There is an emotional aftermath that takes place for any woman who has had an abortion that they will carry in some manner the rest of their lives. It is one thing to think about abortion and talk about it, but it's another thing to do it and live with the encompassed emotions. Once an abortion is done, it can not be undone. It is imperative that any one considering an abortion get some understanding about the ramifications and emotional fallout of their choices. First stop and realize that as human beings we all have emotions, we are not emotionless.
There are many reasons why girls or women might be pondering abortion as an option. However, there are also very pertinent reasons why they should not be considering it, (outside of some significant possible health risk for the bearer). For understanding purposes, I would like to invite you to consider why a mothers bond with a child is deeper and stronger than a mans bond with a child. It's not just what happens after the baby is born, it's from the unity they share during pregnancy. This is also why it is emotionally difficult for women who have had miscarriages.
From the moment of conception a mother is united with the child, and there is a deep bonding occurring between the two. Think about it, the baby is inside the mother from the onset, and will continue to be there for months to come. The two are closer than close, they are together constantly. That baby is just as much a part of her as she is a part of that baby. You just can't take the baby out and pretend like there was never any cohesion. A bearing woman's soul is not going to just forget about it, and her emotions will be full of intense feelings and emotional residue. In one way or another an abortion is going to haunt a woman's emotions and feelings at both a conscious and subconscious level for much, if not all of her life. That is not a burden that anyone should have to carry, let alone the feelings of grief, loss, guilt, shame, regret, and remorse that will accompany the woman who has had an abortion.
Having an abortion sets up any female for undue emotional stress, anguish, and anxiety. This is one area where thinking and making choices with your emotions will cost you indefinitely. The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. (Psalm 25:17-18). My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief. (Romans 9:2). Don't make lite of your baby or your emotions, it will weigh heavily on your heart if you do. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through all my groaning all day long. (Psalm 32:3).
Abortion is controversial subject in today's society and culture, many people might say it's their choice, it's their baby. No it's not, you do not own your baby any more than your mother owns you. You are not a mistake, why in the world would you consider your baby to be a mistake? Clearly, there is something that many people are missing when it comes to the abortion subject, beyond the emotional consequences. No child is an accident, Hello? Psalm 139:13 says; For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. You are Gods child, and so is any baby that any woman is carrying. Look at this further, Psalm 139:16 also says; your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. It's pretty clear that God is your Father and your creator, and the same holds true for any unborn babies. But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes; (Romans 9:11).
Proverbs 13:12 says; Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is the tree of life. Consider the fact that as a woman, you most likely will be blessed by God with a child. For most women there is a natural part of them that is longing to be fulfilled by having a child. By saying that you do not want the baby, (convenient timing or not), is to say no thank you to God and to your natural self. Instead of your womb becoming a place of life, it becomes an open grave. This is were the hope deferred comes in and the ramifications of emotional residue upon your heart. I implore you to weigh the consequences of your actions now, move beyond your current emotions and think with your head. Take some time and consider how your relationship was with your mother, because if you felt like you were unwanted, you might be carrying an old pain around that could have an impact on this childs life. Let your love for YOUR child be greater than your current thoughts and feelings, and remember you were once a baby in your mothers womb!
These statistics that may not be 100% reliable, but are certainly intriguing from a 11-25-2009 study on the reasons for abortions;
Economic reasons 33%
Young mother 32%
Wants current lifestyle 16%
Single mother, poor relationship 12%
Enough children already 6%
What percentage of people, do you think, consider themselves to be gifts from God? I do, in fact, it's the meaning of my first name.
Where IS THE LOVE in Health Care that Supports the KILLING of BABIES? How can that be called Health Care? 1 John 4:8; Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. Psalm 139:16; your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.