Defining the Hurt of Abortion

Approximately one in four women experience abortion, but how many women have experienced hurt from abortion?

That is what we here at Hurt After Abortion are working tirelessly to determine. What many women do not know is that abortion clinics are not required to report complications from abortions to the state. Only sites like CheckMyClinic truly show what clinics had complications and how frequently complications occurred.

What about you? Are you wondering if you have been hurt from an abortion? And what constitutes as “hurt” from abortion? Let us begin by defining hurt.

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, hurt is defined as:

1: to inflict with physical pain : WOUND; Or, to do substantial or material harm to DAMAGE

2: to cause emotional pain or anguish to: OFFEND; or, HAMPER


What are the physical hurts from Abortion?

  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Damage to the Cervix
  • Scarring of the Uterine Lining
  • Perforation of the Uterus
  • Damage to Internal Organs
  • Death
  • Consider Other Risks of Abortion
  • Abortion and Preterm Birth for future pregnancies


What are the psychological hurts from Abortion?

  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Flashbacks of abortion
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Self-harm


What are the emotional hurts from Abortion?

  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Depression
  • Anger

Acknowledging and defining hurt is a huge first step. You cannot heal from something you cannot pinpoint. We want you to know this is a safe place. We started this organization because we have experienced multiple layers of hurt from abortion. If you or a friend have been hurt from a previous abortion and need someone to share your experience with, or you need help processing it, why not contact us. Our desire is to have justice and healing for all!

Click here to learn more about the complications abortion can have.