Post-Abortion Review Index

Back Issues

Volume One, 1992-1993
Report on the latest pro-abortion research; Planned Parenthood v. Casey;Abortion / Suicide connection; the JAMA coverup; Abortion and subsequent substance abuse; Identifying high risk abortion cases; Abortion and the feminization of poverty; Why we should be both pro-woman and pro-life.

Volume Two, 1994
Rape and incest pregnancies; Abortion malpractice manual for attorneys; Informed Consent; Advantages of a pro-woman / pro-life strategy.

Volume Three, 1995
The post-abortion healing approach; Model pro-life legislation; Welfare reform and abortion; Psychology of despair and hope; the “Koop Report; ” Pope speaks to post-abortive women; Morality of the post-abortion strategy; Women’s right to know; Review of pro-abortion research; Book reviews; News briefs.

Volume Four, 1996
Reflections of aborting women; Abortion and the Bobbitt case; Abortion and domestic violence; Men and abortion.

Volume Five,  1997
The impact of abortion on Generation X; Abortion and suicide; Being kind to “vegetables”, Despair vs. Hope, Knowing your audience in the abortion debate; Lessons we should have learned since Roe; Psychological effects of abortion on women; Hidden agenda of population controllers; Finding real answers about abortion; Book reviews.

Volume Six, 1998
Abortion and child abuse; Women at Risk Conference; A Fable of the triumph of post-abortion healing; Hope and Healing; Lies about the morning after pill; the threat of jail for substance abuse during pregnancy; Book Reviews.

Volume Seven, 1999
Post-abortion ministry in prisons; the Kate Michelman story; Finding healing after abortion; Exposing Deceptive Abortion Practices.

Volume Eight, 2000
Coerced Abortions; Manipulation of Teens; Women are FOUR TIMES more likely to die after abortion compared to childbirth; Flaws in U.S. data on abortion deaths; ER Doctor describes abortion complications coverup; Pro-woman and pro-life politics; Reports on New Studies

Volume Nine, 2001
Abortion’s Special Dangers to Adolescents; Protective Effects of Childbirth; Abortion and African Americans; Introduction to Forbidden Grief; Cloning and Human Engineering; New Book Documents all major Studies on Abortion Complications; and much more.

Volume Ten, 2002
Long Term Depression Linked to Abortion; Major Class Action Lawsuits Target Abortion; Coping With Abortion; How Abortion Can Impact a Marriage; New Study Shows Abortion Death Rate Much Higher than Previously Known; Women Need More Mental Health Treatment After Abortion, New Study Finds; Propaganda About Violence Distorts the Abortion Debate; Abortion Clinics Concealing Sex Crimes; IVF, Abortion & Coercion; Groups Petition FDA to Shelve RU-486; Abortion May Affect Mothering and Development of Later Children; News Briefs; Testimonies and more.

Volume Eleven, 2003
Traumatic Grief and Post-Abortion Trauma; Healing for Women Who Have Just Had Abortions: Two Views; Risk of Psychiatric Hospitalization Rises After Abortion; Study Links Abortion With Depression; The Impact of Abortion After Prenatal Testing; Book Reviews, Testimonies and more.

Volume Twelve, 2004
Higher Death Rates Among Women Who Had Abortions; Mental Health Treatments Higher After Abortion; Abortion Businesses Concealing Sex Crimes; Talking With Your Children About Your Abortion; How Abortion Can Impact A Marriage; IVF & Abortion; Abortion’s Impact on Parenting & Later Children; Book Excerpts; Testimonies and more.

Volume Thirteen, 2005
America’s Coerced Abortion Epidemic; Women Three Times More Likely to Die After Abortion; History of Abuse Among Aborting Women Studied; Trauma Symptoms, Pressure to Abort Are Common; When the Freedom to Choose Isn’t; Persecution of Women and Unborn Children Around the World; Higher Substance Abuse Rates Among Pregnant Women After Abortion; Trauma’s Impact on Future Relationships;  Abortion Liked to Child Abuse; Mom, Dad … I’m Pregnant; Testimonies; News Briefs and more.

Volume Fourteen, 2006
Study Lead by Pro-Choice Researcher Finds Increase in Mental Health Problems After Abortion; “Unwanted” Births Better Than Abortion for Teens; Women Want to Know About Medical Risks; APA Spokesperson Says Evidence of Abortion Harm Doesn’t Matter; Sleep Disorders Increase After Abortion; Excerpts from Giving Sorrow Words: Women’s Stories of Grief After Abortion; RU-486 and Population Control; Testimonies; News Briefs and more.

Volume Fifteen, 2007
Note: Due to technical problems, some files have been lost and we are not able to upload files from 2007. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Volume Sixteen, 2008
Study Finds High Rates of PTSD Among Women Who Had Abortions; Women in Developing Countries Say They Don’t Want Abortion; Woman’s Death Part of Dangerous Trend of Unwanted Abortion and Post-Abortion Trauma; Men, Abortion and Suicide; South Dakota Abortion Businesses Close Rather Than Inform Women of Abortion Complications; Chair of APA Abortion Task Force Violates Ethics Rules; Study Gives Further Proof of Abortion/Depression Link

Volume Seventeen, 2010
Nebraska First to Allow Women to Sue for Psychological Injury After Abortion; New Study Affirms Link Between Abortion and Mental Health Problems and more.

