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…everything.”

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  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 personal worth  (cycle of abusive relationships, loss of value)
  • Difficulty with relationships after abortion
  • Anxiety, fear, and panic attacks
  • Anger/rage
  • Emotional numbness
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Destructive behaviors including self punishment
  • Sexual problems or promiscuity
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictions –  post abortion
  • Drug and alcohol abuse used to numb the pain
  • Flashbacks
  • Multiple abortions
  • Pattern of repeat pregnancy and abortion
  • Discomfort around babies or pregnant women
  • Disfunction in relationship with surviving children
  • Health problems related to the trauma of abortion

 Physical complications which may occur:

  • Breast Cancer and/or breast disease
  • Inability to conceive
  • Inability to carry another pregnancy to term
  • Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy
  • Possible autoimmune disorders

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Help After Abortion

Help is available.

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

International HelpLine for Abortion Recovery

1-866-482-LIFE (5433)

(all calls are confidential)

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