Survey Shows Most Women Who Have Abortions Suffer From Emotional Trauma

Sarah Terzo

They asked the women what they experienced after their abortion(s).

92% experience an emotional deadening, either feeling less in touch with their emotions or feeling a ?need to stifle their emotions.?

86% have an increased tendency toward anger or rage (48% reported they became more violent when angered).

86% fear others learning of the abortion, and have a greater sense of fear in general.

82% feel intense feelings of loneliness or isolation.

75% said they are less self-confident.

73% indicate some sexual dysfunction (increased pain during intercourse, promiscuity, rigidity, or loss of pleasure).

63% experience denial, the average period of denial that they reported was 5.25 years.

58% have insomnia or nightmares.

57% have difficulty in maintaining or developing relationships.

56% experience suicidal feelings.

53% increased or began using drugs and/or alcohol to deaden the pain.

39% reported eating disorders that began after the abortion.

28% attempted suicide.

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