Families and Abortion
Women are not the only ones who feel the pain and suffering brought about by this last resort. Studies show that abortion leaves families heartbroken. Fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles and siblings also feel the residual undesirable impact of abortion.
To think that an abortion only impacts a mother and her child preparing to be born removes the genuine pain family members experience when abortion touches their lives. For some family members, the pain comes more acutely because they promoted the abortion or chose not to speak up for the child. For other family members, the pain comes after hearing for the first time that a loved one had an abortion. Feelings of not being there to help can be difficult to overcome.
Studies have shown that following an abortion women have reported having relationship problems (1,2), vulnerability to abuse alcohol and use illegal drugs (3), and women who have abortions have a higher death rate from suicide, homicide and accidents higher than women who gave birth (4). While the statistics point to a documented concern, a better understanding may come from the testimony of those who have been brave enough to express how abortion has left their families heartbroken.... RTL Michigan (More)
There are several organizations in our area that are able to assist those with post abortion depression and post abortion counseling.