Family Research Council

Post-Abortion Suffering: A Psychiatrist Looks at the Effects of Abortion

By Chris Gacek Senior Fellow for Regulatory Policy


The growing weight of scientific studies and the voices of women themselves tell the story of abortion as a life-changing, adverse experience for many. Relying on Dr. Martha Shuping's experience as a psychiatrist, we can describe the psychological impact of abortion through the lens of her clinical counseling and the emerging scientific literature.