Birth Choice of San Marcos will offer a two-day healing retreat for women suffering from post-abortion trauma on March 6-7. Dr. Heather Mechanic and Barbara Olsen, both M.F.C.C.s and professing Christians, will conduct the retreat as they do every year.
Grace Denny, director of the Birth Choice pregnancy center, said that, “…women who choose to abort a child [often] grieve for their babies…Grief can be expressed through eating disorders, promiscuity, depression and nightmares, just to name a few.” She further explained that symptoms may not develop for 10 or 15 years and usually surface when another stressful event triggers “memories and feelings from their abortions.”
For more information, call Denny confidentially at (619) 744-1313 or (619) 471-2954. The seminar’s $25 cost includes meals.
The center offers personal and confidential help to all women at any stage of pregnancy at no cost and has a 24-hour hot line: 1-800-848-LOVE.