Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome (P.A.S.S.)
What is it?
Researchers describe P.A.S.S. as a woman’s inability to (1) process the fear, anger, sadness and guilt surrounding her abortion, (2) grieve the loss of her baby, and (3) come to peace with God, herself, and others involved in the abortion decision.
Some symptoms are…
- Psychological “numbing”
- Anniversary Syndrome
- Alcohol and drug abuse
On November 6, 2001, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment to an appropriations bill (H.R. 3061, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002). Section 227 of that amendment acknowledges the existence of Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome.
God promises in Jeremiah 29:13-14, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you and will bring you back from captivity.”
Steps to Healing
If you are ready to deal with your abortion, Lifeline Family Center can help lead you to healing through the Healing Hearts Bible Study. (Strict confidentiality is honored.)
The steps include the following:
- Breaking through denial
- Working through guilt and experiencing God’s forgiveness
- Releasing anger and forgiveness towards yourself or anyone else who was involved with the abortion
- Grieving the loss of your aborted child or children
It is our prayer that you do not run from the chance to experience God’s forgiveness and healing, but grasp onto His promises and hope.
Healing Hearts Ministry
New Healing Hearts classes begin:
January 22nd – March 26th
Wednesday Nights from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Healing Hearts Bible Study was formed out of a desire to see women freed from the bondage of guilt and grief that follow an abortion, miscarriage or direct association with someone having had an abortion. This study was prepared for women who have experienced some degree of remorse or regret and want to experience healing in their relationship with God.
A ten week program focusing on healing the mental, emotional and spiritual devastation experienced by women who have suffered an abortion is offered through Lifeline Family Center, Inc. These sessions (seasonal scheduling) are held at our center on Wednesday’s from 7:00PM to 9:00 PM.
For more information or to register for the next class, please contact Sara at Lifeline Family Center, Inc. 239.242.7238
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
A Place for Healing…
The purpose of the Florida Memorial for the Unborn is to help those who have experienced the loss of an unborn child due to abortion or miscarriage. Many times meaningful closure can be reached by giving the child a name, finding a place and way to memorialize him or her and allowing yourself to grieve your loss. The Florida Memorial for the Unborn provides a serene place to memorialize your child, grieve and pray.