EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT
Following abortion, many women experience relief. The crisis of pregnancy is over and life returns to normal. Though the crisis is over, some women begin to experience negative emotions about their abortion months and even years later. If you are feeling any of these emotions, you’re not alone. Your situation is not hopeless. We are here to help. People who have experienced abortion may develop any one or a combination of the following symptoms: depression, guilt, shame, regret, and grief.
Maureen Paul et al., The Clinician’s Guide to Medical and Surgical Abortion (Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone, 1999), 28. Ibid. Ibid., 28-29. Ibid., 29. Ibid. Ibid.