Volume Eighteen, 2011
Launch of new Church Awareness Project; New Research on Late-Term vs. Early Abortions; New Study on Abortion and Mental Health Problems; Abortion and the APA; Former Abortion Clinic Director Apologizes to Women; When Christian Parents Push for Abortion and more.

Volume Nineteen, 2012
Law for Pre-Abortion Screening and Disclosure of Risks to Women Upheld; Ask Your Legislators to Introduce for Our Model Bill Protecting the Rights of Women; Special Section on New Mental Health Research and the Controversy Over Research on Mental Health Problems After Abortion; Major Research From Three Countries Finds Higher Maternal Death Rates After Abortion; Special Section on Abortion and Sexual Assault Pregnancy and more.

Volume Twenty, 2013
New Research Finds Abortion Abortion Has No Benefits, But Does Have Risks; Why Kermit Gosnell and His “House of Hours” Abortion Clinic is Not An Exception, Myths About Illegal Abortions; Abortion Clinics Need to Screen for Violence; Forced Abortions Are Preventable; Research Linking Abortion and Higher Rates of Metabolic Syndrome; Special Report on Abortion and Breast Cancer; Sex Selection Abortion in the U.S. and more.


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10 Responses to Post-Abortion Review Index

  1. JT says:

    IM 29 YEARS OLD . I HAVE A 6YR OLD AND I AM A SINGLE MOM FINANCIALLY I DONT GET HELP FROM MY SONS FATHER . I BEEN WITH ANOTHER GUY ON AND OFF FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS HE HAS 2 KIDS AND WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT HOW IT BE WHEN I WAS PREGANT WITH HES KID AND HE SAIDS THAT IM GOIN TO MARRY HIM. BUT OUR RELATIOSHIP BEEN SO ROCKY THAT I DONT KNOW IF THERE A FUTURE WITH US I RECENTLY FOUND OUT IM PREGANT 6 WEEKS AND I KNOW THAT FIANCIALLYAND MENTTALLY I CANT SUPPORT THIS CHILD AND IT KILLS ME INISIDE BECAUSE I DONT BELEIVE IN ABORTION AND I KNOW I LOVEHIM BUT I DON WANT TO GO THRU WHAT IM GOIN THRU NOW SUPPORTING AND RAISING MY SON ALONE IM SCARED I DONT KNOW IF IM MAKING THE RIGHT DECSION HOPE IF I DO DECIDE TO NOT KEEP IT GOD FORGIVE ME AND I LEARN HOW TO FORGIVE MYSELF . HE AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT READY TO HAVE A BABY BEACAUSE OUR RELATIOSHIP IS ROCKY AND I FEEL LIKE IF I DO THIS I DONT WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM.

    • EI says:

      I pray you will hold strong, trust God, and do what you know is right. Having an abortion and just hoping that things will turn out all right is like deciding to run through a gasoline fire and hoping that a lifetime of fully body scars won’t be too bad.

      I know you are feeling desperate. I know that it’s hard to believe that there is any other option but abortion. But God is already speaking through your conscience and saying don’t do this. The fact that you posted this comment and are essentially looking for some lifeline to avoid having the abortion also shows that you know with certainty, deep down, that abortion is the wrong choice. The other side of the problem, however, is that you feel trapped by the equally unpleasant idea of struggling to raise another child and with your current rocky relationship.

      The solution is not to cut off the life of and your relationship with your child. What you need are most positive relationships in your life. People who can help you, both with your children and without your Ex, assuming you are not going to work things out.

      To find those relationship, you need to get in touch with a pregnancy help center. There are women who have been through what you are going through who want to be your friend and offer you both physical support and emotional support.

      We understand you can’t do it alone. And you shouldn’t have to. But you do need to reach out for and accept the help and friendship of others.

      Click here to learn more about pregnancy help centers: http://www.theunchoice.com/pregnancyhelp.htm

  2. ragavi says:

    Dear Madam,
    i am ragavi, 24yrs old women, now 7weeks pregnant, due to my family position have an idea to go MTP. then 15 days back took tablet for Mtp purpose with doctor consultation. but still now bleeding continuous. i couldn’t understand the situation. kindly advise and inform post MPT complications. awaiting yr reply.

  3. Rupinder says:

    Hi i am 27.9 years old. I am married and i have a 11 months old baby girl. I was pregnant again. So my husband forced me for abortion. I was totally against the abortion, but my husband want the abortion. So i aborted my baby on 17-may-2012. I was 7 weeks pregnant on that day. The reason to aborted my baby was that i am on student visa in Australia. So we could not look after the two children. So that’s why i aborted my baby. But now i am very depressed about my baby. I know in this time he or she will be in heaven. All the time i am crying for my baby. I want to get my baby back. I know that my baby felt pain during an abortion. Please pray to God to give my baby back. Please encourage me I have no body to support me. When i talk with my husband about my baby he anger on me. He says you are mad. But he don’t know what we did. We killed our alive baby. The doctors are also a big liar. When i asked to the doctor if i am 7 weeks pregnant then there will be baby in my womb so my baby will feel pain during an abortion but the doctor said there is no baby in your womb there are only the tissues. So doctor was also a liar. Please help me what i have to do. I want to get my baby.

