Abortion Realities

Research shows that both women and men who have experienced abortion often suffer with emotional, physical, or spiritual difficulties following their abortions. It doesn’t matter if the abortion was 20 hours, 20 days or 20 years ago. Abortion crosses all boundaries of age, race and religion. In addition, one abortion decision can have long-lasting consequences for many others – grandparents, siblings, friends. 

How do you know if you or someone you know is struggling with a past abortion?

How many of the following questions would you or someone you know answer YES to?

  • Do you feel alone?
  • Do you have feelings of guilt and regret?
  • Do you struggle with feelings of unforgiveness towards yourself or others regarding your abortion?
  • Are there certain times of the year you find yourself depressed?
  • Do you find yourself avoiding relationships or becoming too dependent on them?
  • Do you change the subject in conversations that deal with the topic of abortion?
  • Have you experienced a substantial increase in drug or alcohol use?

If you or someone you know has had an abortion or participated in one, and you answered YES to some of these questions, you are probably suffering from Post-Abortion Stress.

What is Post-Abortion stress?

Post–Abortion stress is an adverse emotional reaction to abortion. It is often a delayed reaction and can surface at any time in a person’s life…and when it does, it can be confusing, painful and overwhelming. Here are some symptoms and common reactions:

  • Instability in relationships with the opposite sex
  • Inability to bond with children
  • Anger, bitterness, resentment
  • Sleeplessness, nightmares
  • Avoidance behaviors/addictions
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression/suicidal impulses
  • Loneliness/emotional numbness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Guilt/regret
  • Sense of loss
  • Uncontrollable rage

There is Help Available

If you recognize these symptoms in your life, there is Hope and there is Healing through Bible Studies and support groups where you can:

  • Understand why you are hurting.
  • Learn how to resolve your emotional conflicts.
  • Find healing and the freedom to move forward from the past.
  • Find lasting peace.

First Care Family Resources provides abortion recovery counseling to women and men throughout Palm Beach County. Please call the Director of Abortion Recovery at (561) 404-9007 or email for information on our caring, confidential program.


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