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Post-Abortive Support

There are a number of organisations in New Zealand that specialise in post-abortive care and support – assisting women heal the pain of their loss.


Post-Abortion Trauma Healing Service (PATHS)

PATHS provide trained, empathetic, non-judgemental counselling-support for women and men who have lost a preborn through abortion, either recent or in the past, offering facilitation through a proven 10 Step Programme.

Free Phone: 0800 728 470


Rachel’s Vineyard

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats offer an opportunity for healing to anyone who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. Forgiveness and healing, including the Catholic sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, are at the heart of these Retreats and they are open to everyone – those of any faith or denomination, as well as those with no formal faith connection.

The Retreat Team includes professional counsellors, Spiritual Directors and those whose lives have been touched by abortion.



Bethlehem House

Struggling to come to terms with the loss of a child? At Bethlehem House Pregnancy Centre, our caring team can help and support you. We can provide a safe, caring, supportive and completely confidential environment. Our help is provided free of charge and with no strings attached.

Free Phone 0800 367 5433


The Pregnancy Centre Palmerston North

The Pregnancy Centre offers a caring, friendly, non judgemental environment for young girls and women who find themselves in situations that are just “too big” for them to deal with alone. Our trained staff are able to talk over options and refer clients when necessary to the appropriate Agencies.

  • Respectful confidential support
  • Problem solving: no problem to big or too small
  • Counselling after an abortion
  • Counselling after a miscarriage



Buttons Project

“What happened mattered.” The Buttons Project aims to collect buttons, thousands of buttons, to commemorate the babies we never met. It enables anyone affected by abortion – not only women, but fathers, grandparents, siblings, “to do something when there is nothing you can do.”