Our vision is to end the demand for abortion by healing those impacted by abortion.
Support After Abortion is a catalyst to inspire compassion among people, promote collaboration with leaders, and build capacity for programming.
EP 48 Support After Abortion A Catalyst For Change with Wendy Gianocola
Connection, Collaboration and Exploring Options for Abortion Recovery – Carolyn Fransden, Program Coordinator for Support After Abortion, sits down with Wendy Gianocola to discuss various Abortion Recovery programs, and how to stay connected, and collaborate during the pandemic.
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Using Compassion to Communicate Truth and Increase Abortion Healing
Lisa Rowe, CEO of Support After Abortion, sits down with the Minority Outreach and Healthy Relationships Director, Toni McFadden, to discuss the importance of compassion and truth to build capacity for abortion healing.
Using Compassion to Turn the Pain of Abortion into Purpose
Lisa Rowe, CEO of Support After Abortion, sits down with author, speaker and founder of SheFoundHisGrace.org, Serena Dyksen, about how compassion and collaboration can increase the number of men and women who seek abortion healing, and heal generations of wounds within families.
Collaboration and Compassion to Help heal Abortion Survivors
Lisa Rowe, CEO of Support After Abortion, sits down with Melissa Ohden, President and Founder of Abortion Survivors Network to discuss what abortion survivors experience and how we can be a catalyst for change to bring more compassion into their healing process.
More Collaboration brings More Healing after Abortion
Lisa Rowe, CEO of Support After Abortion and founder of Arise Daughter, Sylvia Blakely discuss Sylvia’s journey and the importance of collaboration to increase support for those seeking healing after abortion.
The Far-Reaching Impacts of Abortion on Relationships
Theresa Bonopartis, Director of Lumina: Hope and Healing After Abortion and Support After Abortion CEO Lisa Rowe, discuss the far-reaching impacts of abortion on women and their relationships.
Reproductive Loss: The Striking Similarities Between Abortion and Miscarriage
Heidi Inlow, Operations Coordinator of Support After Abortion, and Lisa Rowe, CEO of Support After Abortion, discuss the striking similarities between abortion and miscarriage. Together they address what leaders within the abortion recovery movement need to do to improve their capacity to serve those impacted by miscarriage loss.
Proactive Prevention: Getting to the Root of the Issue of Abortion
Speaker Pam Stenzel of Enlighten and Support After Abortion CEO Lisa Rowe discuss the importance of getting in front of the issue of abortion with a revolutionary approach to end the demand for abortion..
Grief: The Missing Step in Abortion Healing
Trudy Mae Johnson, Founder of Missing Pieces and author, and Lisa Rowe, CEO of Support After Abortion, identify the missing step in grief through abortion healing. These experts discuss the importance of grief validation, the dangers of dismissing it, and how Trudy’s resource fills in the gaps.
Three Thought Provoking Questions That Can Improve Our Capacity to Serve
Although abortion is socially acceptable, it is openly not discussed. Catherine Davis believes that men and women secretly carry their abortion experiences for decades due in part to our culture.
4 Action Steps the Pro-Life Movement Needs to Take
“It’s widely known that the Pro-Life movement is passionate about putting an end to abortion. While the mission of Support After Abortion also focuses on ending abortion, it centers more around healing those who have been impacted by abortion.”
The Importance of Self-Care for Leaders
We strive to humanize abortion through stories of compassion, and we work to unite leaders and organizations through collaboration within the abortion healing movement. We believe the health and wellbeing of leaders in the healing industry is important as it impacts their ability or capacity to serve.
The Support After Abortion Men’s Task Force 2021 Initiative
“Recently the abortion healing movement has shifted its focus from the mother to the impact abortion has on entire families. As society begins to talk about the impacts of abortion, we see men need healing after abortion, too. Committed to providing compassion, building leaders, and expanding capacity for men’s healing, Support After Abortion is launching a new Men’s Task Force.”
One Man’s Role in Abortion Healing
The impacts of abortion are far-reaching. Abortion does not just impact the woman choosing to have one, but it also impacts family and friends. Ten years ago, Carolyn Frandsen, Support After Abortion Programming Coordinator, had an abortion. Two years later, she met her now-husband, Adam Frandsen.
“I Couldn’t Even Hold My Son”—Abortion’s Impact on Parent-Child Attachment
“The birth of my son was supposed to be the happiest day of my life, but instead, it was the saddest,” shares Carolyn Frandsen, Programming Coordinator of Support After Abortion. After three years of running from the pain of her abortion experience, the day her son was placed in her arms was the day Carolyn learned she couldn’t run anymore.
Coaching—The Science and Value behind the Questioning Approach
With a mission to build and strengthen abortion healing worldwide, Support After Abortion is open to innovative approaches and methodologies that will help us to achieve our goal. We realize that collaboration amongst leaders is necessary to grow our capacity and truly make a difference in the abortion healing movement. So, when we learned about Chris McCluskey’s data-driven approach with a 97% success rate, our interest was piqued.
Directional Research: Moving to Meet Individuals Where They Are
Although Support After Abortion became a 501c3 in April 2020, the dream of a comprehensive network to serve the men and women impacted by abortion began some 7 years ago. The CEO of Support After Abortion, Lisa Rowe, and President of the Board of Directors, Janine Marrone, discuss how the consumer research has guided the steps of Support After Abortion.