Journal Prompts For Healing From Abortion

Over 60 journal prompts to help you process your emotions surrounding your abortion and start to make sense of what's happened...


Not everyone feels down after having an abortion (and that's ok), but if you feel down, lost, shocked, angry, ashamed etc. then these journal prompts are for you...



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Abortion is a bereavement experience.


Bereavement is what happens to you; grief is what you feel (shock/denial, sadness/depression, anger/fear/resistance, acceptance); mourning is what you do.



Positive things can come out of this if we learn the lessons that mature us rather than letting them destroy us.



Journal prompt sections:

  • Morning Prompts

  • Evening Prompts

  • Post-Abortion Prompts

  • Guilt & Shame Prompts

  • Responsibility & Accountability Prompts

  • Spouse/Partner Prompts

  • Monthly Journal Prompts

  • Prompts To Baby



Morning Prompts


Date_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


1) Today, I feel_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


2) My body feels_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


3) I'm thinking about_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


4) I know_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


5) My support resources are_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _



~ I am worthy. I am loved. I am enough. ~





Evening Prompts


Date_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


1) Today, I've felt_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

2) I haven't felt like_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


3) I'm angry at_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


4) I'm sad because_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


5) Physically I feel_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


6) Mentally I feel_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


7) My triggers are_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _



~ I am safe. I am strong. I am beautiful. ~





Post-Abortion Prompts


Date_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


1) The day I found out I was pregnant, I was so (scared, happy, confused, surprised etc.)_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


2) Initially, I thought_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


3) In my heart, I was thinking_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


4) In my head, I was thinking_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


5) The circumstances were such that_ _ _ _ _


6) Physically I felt_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


7) Emotionally I felt _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _



8) I told_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ that I was going to have the abortion


9) On the morning of the abortion_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


10) On the way to the appointment I felt _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


11) When I got there I felt_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


12) During the appointment I felt_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


13) When it was over I initially felt_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


14) On the way home_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


15) When I got home_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


16) For the rest of the day I felt_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


17) My body felt_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


18) I was _ _ _ weeks pregnant


19) After the abortion, I told_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


20) Since then I've told_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


21) I haven't told_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


22) I haven't told them because_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


23) I want to tell_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


24) I need support from _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


25) I think about my abortion when_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


26) I miss my baby most when_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


27) This is my _ _ _ _ _ _ _ abortion (first, second, third etc.)


28) I wonder_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


29) I knew / didn't know the gender of my baby_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


30) I have given / haven't given my baby a name_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


31) I never got to tell my baby_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


32) I've been thinking about_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


33) When I'm feeling down I_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


34) When I'm feeling down I can_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


35) I can show myself kindness by_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _



~ I am stronger than I think. I will heal through this ~



Guilt & Shame Prompts


(Guilt is feeling 'what I did was wrong'; Shame is feeling 'I am wrong')


Date_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


1) Before my abortion, I felt the following way about abortion_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


2) The aspects of my abortion that I feel guilty about are_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


3) When I decided to proceed with the abortion, I thought others would think the following about me_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


4) When I think about my abortion experience now, I think the following about myself_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


5) I find it easy/difficult to speak openly about my abortion because _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


6) I feel/don't feel I've been able to forgive those involved in my abortion experience because_ _ _


7) I feel/don't feel I've been able to forgive myself because_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


8) When I think about the future I think _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


9) Specific things I'm struggling with right now are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


10) My triggers are _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


11) Letting go of my abortion experience and moving forward into all that life holds for me would look like _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _



~ I am mending. I am repairing. I am healing. ~





Responsibility & Accountability Prompts


Date_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


1) At the moment, I feel the following about myself_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


2) At the moment, I feel the following about my body_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


3) The people who played a part in my abortion decision were_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


4) They played the following parts_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


5) I hold feelings of blame towards the following people for my abortion decision_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


6) I feel angry towards_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


7) The following people particularly hurt me_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _


8) I recognise I may have wronged/hurt _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ by _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


9) I decide to forgive_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


10) How I feel about the part I played in my abortion decision_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _