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Text Choices at 423-415-4788 from 10am-4pm or make an appointment today.

Call Choices (423) 892-0803

Break the Silence

Finding healing after your abortion is a phone call away.

Choices provides a safe place to talk about your abortion experience. Whether you had an abortion many years ago or very recently, we understand that you may need to talk through your emotions and feelings surrounding your abortion. Confidential counseling and support is available to anyone who has had an abortion, or to those who have been touched by abortion such as partners, friends, or grandparents.

ARISE, our after-abortion care groups meet regularly and provide safe, confidential support. We’d love to have you join us.

Many of our trained staff and volunteers have been exactly where you are and want you to help you live fully and freely. Contact ARISE and break the silence today.

Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS)
Post-abortion syndrome occurs after an abortion and can be experienced by both men and women. Symptoms are similar to those in any post-traumatic stress disorder and may involve psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual distress. Basically, it is the personal struggle to work through thoughts and feelings about an abortion. The ultimate goal is to come to peace with those involved in the decision to end the life of a child. Reactions to an abortion will vary from person to person but everyone involved in the decision will be changed by it. One of our clients said, “I came to the clinic through the front door. I left through the back door, a different person.”

Symptoms of post-abortion syndrome will vary, and those affected by abortion will not possess all signs of the disorder. In fact, some symptoms may not surface until five to twenty years following an abortion.

If you feel you may be struggling with PASS, please contact us today.

Common symptoms of Post Abortion Stress Syndrome
  • Guilt
  • Numbness
  • Emotionally cold and unresponsive
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal impulses
  • Alcohol and/or drug use
  • Nightmares
  • Dating disorders
  • Anxiety over fertility and childbearing issues
  • Loss of interest in sex OR increased sexual activity or high risk behavior
  • Avoidance of baby reminders (like baby showers, baby stores, etc.)
  • Over-protection of living children
  • Pre-occupation with becoming pregnant again
  • Strained relationship with living children
  • Resentment toward those who were involved in the abortion decision

If you feel you may be struggling with PASS, please contact us today.

ARISE Direct Line: 423-266-8322 or make an appointment to come talk to someone.

All calls are completely confidential.

Choices Chattanooga is a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the state of Tennessee. All services are confidential and free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome but ultrasounds are available by appointments only. Choices does not refer for or perform abortions.