One of the effects abortion has on women is the loss of sexual intimacy.
As described in Dr. David Reardon’s book, Aborted Women: Silent No More (pgs. 50-51), sexual tenderness often falls away for women who have an abortion.
This can manifest itself in various forms. Reardon names a handful of them.
Reardon cites a study finding that 22% of post-abortive women report experiencing sexual coldness following their abortion.
This aspect of the effects abortion has on women can take different forms. This can be directed toward the father of the baby she just had killed. Or, it may be a feeling held toward all men in general.
Some post-abortive women report a sensation of guilt whenever they made love following their abortion. Sexual activity preceded the abortion last time, after all.
Other post-abortive women simply lost interest in sex altogether. Still others avoided it for fear another pregnancy would lead to another abortion with more regret and anguish to follow.
Hatred toward Men
The feeling of anger and even hatred serve as effects abortion has on women, as well.
Such a feeling could be directed toward the man who impregnated her. Perhaps she is upset he encouraged (or even forced) the abortion. Perhaps she wishes he was man enough to try to stop her. The possibilities are endless.
On the other hand, or even in addition, a post-abortive woman could feel hatred toward all men in general. The hurt she experienced through her failed sexual relationship and resulting dead baby was too painful. If she keeps a guard up against all men, then she never has to experience that sorrow and grief again.
The End to the Sexual Relationship
One way to affect sexual activity after an abortion is to sever ties with one’s sexual partner.
Not very many sexually-intimate relationships survive for long following an abortion. And this makes sense.
The conjugal act implies a willingness to be unified and to raise any resulting child that may come. If the couple has the baby killed instead, the abortion serves as a death knell for the relationship.
“This relationship was not meant to last” is often the message received by one or both sexual partners.
Do you know of other examples of the effects abortion has on women, particularly in terms of their sexual intimacy?
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