“Many women who have had abortions (and men who have been involved in those decisions) deny the humanity of the child being aborted. I certainly did. Often that’s the only way to deal with what’s happening. Then when you see these graphic images the humanity of the unborn can no longer be denied.
“The first time I saw images like these I was already years into healing from my abortion and it still crushed me! I didn’t see just parts in those pictures. I saw my child. Even now it’s difficult to see those pictures.” Lori Navrodztke
With over 3000 women a day choosing abortion, there are individuals all around us facing the same hurt and pain that Lori is expressing. There may be men and women in your family, at your work, in your church, or on your Facebook page who are hurting. Maybe you are the one hurting from a past abortion experience.
You are not the only one
Thousands of women and men across the country suffer the after-effects of abortion, which can include*:
- Bouts of crying
- Eating disorders
- Intense grief/sadness
- Emotional numbness
- Lowered self esteem
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Flashbacks / nightmares
- Suicidal urges
- Fear of Pregnancy / Pregnant women
- Anxiety / panic attacks
- Repeated abortions / crisis pregnancies
- Difficulty with relationships
- inability to forgive self or others
- Fears of punishment from God
If you (or someone you love) are hurting from an abortion please call Toll-Free:
National Hotline: 1-877-HOPE-4-ME (1-877-467-3463)
Fresno (English) 1-877-629-6626
Fresno (Spanish) 1-888-686-8537
Other Resources for Hope and Healing
Pregnancy Care Center – Fresno
How can I communicate with someone who has had a personal experience with abortion?
It can seem overwhelming, how can I relate to someone who is hurting from an abortion? What can I say to make it better? What if I make it worse? Steve Wagner and Rebecca Haschke from Justice for All give their experiences of dialoguing with individuals who have experienced abortion.