The Effects of Abortion on Women.

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Courtenay Adkins


November 4, 2003

Effects of Abortion

After abortion it has been observed that the women experience five to ten years of denial and this happens because of the trauma she has gone through by her abortion. This keeps on repressing her feelings and she goes a great length to avoid any contact with males. She starts to avoid any situation or event which may have an association with her abortion. She starts to convince others that her act of abortion was the correct one and she made the right choice but at the same time she feels inside that she might have done the greatest mistake of her life. In fact such women keep on regretting their action and fail to reach a true state of satisfaction with regard to their traumatic experience.

The aborted women experience the reactions like guilty feeling, anxiety, helplessness, shameful feeling, grief, remorse; urge to cry without control, feeling angry, a lot of bitterness and resentment.

They also experience lower self esteem, they start to avoid babies or small children, now they don't want to do any thing with pregnancy in future, they have nightmares or sleeping disorders, have extreme depression, they grow self destructive behavior and they even start to develop the tendencies of suicide.

With so many negative experiences the only positive emotions which come to their mind is relief. Naturally most of the aborting women feel tense pressure during the pregnancy and they feel relieved after the intense pressure is gone. But this feeling of relief proves temporary as these women become unable to express their emotions and they are faced with emotional paralysis or post abortion numbness. This is the kind of negative reaction which is experience by most of the aborted women. In fact within 8 weeks...