Physical Complications of Abortion

One of the most documented physical complications of abortion is the risk of developing cancer, specifically breast cancer. A review of the National Cancer Institute data shows that invasive breast cancer incidence was 24 percent higher in 2007 than in 1976. Although not all incidents of breast cancer are connected to abortion, it’s important that women with past abortions have regular mammograms. For more information we recommend the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.

Shockwaves of Abortion

Although women who have had abortions are obviously impacted, those closely associated with the abortion decision & procedure, such as grandparents, friends, abortion doctors, or pregnancy center workers, can also experience a variety of after-effects, triggering a series of powerful physical, emotional, & spiritual shockwaves. The Silent No More Awareness Campaign provides helpful resources & information for these groups in the Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion Initiative.

Learn about After-Abortion

Abortion supporters have popularized the myth that abortion is much safer for women than pregnancy. However, beyond physical complications after the procedure, the emotional and spiritual harm caused by abortions is unmeasurable.

Although women often feel relief immediately after the abortion, many women experience depression, suicidal thoughts, increased drug/alcohol use, anxiety, and guilt in the months and years after the abortion.

A woman who undergoes an abortion has a suicide risk six times higher than women who have given birth to a child. Additionally, according to a 2011 study from Britain’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, women who have abortions are 81 percent more likely to experience subsequent mental health problems.

Many women who have had abortions suffer spiritually, fearing both the judgement of friends, family, and God. They believe they cannot be forgiven and often suffer in silence. The women and men of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign have experienced many of these same effects and share their testimonies about the painful truth of abortion.

What is the Impact of Abortion on Men?

While they are often told they have no say in the abortion debate, men do suffer from abortion. It is not unusual for men to feel sadness, depression, suicidal thoughts, or anxiety after abortion or to mourn their lost fatherhood. These feelings can be complicated if he encouraged or even coerced the woman into having an abortion. Often these feelings are not temporary and can influence his family relationships and emotional and spiritual health.

How Can People Who Are Hurting Get Help?

Abortions after care programs were created to bring help and healing to women and men suffering from abortion regret. Although there are many different programs, almost all programs guide women and men in acknowledging and grieving their aborted child and share with them the forgiveness given freely to them by God. Find a healing program near you.

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