to help in other ways, by teaching or mentoring or serving. If you feel called to share your gift of healing with others, we want to hear from you. We would like to connect you with people in your community who can benefit from your generosity.
Many men also find their faith strengthened as a result of post-abortion healing. Whether you were active in a faith tradition before you began or not, you may want to become more involved now. We have resources to share and can help you find a house of worship or prayer/ministry groups.