If she was pressured into the abortion, such feelings may be exacerbated. She may have been told she is “too young,” “too poor,” “would make a poor mother,” etc. If she follows through with the abortion, then she may associate such statements with herself, causing psychological damage.
She is physically capable of conceiving, yet she has convinced herself she cannot be a mother. The disconnect may cause anguish. Further self-destructive behaviors could follow.[click to continue...]