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Abortion also affects men on a physical, emotional and spiritual level as well. When a man makes a decision to abort, believes that he has no say-so in a woman’s decision, or is not included in the abortion decision, his experience of loss can be felt in a number of ways. “The few published studies concerning men suggest that, like women, men may experience grief, anxiety, guilt, helplessness, and anger.”

Our counseling is offered to men who are grieving a loss from abortion. Many men do not know that they have a place that will provide the support to effectively grieve their loss. Our counselors provide a compassionate and respectful approach that facilitates the healing process.

Coyle, Catherine. “Post-Abortion Trauma in Men Still Overlooked.” The Unchoice. 2006 Elliot Institute.
B. Raphael, The Anatomy of Bereavement (New York: Basic Books, 1993). (as cited in Coyle, 2006.)
R. A. Gordon & C. Kilpatrick, “A program of group counseling for men who accompany women seeking legal abortions,” Community Mental Health Journal 13: 291-295 (1977). (as cited in Coyle, 2006.)
A. Shostak & G. McLouth, Men and Abortion: Lessons, Losses and Love (New York: Praeger, 1984). (as cited in Coyle, 2006.)