Reflections on Post Abortion Care [Synopsis Only]
By Dawn de Witt
The often tragic consequences of abortion are elaborated by Dawn de Witt. This article outlines a disjunction between the ‘evidence’ that finds no impact on women’s mental health and the experience of counsellors who regularly encounter the grief, anger and depression of women who present often years after ‘choosing’ abortion. The consistent narrative is that many of these women felt coerced by families, circumstances, family narratives, stigma and sociocultural trends into having an abortion.
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