Deciding to go through with an abortion is a very difficult decision. There are many short term and long term effects. Abortion often effects a woman physically, psychologically and in their relationship with friends, family and spouse. Though in a different way, men are very much effected as well. There is help for those that seek reconciliation and healing. Below are some of the local resources many of which are free or at low cost.
Click here to read and see testimony of local people who have made the difficult decision of abortion.
Project Rachel of San Antonio
Project Rachel is a confidential program for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion. Abortion touches every family in some way, and you may be suffering in the aftermath of your own or someone else’s abortion. Project Rachel of San Antonio offers a retreats, support groups, one-to-one ministry, and referral to priests and counselors who understand your suffering and know how to help. We also offer literature and education programs about the social, medical, psychological and spiritual effects of abortion. All services are confidential.
San Antonio: (210)342-4673, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Braunfels: (830)481-3546
Silent No More Awareness
Silent No More Awareness is a Campaign whereby Christians make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion.
The Campaign began November 11th, 2002. As of July, 2012 the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has held 1,119 Gatherings in 10 countries & 48 states with 5,554 women and men sharing their abortion testimonies.
There are 1,637 testimonies posted on the Campaign website, with over 214 that are shared via video! Currently there are 11,750 people registered with the Campaign representing 67 countries.
People who are not ready to join the Campaign, are invited to ‘register their regret’. So far, 2,610 women and 323 men have said they regret their abortion or lost fatherhood.
In 2011, we surveyed Campaign members; 328 surveys were returned – 310 women/18 men representing 450 abortions. More than ½ didn’t begin looking for healing until after 20 years. The longest was 36 years and the shortest was 1 month. The majority shared their testimony and gave us permission to share it.
Many people responding to the survey made comments of how the campaign has positively impacted their lives.
Dignity Women's Center offers counseling as part of an effort to treat the whole person - mind, body, and soul for individuals, families, couples, and adolescents. Our counselors are members of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and strive to create an environment that is welcoming and non-judgmental.
Amber Pilkington, M. Psy., LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
Amber Pilkington is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. She received her
Masters of Psychology from the University of Dallas in 2008. Additionally, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Catholic studies with minors in Theology and Philosophy.
She has worked for a year as a Mental Health Counselor at Menninger Specialty Psychiatric Hospital in Houston, Texas. She has also worked at Timberlawn Mental Health Hospital in Dallas, Texas on the inpatient trauma unit and for Immaculate Conception Church in Denton, Texas. She is excited about moving to San Antonio to work for Dignity Women’s Center. She has published an article and book review in "The Humanistic Psychologist."
Amber Pilkington has experience in integrating a client's spiritual beliefs into therapy. She provides a warm, non-judgmental environment for exploring all areas of your life. If you are looking for one of the few Catholic therapists who have a degree not only in Psychology but also Theology, Amber Pilkington would be happy to help you.
Darlene D. Jimenez, Licensed Professional Counselor
(210)735-9341 134 E. Mistletoe, San Antonio, Tx 78212
Operation Outcry is a ministry of The Justice Foundation that seeks to end the pain of abortion in America and around the world by mobilizing women and men hurt by abortion who share their true stories of the devastating effects of abortion.
Sarah's Hope and Abraham's Promise healing retreats.
By uniting recovery efforts, ARIN encourages and extends healing opportunities to those wounded by abortion and enlightens society to the effects of abortion on individuals and families.