abortion trauma syndrome

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A term first used in the early 1980s by Vincent Rue, a psychologist and trauma specialist for what he considered a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. The term was later used by pro-life advocates for the adverse emotional reactions that allegedly follow an abortion. It is not officially recognised as a condition a sui generis

abortion trauma syndrome

Psychology '…a medical syndrome that does not exist.' ABS is a 'nonentity' presumed to have been created by 'pro-life'–anti-abortion activists, and alleged to occur in women who have undergone abortion, who allegedly suffer deleterious physical and emotional consequences after abortion. See Abortion.
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Given the relative consensus in the medical community that abortions do not cause clinically significant psychological harm, it is clear that claims of post-abortion syndrome are not rooted in medicine and psychology, but rather stem from social attitudes about women and motherhood.
The concept of "post-abortion syndrome" on which so much of the South Dakota Task Force Report is based was first proposed in the early 1980s by Vincent Rue, who has since become an international authority in the antiabortion movement whose work is cited nine times in the Report.
"Given that 1.5 million women have abortions every year, if there were such a thing as post-abortion syndrome, you would expect that the doors of mental health professionals would be being broken down."
And Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS) claims have never got off the ground in Britain.
Are they advised about the mental disorders springing from the Post-Abortion Syndrome?
Second Chance Ministries was founded in 1990 as an outreach to men and women who have experienced the trauma of abortion, what is commonly called post-abortion syndrome. Second Chance seeks to provide help for all who are suffering from the aftermath of abortion, through one-on-one counselling, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and referrals if necessary.
When you talk about the humanity of the unborn child, the pain of post-abortion syndrome, the failure of our government to protect its most vulnerable citizens, your claims carry added weight because you have credibility, because you are like them.
Although it was not yet called that at the time, the first person I ever heard speak about Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS) was Dr.
I've heard of post-abortion trauma and post-abortion syndrome, but never "abortion trauma syndrome.") But she came close.
Claims by those in the abortion industry and their allies in the social science establishment that there was no such thing as post-abortion syndrome? Assurances that the new abortifacient RU486 would make abortions safer, simpler, and easier?
Seminars explaining the Abortion-Breast Cancer Link, the connection between Planned Parenthood and the eugenics movement, myths and realities of stem cell research, an outline of human fetology, post-abortion syndrome, and abortion law developments are just a few of the topics covered by experts on each subject.