A Message from Bernadette Goulding

I have been working in abortion recovery since 2003.  I have been privileged to meet and help so many wonderful women who have suffered the loss of their children to abortion.  As a society we know how to debate about abortion as a political issue but we don’t know how to talk about it in an intimate and personal level.  There is no social norm for dealing with abortion loss.  There are no ceremonies, whether joyous or mournful.  Instead we try to ignore it.

 

We set up Women Hurt as a portal for women who regret and are suffering in silence.  So many women tell me that carrying this big secret has been such a huge burden for them.  Many had never shared that secret with anyone. Abortion encourages isolation and secrecy.  Perhaps your identity has been wrapped up in shame, guilt and self loathing, or despair. Who would you be without this heart ache and grief?  Please don’t let this fear paralyze you.

 

Women Hurt is an emotionally safe place to share your story.  As with any trauma, processing what has happened and being able to tell your story helps to diminish its damaging effects.  Remember each time you share your story, it will get easier.  Although you may be feeling very anxious about sharing your story, sharing with other women who are struggling with the same issues can be a wonderful way to end your isolation and journey together to triumph over grief and find new meaning and purpose to your life.

 

Email us or call us.  We are here to help you find healing and peace in your life.  You will be greeted with compassion and respect.

 

C.S. Lewis said: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending”.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Bernadette

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