How To Be There For A Friend After Her Abortion

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There’s So Much More Than The Procedure

An abortion is about so much more than a visit to a doctor’s office. An abortion can be a multi-week, multi-month or multi-year event in a person’s life. Remember that there was a partner involved. There could have been a fallout or complications or conflict with that relationship surrounding this decision. This abortion may have come with a breakup or a divorce. There are family members who also feel entitled to their feelings and opinions. She may have family she had to hide this from. She may have family who’ve since distanced themselves from her. While it would be nice if everyone could just support and not judge, that’s probably not what your friend experienced. Acknowledge that this was bigger than a procedure.

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