Post-Abortion Syndrome: Abortion Hurts
FACT: ABORTION HURTS ... AND RHETORIC JUST MASKS THE PAIN OF REGRET
Immediately after an abortion, many women report a feeling of
relief ... which is all abortionists want you to hear. What you won't hear of
is the guilt and depression that frequently follows. A national poll found
that at least 56% of women experience a sense of guilt over their decision,
though the pollster himself acknowledged that many women will not even admit
having had an abortion.  In fact, a five-year study shows that 25% of
women who have had abortions sought out psychiatric care, versus just 3% of
women who have not had abortions.  Further, numerous studies reveal that
women who have had an abortion experience a high incidence of depression,
stress, low self-esteem, suicidal feelings and substance abuse.  It goes
without saying that we want to save babies from abortion. Let it be said
we're helping save the mothers, too.
 George Skelton, "Many in Survey Who Had Abortion Cite Guilt
Feelings," Los Angeles Times,
March 19, 1989, p. 28.
 "Report on the Committee on the Operation of the Abortion Law,"
p. 321. Ottawa, 1977.
 Vincent M. Rue, "The Psychological Realities of Induced
Abortion," Post-Abortion aftermath: A Comprehensive Consideration,
Michael T. Mannion, Editor, Sheed & Ward, 1994, p. 543.
Excerpted from Family Research Council electronic newsletter.
Posted 9 Sep 2000.
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