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Post-abortion trauma 9 steps to recovery by Jeanette Vought

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Published by Zondervan Pub. House in Grand Rapids, Mich .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255).

Other titlesPostabortion trauma.
StatementJeanette Vought.
SeriesLifelines for recovery
LC ClassificationsHQ767.25 .V68 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination255 p. ;
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1535478M
ISBN 100310536413
LC Control Number91013443

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At the heart of post-abortion healing is the cleansing of a wounded heart. The post-abortive parent must be free of shame, guilt, and grief before he or she can embrace the unborn child with love.   Many women who experience post-abortion trauma feel doomed to suffer in silence. In her new book titled God’s Mercy Awaits You, Sister Patricia Marie Barnette accompanies women on a journey out of the darkness of shame and regret and into the light of God’s forgiveness and Patricia Marie approaches the difficult topic of post-abortion trauma with compassion and sensitivity. I was single, pregnant, and a born-again Christian. Besides the obvious, how did this happen? This is my journey toward understanding how childhood messages and current events played a part in my abortion decision and of my path to healing from post-abortion trauma through God’s forgiveness. Many who suffer from Post-Abortion Trauma experience flashbacks, nightmares, and varying degrees of depression. Another aspect of Post-Abortion Trauma is that it doesn’t always hit right away. Because the reality of abortion has a way of catching up with everyone, Post-Abortion Trauma acts like an emotional time-bomb waiting to go off in an.

This post-abortion symptom can result in the Abortion PTSD person distancing themselves at an emotional level or even abandoning the children, believing they are disqualified to be a parent. Fear that Future Children Will Die – Some post-abortive people live in fear that children they had before or after the abortion could easily die. Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) affects everyone and is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. The process of making an abortion choice, experiencing the procedure and living with the grief, pain and regret is certainly, at its very core, traumatic.   Abortion trauma syndrome is a fabricated mental disorder conceived by anti-abortion activists to advance their cause and is not a scientifically based psychiatric disorder. So said 2 psychiatrists at the American Psychiatric Association’s recent annual meeting in San Francisco. Vincent Rue, Ph.D. is co-director of the Institute for Pregnancy Loss, Jacksonville, Florida. He is a practicing psychotherapist, researcher, lecturer, and author of a book and numerous articles in professional journals on post-abortion trauma, for which he provided the first clinical evidence in

Reactions to an abortion experience vary. Some women are distressed soon after their abortions/terminations. Others appear unaffected. Often grief may be suppressed and the trauma may sink into the unconscious and not surface for months, years or even decades later. Abortion creates trauma. Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS) is the condition occurring in both men and women after the abortion experience due to unresolved psychological and spiritual issues. PAS is actually a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a commonly recognized condition that often follows traumatizing events such as witnessing an act of. Post Abortion Syndrome is a type of post-traumatic stress disorder which is brought about by stress involved in the abortion itself. Common in the post-abortion patient are grief and heartache over the procedure and feelings of loss and victimization. Even more important, however, is her inability to . -- The most complete resource on abortion recovery, healing, risks, complications, research, news, and educational materials on the after effects of abortion.