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What is Post-Abortion Syndrome

Having an abortion is not an easy task,regardless of what other people might think about it. There are womenwho opt for this method due to the fact that they have been violated,raped or abused in many different ways. Therefore, we need tounderstand the reasons behind such acts and help these women copewith it better. No one wants to end a living being's life withoutcertain causes. Many women who undergo abortion are not even awarethat the baby inside their body has already developed a beating heartand is alive by all standards. Once the abortion procedure is done,many women get devastated by feelings of guilt, as soon as theyrealize what they have done. This mixture of depression, confusion,guilt, stress and fear, all of which take place after an abortion iscalled the post-abortion syndrome.

Once bothered by this syndrome, womenwho had undergone abortion may turn to alcohol or drug abuse, mayexperience personality issues and jeopardize their relationships withother people or even commit suicide or murder. Proneness to criminalbehavior is quite common once this syndrome takes its toll. Thedestructive onset of emotions otherwise known as the post-abortionsyndrome, may last for a limited amount of time after which the womanmay live her life normally. However, there are cases when thesyndrome haunts an individual for the rest of her life.

A Helping Hand

Women who had had abortion are oftenmisunderstood and judged by the rest of the society in these timeswhen they need all the help and support they can get. Counseling canhelp during the times of troublesome thoughts which can torture awoman in this situation. Some women manage to cope with their deedthrough compassion and understanding provided by their families whileothers seek refuge and pardon in religion. Either way, women whosuffer from this syndrome need to bury their demons and continue their lifewithout judging themselves further.

It has been proven that a child isalive on the 21st day after the conception. Therefore,many women can live with their abortion if they know that the childwas not yet alive. Still, many women may be troubled by all thesymptoms of the syndrome, including nightmares, sleeping problems,flashbacks etc. There are women who have been talked into abortion bytheir partners and then left after the process. This common betrayalcan also be the reason enough for the post-abortion syndrome.

Finally, these women need all the helpand support they can get. Women who underwent abortion did not inventit, the human society did. So, it is a fault we all need to share.Thus, through helping women suffering from post-abortion syndrome,and understanding their position, we are actually helping our ownhuman race and preventing the same mistakes to be made in the future.

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