How can I deal with the guilt I feel over a past abortion? I thought I'd get over it quickly and move on with my life, but my remorse and regret have only gotten worse over the years. I feel trapped, isolated, and desperate.
You're not alone. We've heard from many women who express similar feelings of guilt over a past abortion. And the message we've shared with them is the same one we hold out to you now:
God loves you, and forgiveness is available. There is no mistake so big, no guilt so profound, no sin so overwhelming that it cannot be washed away through faith in Jesus Christ.
In the words of the Bible, "For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us" (Psalm 103:11-12, ESV).
Would you call our Counseling department? It's a free over-the-phone consultation. Our counselors would be pleased to offer you an understanding and listening ear – and they'd be glad to come alongside you in any way they can.
In the meantime, we encourage you to read a free online booklet that speaks directly to the emotions you've expressed: "Healing the Hurt." May the Lord touch your life in a powerful way.
Healing the Hurt
Hope & Healing After Abortion (resource list)