Dr. Angelo, Boston psychiatrist speaks out about aftermath

Dr. E Joanne Angelo, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the Tufts University School of Medicine and a psychiatrist in private practice in Boston:

“Women who have had abortions… may turn to alcohol or drugs to get to sleep at night or to deaden the pain of their waking hours, or throw themselves into feverish activity in an attempt to forget their sorrow, guilt and shame. Deep feelings of loneliness and emptiness may lead to binge eating, alternating with purging and anorexia, or intense efforts to repair intimate relationships or develop new ones inappropriately, or to an insatiable need to replace lost child at any cost.”

In a Special Word to Women Who Have Had an Abortion (National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington DC, 1999)

Read about the studies about psychological dangers of abortion here.

Read women’s stories of abortion regret here.

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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