Abortion

Abortion Conversation Projects and those connected with ACP have produced guides and resources about abortion care.

Healthy Coping After an Abortion
"Many women wonder how they will feel emotionally after an abortion. Some women are already having a difficult time deciding what to do or are experiencing intense feelings about abortion. Others have had previous problems coping with stress and are not sure how they will deal with an abortion. A lot of women have heard stories about other women who had problems afterward and wonder if that will happen to them. Here is some information."

A Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Resolution After an Abortion
Excerpt: "We often say that a decision to end a pregnancy is complex. What do we mean by “complex?” We mean that there are many factors to consider, that there are many feelings, and that it affects other people. Lots to think about! Our intention with this guide is to help you find your way back into your life. When we heal, we do come back into the world a little different. We bring with us some new insights about our life, our situation and our decisions."

Pregnant? Need Help? Pregnancy Options Workbook
From introduction: "If this workbook is in your hands, you are probably pregnant and not sure what to do. You’re in the right place. Read on. The people who put together this book support you no matter what you choose. We have tried to give you a realistic picture of all the choices you can make--abortion, adoption, and being a parent. You will find exercises to help you make the best decision for you."

 

Additional Resources

A list of additional resources for those considering abortion.

Abortion Providers

Abortion Care Network A network of high-quality independent abortion providers. Their site has lots of information for those considering an abortion.

National Abortion Federation The NAF website offers maps that allow you to highlight clinics in your area while the NAF Hotline referral line 1-877-257-0012 provides referrals to member clinics in the U.S. and Canada (no funding assistance on this line.)

Planned Parenthood Look for clinics that list ‘abortion services’ among their services.

Abortion Clinics Online and Abortion.com all list abortion clinics by state and city.

Abortion Funding

National Network of Abortion Funds The Network can help people who need financial assistance to obtain an abortion by connecting you to abortion funds in your area, and providing information about using Medicaid or insurance.

National Abortion Federation Unbiased information about abortion and financial assistance. Call toll-free 1-800-772-9100 (this is a different number than the one for abortion provider referrals).

Counseling

ALL OPTIONS A talkline that promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for people in all their decisions, feelings and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion, both pre and post your decision. 

Exhale A post-abortion talkline that provides emotional support, resources and information.

Faith Aloud An organization of people of diverse religious faiths who support reproductive justice. Faith Aloud offers online resources and free telephone counseling with supportive religious clergy.

Imagine Counseling A pro-choices counseling service that understands that for some women there are very difficult emotional issues that arise around the issue and experience of abortion.  

Men and Abortion Factual, spiritual and emotional information and support for men.

Peace After Abortion If you are having distress after an abortion, you can begin the healing process by exploring these pages.

Before and After Abortion Audio Workbook This pro-choices counseling session is for women who want to work through their thoughts and feelings before making a choice about a pregnancy.

Connect and Breathe Connect & Breathe is an after-abortion, unbiased talkline, creating safe spaces to talk about abortion experiences, providing support and encouragement of self-care.