EFFECTS OF ABORTION
What is Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS)?
Post-Abortion Syndrome or Post-Abortion Stress is the result of the traumatic experience of abortion. The women AND men who have gone through an abortion have many emotional and mental aftermaths.
Approximately 40% of women in abortion recovery programs suffer severe PAS symptoms.
The following are statistics found in the pamphlet "Help for Hurting Hearts After an Abortion", published by Anglicans for Life March 2011:
- 92% Experience emotional deadening (described as either feeling less in touch with their emotions or feeling a "need to stifle their emotions")
- 86% Feel an increased tendency toward anger or rage (48% reported they became more violent when angered)
- 86% Have a fear of others learning of the abortion or a greater sense of fear for unknown reasons
- 82% Experience intense feelings of loneliness or isolation
- 75% Report less self-confidence
- 73% Report some sexual dysfunction (increased pain during intercourse, promiscuity, frigidity, or loss of pleasure)
- 63% Experience denial (Respondents were asked, "Was there a period of time when you would have denied the existence of any doubts or negative feelings about your abortion?" Of those responding yes, the average period of denial that they reported was 5.25 years.)
- 58% Suffer from insomnia or nightmares
- 57% Express difficulty in maintaining or developing relationships
- 56% Experience suicidal feelings
- 53% Increase or begin using drugs and/or alcohol to deaden the pain
- 39% Report eating disorders that began after the abortion
AND listen to this one!
- 28% Actually attempt suicide - That is 1/4 of women who have had abortions attempt suicide!!
These statistics show abortion IS detrimental to women!
It is NOT a beneficial service to the women of New Mexico or anywhere!
As our mission statement quotes from Grant Bresett from Calvary Chapel Rio Rancho,
“If you knew abortion hurt women would that rethink your position”.