Q: What do I need to know if I am considering an abortion?
A: One way to decide what is right is to look at the results in the lives of other women. When choosing parenting, most women struggle with being a mom, but nearly all say it is worth it. With adoption, some may experience regret, but there is also, normally, an acceptance of having done the best you could. With abortion, the most common feeling is regret. As a matter of fact, one survey found that 93 percent of women regret their abortion. “The majority of women wish that they had not chosen abortion. Of all the choices you have, abortion is the choice regretted most by women who have gone through it.”
Q: What if I have had an abortion?
A: Simply put, most women who choose abortion are going against their own moral codes, and this explains why they feel guilt afterward. And the guilt is what stops them from talking about it or getting the emotional help they deserve. A number of counselors who have explored this issue in some depth have identified a condition that they call “post-abortion syndrome” (PAS), defined as an ongoing inability to: Process the painful thoughts and emotions – especially guilt, anger and grief – which arise from one or more unplanned pregnancies and subsequent abortions. Identify (much less grieve) the loss that has been experienced. Come to peace with God, herself, and others involved in the pregnancy and abortion decision.
Q: What are symptoms that might indicate that I am suffering from Post-abortion Syndrome?
A: Here are some symptoms of Post-abortion Syndrome:
Q: How many women have had an abortion?
A: Half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and about four in ten of these end in abortion. About half of American women will have an unintended pregnancy, and nearly three in ten will have an abortion by age forty-five.
A broad cross section of U.S. women has abortions:
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
Romans 3:23-24 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 51:1-2 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to your loving kindness; according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.