Lighthouse Pregnancy Care Center

Post-Abortion Recovery

1801 21st Street, Suite 5
Bakersfield, CA, 93301

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On the outside everything looks fine. You look and act just like everyone else. But, on the inside everything is not fine! What no one else sees is the hidden pain caused by an abortion. You are not alone! Your feelings are normal and typical of women who have had an abortion(s).

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Christy found out she was pregnant the day after her fifteenth birthday.

She was scared! At first her boyfriend seemed happy, but a week later he told her he wanted her to get an abortion or he would dump her.

Christy went to her parents and they too wanted her to have an abortion threatening to kick her out if she didn’t. Feeling alone and confused, she gave in to the pressure and chose to have an abortion. Christy’s mother took her to the abortion clinic and it was never again discussed, her father told her to just forget it ever happened and not to tell anyone.

Even though Christy did what her boyfriend wanted, he soon stopped calling and was already involved in another relationship.

A month after the abortion, Christy was depressed and struggled to just get out of bed in the morning. Again, feeling very alone and overwhelmed by her feelings of sadness and guilt, she began to experience anger toward those she had trusted the most, her boyfriend and her parents.

Christy began losing weight, and desperate to feel better she began to use drugs and alcohol.

What happened to Christy
happens to thousands of women every year.

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Overview of Abortion Statistics in the United States
At current rates, about one in three American women will have had an abortion by the time she reaches age 45.
Half of all pregnancies to American women are unintended; half of these end in abortion.
In 2002, 1.29 million abortions occurred.
88% of abortions occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
A broad cross section of U.S. women have abortions.
57% of women having abortions are in their 20s;
60% have one or more children;
67% have never married;
88% live in a metropolitan area
54% of women having abortions used contraceptives in the month they became pregnant; and
78% report a religious affiliation.

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