It's no secret, the main mission of most pro-life people is to stop all abortion. From rallies, to online websites as the one you're visiting right now, pro-life people have gathered together to fight this battle until the absolute abolishment of abortion. Now in no way is this a bad thing, in fact, I'd love to be at those rallies once I'm older. There's only one small issue to focusing all of our attention to stopping women from getting abortions; We forget about the women who've already had them.
Recent studies in the past two years have concluded that abortion can cause mental health conditions ranging from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) to Depression. The sad thing is, a lot of these women are ashamed and embarrassed of the mistake that they've made, and refuse to confront someone about the issues that they've been going through. These are real, absolutely real, mental diseases, and yet, many women who've regret their decision must go through this time alone. Not only this, but women who've had an abortion are four times more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. Yet, some pro-life people have the audacity to shame these women? We have all had mistakes in the past, and these women are no different. Now, don't get me wrong, some of these women are proud of the abortion that they've had, and don't regret it whatsoever. But there are real, hurting women out there who cannot handle what they have done. They see the wrong in abortion after it's committed, and instead of telling these women some shame story about the murder they've just been an assistance to, we need to love them. We need to comfort them. We need to help them. Being pro-life is more than just trying to save babies from abortion Being pro-life means helping women stray from abortion, but also helping those who've regret their abortions. We have got to stop shaming, and we have got to start loving.
Us pro-lifers must take the next step into our pro-life journey and help and encourage those women who are at risk at having an abortion, but also the women who have already had an abortion, yet regret the decision they have made. So the next time you see a woman who has been permanently damaged from the issue of abortion, take the time to give a hug, send a letter, be a friend, because you have no idea what they have just gone through.