The Abortion Care Network promotes post abortion emotional health and offers these post abortion resources.
Some of the most ground-breaking work on Post Abortion Emotional Health has come from the Abortion Care Network and its predecessors. Abortion providers in ACN member clinics usually provide some kind of counseling, or referral to counseling, to be sure women are comfortable with their decision. We understand that helping patients find resolution in their decision making increases good coping after an abortion and helps eliminate stigma surrounding abortion.
We have a long history of providing training to member clinics on helping women who seem at high risk for post abortion problems. Our training goes further to discuss ways that we can help promote “post abortion emotional health.” NCAP, our predecessor, was the first to adopt a statement on abortion providers and Post Abortion Emotional Health and every ACN clinic has copies of the informative handout, “Healthy Coping After an Abortion” developed by the Abortion Conversation Project. In addition, many clinics have in house counseling available after the abortion or refer to the national talklines. Many clinics also refer to the Pregnancy Options Workbook or the Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution after an Abortion. Another important resource is the handout You Are A Good Woman. Abortion providers at ACN member clinics are concerned about how women are feeling after an abortion and are making resources available to the patients they serve.
Resources Faith Aloud : Clergy and supporters dedicated to helping people with spiritual concerns about reproductive choices. Videos, Clergy talkline, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Pinterest, and newsletter.
www.yourbackline.org Backline, for women and their loved ones who want to talk about any aspect of the pregnancy experience, including post abortion or post pregnancy. Tollfree: 1.888.493.0092
www.4exhale.org: Exhale provides a talkline that is operated by trained peer counselors. Exhale counselors are multi-cultural, multi-racial and religiously diverse. Toll-free number, 1-866-4-EXHALE.
www.imaginecounseling.com: Imagine Counseling are completely pro-choice and also understand that for some women there are very difficult emotional issues that arise around the issue and experience of abortion. With over 25 years’ direct experience in providing abortion counseling and services, they have worked with thousands of women and men to help them find a sense of peace with whatever choices they make or have made about abortion, adoption or parenting.
ChoiceLinks (formerly ChoiceLinkUp.com) is our links to unbiased, accurate information about abortion, post abortion emotional health, and up-to-date listings of professionals who can help.
The Abortion Conversation Project (ACP) Helps people talk about abortion in one to one discussions as well as larger group discussions. ACP developed the handouts “Healthy Coping After an Abortion” "Especially to Men" and "Mom, Dad I'm Pregnant." They are now offering small grants to encourage abortion dialogue. Blog.
www.peaceafterabortion.com: This comprehensive site is based on the book, "Peace After Abortion". Although most women who have abortions do not experience negative feelings, some do. You will find information here to help you understand the origin of your emotional and spiritual pain. You will also find the stories of other women who have experienced distress related to an abortion. Several chapters now in Spanish. www.afterabortion.com: This site offers support, help and healing to women who've had an abortion. Help is offered through "peer support" recovery and online information. "Peer Support" means that there are no professional counselors or doctors at the site, just other women who have been through these experiences and understand them. www.imaginecounseling.com: Imagine Counseling are completely pro-choice and also understand that for some women there are very difficult emotional issues that arise around the issue and experience of abortion. With over 25 years’ direct experience in providing abortion counseling and services, they have worked with thousands of women and men to help them find a sense of peace with whatever choices they make or have made about abortion, adoption or parenting. www.imnotsorry.net: This site features personal stories of women who have had positive experiences with abortion.