After Abortion 

Every woman’s experience following an abortion is unique. Some women feel relieved, and some women regret their decision right away. Some women have deep feelings of loss, and others may not feel much at all. 

It’s common to feel many things all at once: Relief, anger, sadness, and hope can all exist at one time. That may sound and feel confusing, but it’s also normal. 

If you have had an abortion (or know someone who has), maybe you have noticed changes emotionally or physically. Why do you feel this way? Some women and men who have been involved in an abortion decision have feelings of sadness, loneliness, anger, or a lack of interest in work, school, or even sex.

 Many women and men, no matter what they feel, find it helpful to talk about their abortion experience. A trained professional, a family member, or a close friend can offer great support. Some women and men avoid talking through their feelings because they feel ashamed, or they fear the judgment of others.

 You might not have told your parents, friends, or significant other about your abortion decision. That doesn’t mean you need to sort out your feelings alone. In fact, the people close to you may be experiencing the same things. You can get help. 

We offer post-abortive care in both individual and group settings. All of our services are confidential. 

One thing that surprises many women and men is, sometimes these feelings don’t show up in the weeks and months after an abortion. Instead they will pop up years later. It can be overwhelming and confusing to deal with emotions from the distant past. It’s never too late get help or counseling. There is no time limit on your feelings.

 It doesn’t matter if your abortion was yesterday or 20 years ago. We can connect you to our SaveOne ministry where you can speak to someone about the way you feel right away.

 Just as every woman experiences abortion differently, every woman has a unique path to moving on.

 If you’re looking for emotional support after abortion, please contact us. We are here for you.

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Life Line Malta's phone line hours may vary at times, but please rest assured that you are very important to us. You may also opt to use the emergency 24 hour chat line service controlled and manned by OptionLine.org, based in the USA and independent from LifeLine Malta, or else send us an email and we will be sure to get back to you once a skilled listener becomes available.