WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?
Many of us chose abortion as an option because we believe what society has told us: that abortion is the only means to solve a crisis in our life and/or it is only a blob of tissue.
Most all women experience Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) after having an abortion. You may experience a few or all the below symptoms right away, but the average women denies her experience and emotions not recognizing that she is experiencing PAS until years after her abortion.
Post Abortion Syndrome = is a type of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that is characterized by the chronic or delayed development of symptoms resulting from impacted emotional reactions to the perceived physical and emotional trauma of abortion. In other words, long after the abortion you may develop emotional or physical reactions; others may have chronic, continuing reactions to the abortion.
This leaves a woman with an inability to: process the fear, anger, sadness and guilt surrounding her abortion experience, grieve the loss of her baby, and come to peace with God, herself and others involved in the abortion decision.
SYMPTOMS OF POST-ABORTION SYNDROME
Flashbacks / Nightmares
Preoccupation with becoming pregnant
Alcohol and drug abuse
Anger / Rage / Hatred
Brief reactive psychosis
Inability to bond with children
Anxiety over childbearing issues
STATISTICS OF ABORTION
Tragically approximately 25% of all pregnancies end in abortion.
At current rates, 43% of women will have at least one abortion by the time they are 45 years of age. (Ramah International Stats)
80% Of women experience Guilt
71% Experience Crying/Depression and feelings of Regret/Remorse
63% Couldn't Forgive themselves
50% Surveyed dealt with Anger/Rage
46% Felt Helplessness and Despair
32% Experienced Nightmares/Flashbacks (Reported from AIS Project, CPCWORLD)
Why isn't the risk of abortion discussed? If you were to have any other major surgery the Doctor informs you of all the risks involved.
These items are not discussed in a clinic setting. For example: Having an abortion increases your risk of breast cancer and significantly increases risk of future infertility. The clinic is in the business to make $$$. If you were to ask to see the sonagram they will say, you don't want to see that. A fetus's/baby's development at 8-10 weeks has already formed fingers and toes and research now shows that a fetus/baby can feel pain at these early stages. Eight to ten weeks is the preferred time for an abortion appointment.
Ask Questions... Be informed of your options... Don't panic... Research all your options... and lastly Pray. Ask God for his help...He Loves YOU! No matter what mess we have gotten ourselves into!
He Loves You ... Ask him for His help.
He is our help in an ever present time of trouble.