If you’re an American, you’re post-abortive.
It is estimated that, since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 by which seven Justices created the “right to abortion” in America, over 58,000,000 babies have been killed here. “Post-abortive” persons include the mothers of babies killed, fathers, and close family members.
Due to girls and women having multiple abortions, the number of post-abortive mothers there have been in America is somewhat less than 58,000,000. The death of some of these mothers since 1973, also reduces the number of living post-abortive mothers. For the sake of this article, let us go, conservatively, with 40,000,000 post-abortive mothers currently alive.
Each baby aborted by its mother had a father. Although in the case of multiple abortions it is not always the case that the same boy or man fathered the babies, let us go with 40,000,000 fathers currently alive. For Fathers and others, we are going to assume that some number of them are aware of the abortion; and that each of them will, someday, realize they have another child, grandchild, sibling, niece, nephew, etc. And that all of them will be deprived of life with the child here on this earth.
Each baby killed had two grandfathers. Of the original 116,000,000 grandfathers, let us be conservative and go with 40,000,000 alive today.
Each baby killed had two grandmothers. Of the original 116,000,000 grandmothers, let us be conservative and go with 40,000,000 alive today.
Continuing with a conservative outlook, let us go with 1.0 siblings per dead baby. That means there have been about 58,000,000 siblings. Again assuming some of them have gone to the next life naturally, let us go with 29,000,000 brothers and sisters.
Aunts, Uncles, Cousins
Again being conservative, let us assume each dead baby had a total of 2.0 aunts, uncles and cousins. Discounting for natural death, let us go with 116,000,000 close relatives.
And each day there are, plus or minus, 3800 more abortions here; which means that the number of post-abortive Americans rises daily. Daily, 3800 more post-abortive mothers; 3800 more post-abortive fathers; 7600 more post-abortive granddads; 7600 more post-abortive grandmoms; and so on down the family line of post-abortive brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles cousins.
Just taking into account family members, this is a total – without discounting for death – of over 728,000,000 people. Discounted for non-abortion death, using extremely conservative estimates, the number of post-abortive persons in America currently alive is about 305,000,000. The estimate of the current United States population is 325,000,000. Accepting that not only mothers can be impacted after an abortion, the odds are, therefore, very high that each and every American is post-abortive – which means that as a country, America itself is post-abortive.
You who are reading this are post-abortive. Even if you severely discount the number of the post-abortive who are unaware of the abortion, who will never know the child on this earth, there are thousands of persons who are aware of the abortions and who can suffer post-abortion trauma, post-abortion effects, and post-abortion despair.
In real terms, in human terms, this means:
Mothers will not help these daughters with their make-up on prom night.
Fathers will not show these teenage sons how to avoid cutting themselves when they shave.
Grandads will not get to dance with these granddaughters standing on their feet.
Grandmas will not get to cook Christmas cookies with these granddaughters.
Brothers will not wrestle with these brothers and yell and cry in agony and then laugh joyously.
These Sisters will not sneak into bed together and go to sleep hugging each other.
Uncles will not get to tell their nieces how pretty their moms were when they were eight years old.
Aunts won’t get to tell their nephews that their Dad was their mom’s favorite.
And Cousins will not dance the chicken dance at family reunions with these cousins.
And most importantly this means that in the future many persons in America will end their lives without a family member who cares for them and they will die alone. The aborted baby who would have been at their side will not be there.
Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD, PAS, PASS)
We do not know how many of these post-abortive persons suffer and will suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but we do know that for many abortion is a stress, a traumatic stress. Nevertheless, many of those who are proabortion or who are part of the abortion industry either want to deny this or to ignore the persons who suffer this type of PTSD. It is a reality in America today that many do have the post-abortion form of PTSD – called Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) or post-abortion stress syndrome (PASS).
“Post Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) is the name that has been given to the psychological aftereffects of abortion, based on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) . . . any event that causes trauma can indeed result in PTSD, and abortion is no exception.” (Click here for full article.)
Post Abortion Syndrome 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 it’s 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. (Read more here.)
For the Americans who suffer PASS, especially, but not solely, post-abortive mothers, it can result in: guilt, survival guilt, anxiety, avoiding children, avoiding women, feeling numb, depression, suicidal thoughts, anniversary syndrome, re-experiencing the abortion, fear of infertility, an inability to bond with children, fear that children will die, eating disorders, alcohol use, drug use, deterioration of self-esteem, disruption of personal relationships, reduced motivation sleep disorders.
And it must be noted that teenagers who have abortions are critically sensitive to PASS.
Teenagers who have abortions are especially vulnerable to PAS because they are at a critical developmental period of their life most deeply affected by abortions, they are also likely to be the least expressive about their doubts and pains. Instead of being encouraged to accept the consequences of her choices, and to mature through the responsibilities of parenthood, she is encouraged to ‘mature’ through infantile destruction. (Lynn D. Wardle and Mary Ann Wood, A Lawyer Looks at Abortion, 1982, p.117, and Saltenberger, Every Woman, p.152, cited in Reardon p.133.)
There are tens of millions of mothers and hundreds of millions of family members who are post-abortive. It is a national crisis that millions of them will suffer some negative impact of an abortion, and many of them will suffer some form of PASS. As by so many feminists and so many in the abortion industry, are these persons to be ignored? Told brusquely to “put your big girl panties on?”
The left’s science censors and the liberal’s politically-correct science police do not want the existence of PASS even admitted, much less discussed, even less be given the imprimatur of peer-reviewed research. Still, all one need do is search terms as those that follow to know that PASS is for real: post-abortion grief, post-abortion risks, post-abortion trauma, post-abortion emotional sequelae, post-abortion complications, and post-abortion psychological illness.
Just as physicians in the 19th century saw “hysterical” women as not “true women,” and wanted them kept from the public eye by commitment to asylums, today proabortion feminists want post-abortive women who are suffering from PASS to somehow be ignored, diminished, questioned, and dismissed. These modern-day hysterics are judged against the standards of Katha Pollit’s Free, Autonomous, Equal (FAE) women – free to autonomously have promiscuous sex with no consequences (i.e. no babies) as do their rutting male counterparts. (Pollitt, Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights). Judged by these feminist dogmas and standards, women who engage in and then regret Pollitt’s FAE sexcapades and say they suffer from PASS are heretics and/or hysterics. But these women will not be silenced.
Despite the attempts to hide the truth, and promote the abortion agenda and abortion businesses, there are a plethora of professionals, caregivers, counselors, clergy, coalitions, and groups that assist post-abortive persons dealing with the effects of PASS. Help exists in milieus and therapies called: post-abortion syndrome therapy, post-abortion coping strategies, post-abortion counseling, post-abortion group therapy, and post-abortion psychological and psychiatric treatment.
PASS is the PTSD that will not go away. It remains to be seen if recognition of and treatment of PASS will be outlawed, as reparative therapy has been in California.
As with peer-reviewed research that proves the ABC (abortion-breast-cancer) Connection and peer-reviewed research that shows children are raised healthier by a mother and father, it remains to be seen if the left, the liberals, the proabortion feminists, the academic elite, and the exponents of the abortion businesses will successfully stifle the research about PASS.
Care is available for individuals suffering from the negative impacts of abortion and there are effective therapies for those suffering from PASS. Many of these assume that bodily death is not the end of human existence, that there is an eternity to be enjoyed with our loved ones, that repentance, redemption, and salvation are possible, and that a mother, a father, a family member can be with an aborted child again, forever.
But what about therapy for a post-abortive country? America is post-abortive. Can America heal? Is it possible? If so, how?