Debo­rah e.V. – The orga­ni­za­ti­on

Women and men, who have gone through the pain­ful expe­ri­ence of a dif­fi­cult pregnan­cy full of con­flict and resul­ting in an abor­ti­on, can find sup­port and advice by con­tac­ting Debo­rah e.V., whe­re the­re is an open ear for their per­so­nal pain, wor­ries and pro­blems.

Men and women of dif­fe­ring genera­ti­ons and various dif­fe­ring pro­fes­si­ons, soci­al back­grounds and cul­tures belong to Debo­rah e.V. The basis for our work is the Gos­pel. Many of the­se mem­bers have expe­ri­en­ced a ter­mi­na­ti­on of pregnan­cy them­sel­ves, or that of their part­ner or their fri­end or rela­ti­ve. And they know that this expe­ri­ence does lea­ve its mark on a per­son. For some the abor­ti­on was only a few mon­ths or years ago, for others it hap­pen­ed ages ago. Having this expe­ri­ence in com­mon is what binds us tog­e­ther.

And this com­mon expe­ri­ence enab­les us to offer others, who find them­sel­ves in a simi­lar situa­ti­on, spe­cial empa­thy and under­stan­ding. In this exchan­ge with us, tho­se con­cer­ned find a way to con­front them­sel­ves with their own pain­ful memo­ries, to express and accept their own sor­row and aggres­si­on and to find sup­port from us in ans­we­ring the important ques­ti­ons in life: Whe­re do we come from and what is in store for us in the future?

Debo­rah (in Hebrew, bee) was the only woman in bibli­cal Isra­el to hold the posi­ti­on of a judge. One can read Deborah’s sto­ry in the Bible (Jud­ges, Chap­ter 4).


Infor­ma­ti­on on pos­si­ble com­pli­ca­ti­ons of abor­ti­on

In addi­ti­on to pro­vi­ding assi­s­tan­ce after ter­mi­na­ti­on of pregnan­cy, we also see it as our obli­ga­ti­on to disen­chant the myth that abor­ti­on is the “oh-so-easy-solu­ti­on” to the “pro­blem” of an unwan­ted pregnan­cy. In con­ver­sa­ti­on with tho­se con­cer­ned we often hear: “If I had only known befo­re the abor­ti­on what can hap­pen, I would have never made this choice.” In spi­te of a tre­men­dous amount of rese­arch into the ear­ly deve­lop­ment pha­se of human beings, socie­ty as well as experts know too litt­le about the pos­si­ble con­se­quen­ces of pregnan­cy ter­mi­na­ti­on. It is our aim to help chan­ge this situa­ti­on with our work.


Many years of activi­ty in this field. Orga­ni­za­ti­on foun­ded in 2016

Women who have expe­ri­en­ced an abor­ti­on sel­dom find under­stan­ding for their situa­ti­on. This was only pos­si­ble when they came into con­tact with others in the same situa­ti­on. For the first time they had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to speak about what they had expe­ri­en­ced. And they rea­li­zed that they were not left alo­ne with their pro­blems Tog­e­ther, in 2016 they foun­ded Debo­rah e.V.


Pur­po­se of the non-pro­fit orga­ni­za­ti­on

Debo­rah e.V. is a regis­te­red, non-pro­fit orga­ni­za­ti­on who­se pur­po­se is to ser­ve the public in health mat­ters. The head­quar­ters of the orga­ni­za­ti­on is in Ham­burg. Dona­ti­ons to the orga­ni­za­ti­on are tax deduc­tible.



Plea­se also read our gui­ding princi­ples.


Coun­sel and Help after an Abor­ti­on

When the solu­ti­on beco­mes the pro­blem


We see it as our main goal to accom­pa­ny tho­se who are suf­fe­ring becau­se of an abor­ti­on — no mat­ter if it was their own abor­ti­on or that of a fami­ly mem­ber or fri­end.


If you or a per­son near and dear to you is caught up in a con­flict due to a pregnan­cy, we can offer coun­se­ling.


No mat­ter what your par­ti­cu­lar situa­ti­on is at the moment, we can pro­vi­de infor­ma­ti­on on pregnan­cy, abor­ti­on and its pos­si­ble con­se­quen­ces.


After an abor­ti­on many peop­le feel left alo­ne with their grief. By arran­ging encoun­ters we can give tho­se peop­le a chan­ce to talk to us about their expe­ri­ence, to meet others and sha­re their expe­ri­en­ces with peop­le who know how they feel.


The­re is very litt­le assi­s­tan­ce avail­ab­le for tho­se who suf­fer from the con­se­quen­ces of an abor­ti­on, whe­ther the com­pli­ca­ti­ons that ari­se are of the body or of the soul. We hope that the long-term effec­ts of our work will bring about an impro­ve­ment of this situa­ti­on.

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