Are You Hurting?

The decision to have an abortion is difficult and often occurs during a time of personal crisis. Some women may find themselves wondering why they might feel upset, angry or confused after having an abortion when they believed the abortion would bring the personal crisis to an end. Many women, no matter what they feel, find it helpful to talk about their abortion. A trained professional, a family member, or a close friend can offer great support. Some women 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. That doesn't mean you need to sort out your feelings alone. The Alpha Center provides free, non-judgmental, confidential support to any woman or man experiencing the emotions or physical symptoms from a past abortion.


  • Emotional numbness or explosive emotions
  • Frequent sleep disturbances or recurring nightmares
  • Reliance on drugs and/or alcohol to manage pain
  • Inability to maintain healthy relationships
  • Isolation or thoughts of self-harm
  • Depression or anxiety