I recently learned that a friend of mine had an abortion several years ago. She was pressured to do so by her boyfriend and fueled by her own fears of what her parents would do to her if they discovered she was pregnant. She has never forgiven herself for having the abortion and fights terrible depression.
I know abortion is a serious problem here - and it seems that there is little support for women who have had to make this terrible choice. Are there any support groups, professional therapists (not the usual doctors who simply throw medication at their patients), or other women here who might like to share their experiences, coping methods, healing process, etc.?
My friend doesn’t want help. She feels as though she deserves the punishment of depression, guilt, and feeling of failure.