    • EI says:

      Dear Rupinder,

      We are very sorry for your loss and the pain you are suffering. You are in our prayers.

      We are also sorry that your husband does not understand and does not support you. This makes it especially important for you to find someone to talk to who does understand. Please read our tips on post-abortion healing, and also search for a post-abortion healing programs in Australia. Using “post-abortion healing Australia” for the search term, I found several groups listed, including rachelsvineyard.org.au/. Most post-abortion help services are free and are staffed by women who have been through what you have been. So they understand, and they can help you, too.

      You are in our prayers.

  4. Umm Hakeem says:

    Hello Elliot,
    I just wanted to ask, isn’t it worthwhile to consider abortion on a case by case basis, rather than generalising that abortion is not good?
    for example if a baby is harming the mother (healthwise) and in order for the mother to survive they would need to abort the baby? what should happen?

    • EI says:

      There are two perspectives to consider. One is moral. If an unborn human being has moral value, or even an inherent, God given right to life, than by what scale applied to a “case by case” basis is it morally right, even obligatory, to deliberately kill that unborn human. The most obvious contender is in the hypothetical case of when the mother will die without an abortion. But even if that was the case, and that judgement was based not on medical speculation but absolute certainty, it still raises the moral question of whether it is ever morally justified to directly and intentionally kill one innocent person in order to save the life of a second innocent person. For theologians and philosophers and ethicists who think about these things deeply and carefully, this is not a simple question. Is it ever right to commit an evil act (destroying an innocent life) with the hope that good will come from it? Suffice it to say that traditionally in cases of ectopic pregnancy when the ectopic tube is about to burst and may cause complications that will kill the mother, and the unborn child is in the process of dying at only a few weeks of gestation because of this complication of pregnancy, theologians have concluded that it is morally acceptable to

        intentionally remove the bursting ectopic tube

      , accepting the secondary effect of removing the baby, in order to save the mother’s life. The reasoning is that the “abortion” of the child is not intended as the means of saving the woman’s life. Rather, the means of saving the woman’s life is to remove the damaged ectopic tube . . . which happens to also contain the child who is also in the process of dying. According to this “double effect” moral reasoning, if it were possible to remove the tube and save the child (by transplant, for example) this should be done. But the inability to save the child does not rule out removing the diseased ectopic tube in order to save the woman.

      In short, the moral reasoning is that one should always try to save both and one can never intentionally kill one to save the other.

      Now, the second way to look at this is to assume that the human fetus has no moral value except that assigned to it by it’s mother. From this view point, the question you raise about abortion in order to save the life of the mother shifts the focus entirely to the question of what is most medically beneficial. Now, I am unaware of any cases were the “baby is harming the mother.” Questions surrounding saving the life of the mother are usually related to her facing other diseases, like heart disease or a cancer, for which treatment of those diseases is more difficult because doctors must then worry about whether a drug they give, for example, might help her but hurt the baby.

      As a purely technical medical consideration, ignoring the moral value of the baby, it is would always be simpler to treat the woman if she wasn’t pregnant. Aborting the pregnancy just eliminates all the doctor’s worries about getting sued for harming the baby in the course of treating the woman. And this is why many doctors do advocate or even insist on abortion and may even exaggeratedly say that the abortion is necessary to save her life.

      But here’s the reality. In most cases, of abortion intended to safe a woman’s life, the pregnancy is a wanted pregnancy in the second or third trimester. She wanted to deliver her child, will severely grieve its loss, and feels caught between three great evils: her death, the death of her child, and possibly the death of both of them.

      As indicated above, many times the doctor will ask and even insist on her accepting the death of her child so the doctor will have greater freedom in providing treatments he or she hopes can save the mother (and also to reduce liability risks if any treatments provided end up causing disabilities in the child).

      But is there really any solid medical evidence that abortion increases the chances that a woman will survive. Actually, no. There is only the hope. The best medical evidence actually indicates that carrying a pregnancy until it can be delivered (usually early), does not reduce the chances of women with various cancers surviving, for example. Similarly, a study in 74,317 births in which there were 21 maternal deaths, found that none of those deaths could have been averted by an abortion.

      The bottom line is that the question of when abortion is necessary to save a woman’s life is clouded by the fact that there is uncertainty when this is ever truly the case. Surely, abortion is convenient, from a medical perspective, in simplifying treatment options, but abortion itself rarely if ever provides a direct medical benefit to the woman. And even if it did, that benefit may be more than offset by all of the psychological and physical risks that come with an abortion. In the case of late term therapeutic abortions, these risks are even higher than for early term abortions.

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  5. madhuri says:

    Hi I have question. I had three miscarriage 4 years back. After that I successful delivery. And I did two more abortion. Now again I am pregnant so can do abortion again? Is there any risk involved. Please advise..

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