Do people have to believe in God to benefit from
Post-abortion therapists are prepared to help people of every religious
background, or no religious background. Most are very respectful of the
religious beliefs (or non-beliefs) of the women and men they serve.
Because abortion involves issues of death and moral responsibility,
however, it is natural and necessary for the religious and spiritual beliefs
of the client to be explored.
Another major issue, for many, is letting go of the anger and resentment
that are keeping them trapped in the past. For these women and men, the
ability to draw on their religious beliefs can become an aid in dealing
with issues of forgiveness.
Many others are in great distress over the question, "If my baby had
a soul, where is it now?" If this is a stumbling block toward healing,
it will be important to address this spiritual issue from a religious perspective.
In short, post-abortion counseling can benefit everyone, even those
who don't believe in God.
But many counselors report that they have been able to help atheistic
patients cope with a past abortion only up to a point. These patients often
appear to "stall out" short of the more complete healing that counselors
witness in women and men who can draw on a "higher power."
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