Women who often recount their sexual pasts do so with laughter or regret; however, abortion remains the one thing that is too difficult to discuss even years later.
Several organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, note that immediately after the abortion it is common for women to experience anger, regret, guilt, sadness, or depression while some are relieved.
State-sanctioned counselors say that psychological problems appear low for those women who have had abortions, but this is due to the fact that these women have little desire to return to the doctor or clinic at which the abortion was performed; therefore, the gathered data is inadequate.
Overall, the hurt felt in the aftermath of an abortion is probably one of the deepest hurts a woman can feel. It is in epidemic proportions, and yet, abortion remains the champion of women’s rights. Why is that?