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After Your Abortion

Since every woman’s experience and response is unique, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to feel after your abortion. A woman may experience any number of emotions after the procedure.

Emotions may range from feeling relieved and thankful, to feelings of sadness. These are all normal responses. Many of our patients find comfort in the support of friends, family, or other loved ones.

We also realize that some of our patients do not have a support network that they can turn to at this time. At Presidential Women’s Center, we recognize and understand the individual emotional needs of all of our patients. Our trained staff is always available to speak with patients and their loved ones in confidence, before and after the procedure.

After your abortion, if needed, we are able to provide referrals to therapists in our community.

Be secure in knowing that we understand that your decision on this very private and personal matter is, after all, your private and personal decision. We are here to help answer your questions, care for your concerns, and support your choices.

Although many of us have grown up taking the right to choose for granted, we hope our patients realize how delicate and fragile this right actually is. The difference of only one judge’s decision on an abortion or reproductive healthcare case is all that is required to completely change the availability of this healthcare service for women.

In many areas of the United States, women must travel very long distances to receive abortion care because the political climate in their state or city will not support protections of their right to choose.

Please remember this when you enter the voting booth, when you choose and support elected representatives and judges, and when you discuss these issues with your friends.

Our right to choose — your right to choose — was not always available, safe, and protected.

Each one of us needs to be personally responsible and committed to keep this protection safe and available for other women, now and for the future.