Feeling a Sense of Mourning After an Abortion Experience

Megan’s Story

Megan thought this would finally be her year to attain some of those long-term goals she had envisioned for herself ever since she was in grade school. She had gotten into the Ivy-League school of her choice, was dating a handsome football player, and purchased her first new car with money from two jobs. But, just recently, she felt her life begin to unravel.

It began with some dreams she had involving frantically searching for a missing child. In the dreams, she remembered feeling desperate and hopeless as she called out to others to help her. Then, two days later, as she drove past some abortion protesters on a clinic sidewalk, it triggered flashbacks about her own abortion three years ago. She recalled five people waving signs outside the clinic as she drove up with her ex-boyfriend. One of the protesters had even tried to get her attention as she was rushed away by a clinic worker. After entering the clinic, she realized this was going to be the worst day of her life.

As painful memories about the abortion flooded her mind, Megan began to sob. She could no longer deny feelings of profound sadness, despair, and grief. It was then that she began to realize she was in the beginning stages of mourning the loss of her child. But why now?

Mourning the Loss

Mourning the loss of a child is never easy and the emotions involved can seem complicated. For some women, mourning the loss of the child can come soon after the abortion but, for many, mourning doesn’t begin until many years later.

It is important to know that, regardless of the time span, processing through the difficult emotions in a safe environment can allow healing to begin. Your life doesn’t have to be controlled by the grief you feel. There is help available.

Reach Out Today 

The Restore After Abortion program offers free, non-judgmental post-abortion care for teens and adults. Our caring team can help you process through the emotional pain. To make an appointment or for more information, please call or text us at 630-599-0043. Begin your journey towards healing today.

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