Our Purpose

Support After Abortion provides options-based healing for those impacted by abortion to military and veterans worldwide.

Healing for Military and Veterans

According to a study of 7,000 active duty women surveyed by the Department of Defense in 2008, 11% reported an unplanned pregnancy in one year. In a second study, approximately 43% of unplanned pregnancies in the United States end in abortion. In a third research study cited by CNN, 20%-40% of women in the military experience rape or attempted rape during their military career. Learn more about the research.

Because the military is mission-centered, it is of the utmost importance that personnel be of sound mind and focused on the task at hand. When an abortion experience goes unhealed and is suppressed, the pain and grief could threaten to surface at any moment. An unhealed abortion experience could potentially place oneself and the lives of others in danger. Jody shared a story about a woman who, while in flight school was dealing with an unhealed abortion experience. The woman remembers the after abortion grief being so sudden and overwhelming that for a moment, she considered taking the plane she was piloting down in a suicide attempt.

Abortion recovery is of equal importance for veterans. Veterans often have a difficult time re-entering and adjusting to civilian life. Having to adapt to civilian life while trying to manage an unhealed abortion experience can also be dangerous. An unexpected trigger could cause an individual to go into a downward spiral, directly impacting his or her family and daily life.

Every person in the military has a mission to accomplish, which makes their need for healing my top priority. We know that people impacted by abortion deal with anger, grief, shame and thoughts of suicide. So, it’s imperative that we extend and invite people for healing so they can do their jobs with focus and clarity.

Meet our Healing Network Partner

A veteran, a Commander’s wife, and one personally impacted by abortion, Jody Duffy is committed to abortion healing for military personnel and veterans. Jody’s husband, whom she met at Officer Basic Course, is a retired Two-Star General.

Jody has spent a lifetime immersed in the military and provides invaluable insight and relatability, having experienced military life on multiple levels and in various roles.

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