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Will I be Able To Forgive Myself If I HAve An Abortion

"While help is available, any decision that has the potential to impact a woman’s emotional well-being should be approached with caution."

For many women facing an unplanned pregnancy, the thought of having an abortion can feel gut-wrenching.  Many women who have spent their whole lives telling other people that abortion is “wrong” can suddenly find themselves thinking it just might be the best solution for their own unique situation.  And when the heart is out of sync with the head, it can be hard to think clearly.

Here’s what you need to consider:  abortion is a major decision that no woman should take lightly.  It impacts women physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  And while some women experience no negative thoughts or feelings following an abortion; others experience regret and other types of painful emotions.  You should know that denial and other coping mechanisms have also been reported.  You can read more about the potential negative impact of abortion by clicking here.

Guilt and shame can make it difficult for some women to move forward following an abortion.  If you find yourself struggling following an abortion, you need to know help is available.  You can read more about the kind of help that is available by clicking here.

While help is available, any decision that has the potential to impact a woman’s emotional well-being should be approached with caution.  If you find yourself with an unplanned pregnancy, it is important to take the time you need to learn about all of your options and how each might impact your long-term health. 

At Alcove Health Women’s Clinic in Newport News, we provide a safe space for you to process your options, along with the medically accurate information you need to make an informed decision.  Call us today at 757-591-8141 to schedule your free appointment.  

By Sheri, Client Advocate


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