Abortion advocates have been on a crusade lately to make abortion appear to be a routine medical procedure with no ill effects.
They blame any negative feelings about abortion on social stigma and judgement.
But “A.A.”, a 59-year-old post-abortive woman, says that is simply not true.
A.A. told the Catholic News Agency that she spent the days after her abortion not wanting to leave her bed and the nights in tears. She said it wasn’t social stigma or judgement that caused pain after her abortion — her suffering was based on her own actions.
“I suffered from the need to see and caress my child. No one ever judged me. I’m the one who judged myself, feeling I was the worst of mothers,” she said.
A.A. said the root of her suffering was because she knew “I had been capable of killing my child who couldn’t even defend himself. My other children were able to play, cry and laugh, but their brother could not. That was the source of my pain.”
Peruvian psychologist Luz Marina Araoz Chavez works with post-abortive women through the program Project Hope. The psychologist is fighting a recent statement by the Chilean Psychological Association claiming that post-abortion syndrome does not exist, according to the report. The group’s committee on gender and sexual diversity claimed that “criminalization” of abortion is what causes women to suffer.
Chavez responded that the suffering many post-abortive women experience is evidence of post-abortion syndrome. Women endure “difficulty in healing the wound caused by the loss of the baby.” These women also struggle to be “at peace with God, oneself or others that were involved in her decision to abort,” she said.
Karen Cross is another woman who openly shares how her abortion ended her unborn baby’s life and then nearly destroyed hers, too.
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