FAQ

What does Support After Abortion do?
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Support After Abortion does two things: 1) connects people seeking healing from abortion to those who provide healing and 2) equips leaders, counselors, clinicians and those impacted by abortion with the tools they need to help others heal or help themselves heal from an abortion experience. We create curriculum and resources, hold webinars, conferences, clinical meetings, and online trainings – all with compassion and without judgment – to reach our target audience and help them find hope and healing. Our consumer research shows that 90% of people hurting from abortion don’t know where to go for help.

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What is Abortion Healing?
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Abortion healing is ultimately working through your emotions and behaviors connected to your abortion experience and finding healing through the journey.

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Who wants or needs Abortion Healing?
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Abortion is a traumatic experience for many individuals and because of that trauma, complicated emotions, like anger, regret, grief, guilt, or even depression, pop up and can cause you to behave uncharacteristicly. Maybe you are just now making the connection to those emotions and behaviors to your abortion experience and don’t know where to turn for help. That’s what Support After Abortion is here for.

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What will I gain from Abortion Healing?
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So much! Freedom, peace, and hope are the biggest ones. By working through your emotions and feelings connected to the abortion, you can gain freedom from the behaviors that stemmed from the abortion experience and find that peace you’ve been searching for.

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Does Support After Abortion only help women who have experienced abortion?
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Support After Abortion helps both women and men who have experienced abortion, as well family members and friends who have been affected by an abortion. We help anyone who is struggling from an abortion to find hope and healing.

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Does Support After Abortion offer any services for men who have been impacted by abortion?
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Yes, Support After Abortion offers services and resources for men impacted by abortion by providing compassion, building leaders, creating resources, and expanding capacity for men’s healing. We have an entire team of men from various backgrounds dedicated to serving men in this capacity.

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What can I expect when I contact the HOPE Line?

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When you contact the HOPE Line, you will find safe, caring, compassionate help without judgment. Whether you are considering abortion for a current pregnancy or looking for support after experiencing abortion, we will listen and talk with you to identify the type of help you desire that best meets needs.

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Who responds to HOPE Line calls, texts, emails, social media messages?
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Our HOPE Line Support Team members include specially trained volunteers and Support After Abortion staff. They meet you where you are without judgment. Many of them have been in your shoes and can empathize with your situation, emotions, and circumstances. They all want to help men and women hurting from abortion to find help and healing.

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Are Support After Abortion's services free?

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Yes. There is never any cost to contact our HOPE Line or to be connected with an abortion healing provider or resource. We also have many free online and downloadable resources.

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How often can I contact Support After Abortion?

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As much as you need. We are here for you.

Can I remain anonymous?
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Absolutely.

Our research shows that the vast majority of both men and women seeking help following an abortion want to do so anonymously, which is why we offer many ways to connect with us that don’t require you to identify yourself. The only time you would need to provide your name is when you decide you would like us to refer you to an abortion healing provider. Even then, if you would like to remain anonymous to us, we can provide you with the information to contact a provider directly rather than have us make the connection for you.

Do I have to live in a certain city, state, or country for Support After Abortion to help me?

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No!

We help people no matter where they live.

 

Are Support After Abortion's services religiously based?
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Women and men hurting from abortion come from all walks of life and hold various religious and non-religious beliefs. Support After Abortion serves all in whatever way the individual would like without judgment. We offer both secular and religious healing programs and providers.
Are Support After Abortion's services politically based?
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Absolutely not. Abortion healing, grief, and reproductive loss are not political issues. Abortion affects individuals regardless of their political affiliation and at Support After Abortion, we strive to bridge that gap beyond politics and religion to focus on the individual who is hurting and to help them find the help, hope, and healing they deserve.

How do I become a Support After Abortion Provider?

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If you are a leader, clinician, social worker, counselor, therapist, pregnancy center, ministry, clergy, or anyone who currently offers or would like to offer abortion healing programs, please contact us. We offer free monthly webinars, clinical meetings, conference training, our online training center, curriculum, and resources.

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How do I become a Support After Abortion Volunteer?

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We invite you to explore the many opportunities we have available for you to share your time and talents to help raise awareness for abortion healing, work remotely with clients hurting from their abortion experiences, or assist remotely with administrative needs.

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How can I donate to help Support After Abortion bring hope and healing to women and men impacted by abortion?

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We appreciate all our donors and welcome any assistance you can provide to help us as many people who need healing from abortion as possible.

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How can I spread the word about Support After Abortion and the need for abortion healing?
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We have several options you can use to help spread our message.

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