Post Abortion Syndrome
Post Abortion Stress 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. As with any trauma, individuals often try to “forget” the ordeal and deny or ignore any pain that may result. Many simply don’t relate their distress to the abortion experience. At some point, however, memories resurface and the truth of this loss can no longer be denied. During these moments, the pain of post-abortion syndrome reveals itself in the hearts of millions of lives. The symptoms of post abortion syndrome will not necessarily appear at the same time, nor is likely that any woman will experience the entire list. Some may occur immediately after an abortion and others much later. If you can identify with more than two of these symptoms, it could be that you are experiencing post-abortion syndrome.
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Abortion Recovery Program
Written by Sydna Masse and Ramah’s Education staff, the Her Choice to Heal Recovery Guide Program (Her Choice to Heal book and the companion Her Choice to Heal Recovery Guide) offers personal testimonies that help the reader identify and understand their own emotions after abortion. Each week different emotions of healing are covered – anger, denial, forgiveness, grief, etc. Healing exercises are also included to help the participant understand their pain and work through their grief. The personal testimonies are particularly useful when the ministry leaders are not post-abortive. The reader is also led through a daily scripture reading program as well as encouraged to memorize one verse each week. More Information…