You may remember your concern for your daughter or son and your desire for them to be free to move on with their lives. And you sometimes remember your disappointment, and perhaps anger, at the fact that your child's life took an unexpected turn such as this. And, sometimes you remember the deeply personal loss of your grandchild.
We are sorry for your loss. We encourage you to begin your healing journey so that, if in the future, your child seeks you out to journey with them as they resolve an abortion loss, you will be free to do so. At this time, we can offer you a compassionate ear and try to connect you with others who can understand and support your healing journey.
Sometimes the parents of the mother and father of the aborted child struggle after learning of an abortion decision. They express a sense of personal sadness and loss. They might express a sense of disappointment that their child made this decision without consulting them. Sometimes they express some anger over the turn of events. They often express great concern for their son or daughter.
Grandparents often describe their experience in these terms:
If you encouraged or participated in the abortion, your son or daughter
may be regretful and grieving. You may find peace in asking forgiveness
from your daughter or son, and you will want to ask for God’s forgiveness.
The Catholic Church lovingly offers this help with neither judgment nor
condemnation, offering hope and healing to the hurting.
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