Welcome to our Website
This website has been borne out of a very real need to reach out to the women, men and their families who are suffering from the after effects of an abortion.
Through our own personal experiences, we know how devastating and disempowering a crisis pregnancy is, and what it feels like to find yourself in a situation way outside your normal coping capabilities, especially when there is no support from parents, boyfriends or partners.
We recognise that an abortion is never chosen in isolation and has far reaching consequences for those personally involved. It seems like the only answer at the time, but as Catherine Saunders Ph.D in her book How to Survive the loss of a Child states:
"Like miscarriage, induced abortion is not considered to be a source of grief. Unlike miscarriage, abortion is usually kept secret and carries with it a sense of guilt and shame. Society gives those who go through an induced abortion no liberty to acknowledge grief and loss. Needless to say, society at large rarely helps a woman deal with her loss when she chooses abortion. She is not comforted in her loss."
Forsaken is here to redress this injustice, to give you a place to grieve, a place to find encouragement, somewhere to talk to other people in situations similar to yourself, somewhere to find hope and healing, because our experiences also tell us, that with the right help, there is hope, there is healing and there is a future.
Women in Taunton Talk About Abortion
Abortion is often promoted as the simplest answer to a crisis pregnancy. A woman can find herself making a decision for an abortion because of circumstances that appear to be out of her control: housing situations, finances, job prospects, a partner who believes the pregnancy is inconvenient, health issues, or problems with other children.
A woman has a deep instinctive sense of care for her unborn child; She does not want to bring the child into an unsafe world. It is a fear she has to deal with. Even when a child is wanted, fear comes; "Will I be a good mother? How will I manage? What about the money, the mortgage, my job?"
These are questions that have to be faced and answered. Trusting and supportive relationships create a matrix within which all these questions can be answered. Decisions for the future are easier within loving and supportive relationships. She can feel hopeful and empowered.
Conversely, when a woman is surrounded by unsupportive people or taken outside her "trust zone" it would stand to reason that she can be frightened, vulnerable and insecure. Fear can overwhelm her. She does not feel her child is coming into a safe world, because she does not feel safe. Her choice is but one choice, which she can later regret. These, we believe, are the circumstances in which many women choose abortion and it is for those women that Forsaken exists.
Forsaken - the Book
THIS BOOK IS VERY REAL AND VERY RAW.
Five ordinary women, with five extraordinary experiences of life. It is heart-wrenching, and you may feel an overwhelming desire to hold them and take away their pain. This book cannot fail to express what many women feel has been inexpressible for so many years.
Learn more about Forsaken - the Book.