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.
LONG-TERM EFFECTS TOWARDS IMPROVEMENT
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.