Symptoms of Post-Abortion Trauma:
Bouts of crying
Inability to forgive yourself
Intense grief / sadness
Anger / rage
Sexual problems or promiscuity
Lowered self esteem
Drug and alcohol abuse
Nightmares and sleep disturbances
Difficulty with relationships
Anxiety and panic attacks
Pattern of repeat crisis pregnancy
Discomfort around babies or pregnant women
Fear / ambivalence of pregnancy
Source: Rachel’s Vineyard
The Aftereffects of Abortion
The Elliot Institute has compiled and summarized recent research findings on the societal, physical, and psychological complications of abortion.
The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is an effort to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women, men, and their families. The emotional and physical pain of abortion will no longer be shrouded in secrecy and silence, but rather exposed and healed.
Men and Abortion
The father of an aborted child also suffers, as does the spouse of a woman who aborted a child from a previous relationship. As a result, men also suffer the effects of abortion.
The Rachel’s Vineyard website has information and materials that can help men begin their healing process.
The Fatherhood Forever Foundation has produced a brochure – “Healing and Hope for Men After Abortion.”
We invite you to read a beautiful letter that one man wrote to the daughter that he lost many years ago.