How do you support a friend who has had an abortion?
I have done this for a friend in the past. She was scared and alone. The procedure requires a support buddy to drive you home. I went to her appointments with her and then stayed with her through the procedure. She needed emotional support and I was able to provide it. I listened when necessary and I consoled her when she needed it. Most importantly, I set aside my beliefs to do this.I recognized that they were mine and that I was not in her shoes so I had no right to judge her. I know that this made all of the difference in the world. She now has a masters in business and three beautiful daughters, and I have grown up as well. I have new beliefs, and I very proud that I could see past my own ideas to be a good friend.
I’ve done this before. You know your friend more than we do. Make sure you raise your intuition a little higher and just be a bit more sensitive to her needs. Whether that’s someone to listen to her, distract her, talk to her, whatever it is she might need. She might be a little distant or quiet compare to her usual ways, but don’t take any offense. A quiet girls night in helped my friends, so that might help her too.