Nearly 1 in 4 women will have an abortion by age 45. This is a safe, common health procedure. It's very likely you know someone who has had an abortion. Unsafe abortion is a leading cause of maternal death, and it can also lead to physical and mental health complications.  

Like any life event, it’s normal to have mixed feelings before, during, or after an abortion.  

Whether you experience grief, relief, guilt, or a complex mixture of feelings, this is normal and valid. These feelings what make us human.  

Abortions and pregnancy loss also happen under different circumstances, both personal and medical. Whether you’re supporting yourself or a loved one through an abortion, you’re not alone.

As the leading resource on all things grief and post-loss, we compiled expert resources to guide yourself or a loved one through this process.

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If you need to talk to someone....

Abortion Hotline

Get support around abortion, pregnancy loss, or miscarriage. 

Crisis Textline
Text HOME to 741741

Connect with a free crisis counselor 24/7. Though not pregnancy-specific, these providers are ready to help. 

M+A Hotline

The Miscarriage and Abortion Hotline is a 100% confidential, secure call or text line operated by a team of doctors with specific experience in abortion and miscarriage. Call or text for medical support. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Trained domestic violence advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially for anyone seeking resources and help related to domestic violence or relationship abuse. 

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