After Abortion – Effects

After Abortion Trauma

“I didn’t realize how abortion changed my life until I looked back…connected the dots…and saw I was never the same.  Everything changed.”

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Help is available.  These are some of the signs:

  • Intense grief/sadness
  • Deep sense of loss
  • Bouts of crying
  • Depression/guilt
  • Nightmares and sleep disturbances
  • Suicidal urges
  • Lowered self worth
  • Difficulty with relationships after abortion
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Anger/rage
  • Emotional numbness
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Sexual problems or promiscuity
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictions –  post abortion
  • Drug and alcohol abuse used to numb the pain
  • Flashbacks
  • Multiple abortions
  • Pattern of repeat crisis pregnancy
  • Discomfort around babies or pregnant women
  • Disfunction in relationship with surviving children
  • Fear or ambivalence about becoming pregnant again

 Physical complications which may occur:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Inability to conceive
  • Inability to carry another pregnancy to term
  • Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy

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Help After Abortion

For immediate help, you can email us or call the:

National HelpLine for Abortion Recovery

1-866-482-LIFE (5433)

(all calls are confidential)

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