Potential Emotional Risks of Abortion

Signs of disturbance after an abortion may include:

  • Recurrent dreams of the abortion experience
  • Sadness around the anniversary date of the abortion
  • Sadness around the anniversary of the baby’s due date
  • Relationship problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Avoidance of emotional attachment
  • Sleep problems
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts or actions

There is scientific debate concerning the existence and cause of psychological problems associated with a past abortion experience, but there is a growing body of evidence to support the prevalence of these problems following an abortion, which are often taken together and referred to as Post Abortion Stress. Negative emotional reactions and other behaviors listed above are commonly expressed by the women who come to our center seeking post-abortion services.
Please be advised that A Hope Center is committed to giving accurate abortion education, but does not perform abortions or refer clients to abortion facilities. 

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