So many women in America suffer from the shame and grief of abortion, and cannot find relief as society denies their pain in the name of choice. Forty percent of American women suffer from Post-Abortion Syndrome, and their symptoms include bulimia, anorexia, substance abuse, suicide, and abusive relationships. Not to mention premature births, infertility and an increased risk of breast cancer.
"About half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended, and 40 percent of these are terminated by abortion -- 854,122 in 2002, the latest year for which data is available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An estimated 50 percent of women who seek one abortion, will have a repeat one, according to the Guttmacher Institute, which promotes sexual and reproductive health. About 10 percent of those women will have three or more.
Its 2006 report found that most of these women were over age 30 and using contraception at the time of conception.
Little is known about these women, although they may be "perceived as having difficulty practicing contraception," or using abortion as a method of family planning, according to the report. "
We will never know the damage done to society by abortion, yet the denial continues to block the healing these women need so desperately.
This woman's fear of persecution from pro-lifers is unfounded, it was pro-lifers who founded Rachel's Vineyard, Silent No More and Lumina, all post abortion healing ministries.
Read the entire story on ABC news.
HT Theresa Bonopartis, of Lumina