At 19 years old, Laura Mann had an abortion at 21 weeks gestation after discovering at 12 weeks that she was pregnant. She told BBC News that she wasn’t well informed of what the abortion would be like. She also said she was pressured into it and felt she had no other choice...
...Mann’s reaction is quite common, though the abortion industry would attempt to convince women otherwise. Post-abortion syndrome, as it is sometimes called, is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. Out of 30 studies, 29 of them show that abortion really is more consequential than simply getting a tooth pulled. It has negative psychological consequences, including a 154 percent increased risk of suicide, a tenfold spike in suicide attempts among post-abortive teen girls, a 65 percent increased risk of clinical depression, and a fivefold increase in drug and alcohol abuse.
It is also common for women to feel pressured by the people close to them or their current life situation. In fact, a study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons found that 73.8 percent of post-abortive women surveyed said they felt pressured into it. This is alarming, because it means close to 3/4 of women who have abortions haven’t actually freely “chosen” it at all.
Women (and men) who are struggling with abortion regret can get help through programs such as Rachel’s Vineyard, Heartbeat International, and Ramah International, Project Rachel, and Silent No More.
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