Crisis Pregnancy Help

Have courage. You are not alone. There are organizations that will help with free services such as pregnancy testing and helping you plan your future.  They are waiting for your call.  (See the list below.)

Many women have an abortion under the assumption that it will be a quick easy fix that will enable them to get on with their lives. They can be unpleasantly surprised to find themselves later suffering from grief, depression, or guilt, with many other possible aftereffects/consequences.

Women tend to suffer alone and in silence, thinking that nobody else has experienced the same complications. They are also afraid of being scorned as a weakling if they admit to emotional difficulty following their abortion.

There is help for women who are having difficulty “getting on with their lives.” We hope that (1) pregnant women will consult pregnancy centers for resources that will allow them to have their babies and that (2) women (and men) hurting from a past abortion will find their way into programs that will help them.

Pregnancy centers in the local Rochester area

Place of Hope www.placeofhopeprc.com,
Focus Pregnancy Center www.rochesterprolife.org ,
Crossroads www.greecepregnancy.com,
Birthright http://birthright.org/en/landingpage/lp-rochesternymain ,
Women’s Care Center  www.rochesterwomenscare.com,
and Embracing Options  www.embracingoptions.org

If abortion has changed you and you have difficulty “getting on with your life”

Here are some resources that may help you understand what has happened to you and find counseling services that understand where you are.

Post abortion programs: Project Rachel www.hopeafterabortion.com
and Rachel’s Vineyard www.rachelsvineyard.org

Physical and psychosocial complications of abortion: www.nrlc.org/factsheets/
Relationship changes: www.abortionchangesyou.com
Effects on men: http://theunchoice.com/men.htm

Special needs

Life can be difficult at all stages. For those wrestling with problems related to pregnancy, newborns with health problems, and serious and terminal illnesses at any age, sometimes we feel all alone. With the burgeoning of information, however, there is company, information, and help to be had, much of it via the Web.