We Know Your Pain
(The inside cry of a post-abortive woman)
No one will know what I have done ...
Oh, what relief, it is over
No one to tell, I need to tell someone
Tell of the pain, emptiness of my arms
You will not feel a thing
What a lie ...
Who will understand my pain and loss ...
The emptiness I feel?
I regret my abortion ...
Who can I tell my burden to?
I deserve to die not my baby ...
Will you condemn me for what I have done?
I denied my baby?
You will not be condemned.
You can be forgiven ...
You are loved!
Post Abortion Syndrome
Some women experience strong negative emotions after abortion. Sometimes this occurs within days and sometimes it happens after many years. This psychological response is known as Post Abortion Stress (PAS). Several factors that impact the lielihood of Post-Abortion Stress include: the woman's age, the abortion circumstances, the stage of pregnancy at which the abortion occurs, and the woman's religious beliefs.
The symptoms that are experienced vary from woman to woman. Most women rarely experience all the possible symptoms that include:
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Anniversary Grief
- Flashbacks of Abortion
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Relationship Problems
- Psychological "numbing"
- Eating Disorders
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Psychological Reactions
- Difficulty in bonding with children
- Self-punishing or self-degrading behaviors
CPCS offers counseling and support to those suffering from a past abortion.
Call 800-337-9306 to learn more about post abortion support groups and one on one peer counseling available to you