it really true? Can abortion leave women wounded?
Answer: Yes. Women who have had abortions are at risk of both
physical and mental/emotional complications.
The possible physical
complications are the same as for any surgery: excessive bleeding,
uterine perforation, infection, etc.
The emotional risks
are less well known but no less real. A partial list of aftereffects
could include feelings of sadness, guilt, fear, worthlessness, and
depression. Women who have had abortions can find themselves abusing
alcohol or drugs to dull their painful feelings. The women may have
problems with relationships, feel remote from the family they love, find
themselves unable to bond with their children.
disturbances can leave women exhausted.
Women who have an
abortion because their boyfriend threatened to leave are devastated
frequently, he leaves anyway. The abortion has changed her and changed
their relationship. (www.abortionchangesyou.com)
Worth noting is that
abortion harms responsible men, too. A responsible man wants to protect
his children, and an abortion, which he is powerless to prevent,
deprives him of the chance to protect them. Men can have painful
aftereffects just like women. (http://theunchoice.com/men.htm)
For more information
on physical and psycho-social consequences:
If you are pregnant,
please speak with the people at a pregnancy center. They are waiting
for your call. They care about both you and your child and can help you
find resources. Local Rochester pregnancy centers include
Place of Hope, Focus, Crossroads, Birthright,
Women's Care Center, and Embracing Options.
If your pregnancy and
abortion are in the past and you are having difficulty “getting on with
your life” there are post-abortion programs that have helped many
people. A pregnancy center can put you in touch with them.
There are pregnancy options that are good for both
mother and child.