“I believe the HEART group allows, encourages and compels you to find God and what He wants for you in the process of grieving, discovering and claiming His forgiveness, and looking to the future with HOPE!” -A CMBC HEART graduate
Joining a HEART group will allow you to:
What Leads to the Decision to Have an Abortion?
Many women who have abortions are very uncertain about their decisions. On one hand their feelings say, “This is my baby ... I will do what I need to in order to protect and nurture this child.” On the other hand, their circumstances say, “This is not a good time to have a baby...abortion is legal and easy; it’ll be as if it never happened...it’s the only solution to this mess.”
One writer said “No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg. Abortion is a tragic attempt to escape a desperate situation...”
There is Hope
Find safety and healing in a HEART post-abortion support group. HEART (Healing Encouragement for Abortion-Related Trauma) is a reconciliation ministry of the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Greater Portland. The group is a 14-week bible study support group that allows women to heal from the grief and experience forgiveness for their abortion.
“My heart was set free from the guilt and shame I had been hiding behind, and I was healed from grief I had not recognized before. HEART provided a safe and accepting group of women who shared a common past. I gained Biblical perspective from the Bible study applications where God spoke to me and set me free.” -A CMBC HEART graduate
How Do I Get Help?
Call 503-22HEART—a confidential voicemail—and leave a message with your name and contact information. A HEART leader will contact you within 24 hours.
Pregnancy Resource Centers of Greater Portland www.portlandheart.org.