How do you support a friend who has had an abortion?

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How do you support a friend who has had an abortion?

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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.

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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.

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This is a difficult question for me to answer, considering that I am pro-life. But, just being there for her, talk to her, listen to her and consoling her is the best way to support her. I’m sorry she went through this, but abortion is something that I do not support.

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kiskidee23

The most you can do is be there for her. Listen and respond when necessarily. Supporting someone means not being judgmental and asking too many questions. When you tell her that you will be there for her, make sure you follow through but not to the point that you feel drained; know your limits.