Abortion PTSD

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a clinical term used to described universal reactions, and the symptoms people display, as a result of trauma.  Abortion is traumatic.  It affects your body, mind, emotions and spirit.  You may identify with one or more of the clinical symptoms listed below.  If you do, you are most likely suffering from Abortion PTSD.  Beneath that is a list of common reactions women report having as a result of their abortion.  At Project Rachel we will help you identify the coping mechanisms you’ve been using that may not be working any more, and give you new tools that will assist you in the healing process. Healing is possible. We’re here to help.  Please contact us.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Alcohol and/or Substance abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Dissociation
  • Flashbacks
  • Nightmares
  • Self-mutilation

Other common ways women can be affected by abortion:

  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Numbness
  • Denial
  • Repression
  • Grief
  • Fear
  • Shame
  • Isolation
  • Emptiness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anniversary sorrow
  • Crying spells
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Self-condemnation
  • Inability to forgive self
  • Troubled relationships
  • Anxiety over fertility and childbearing issues
  • Avoidance of babies and/or children
  • Difficulty bonding with present and/or future children
  • Preoccupation with becoming pregnant again
  • Promiscuity

If you’ve been experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact us. Healing is possible.