The Negative Effects of Abortion

There is an act here in Singapore (called Termination of Pregnancy Act) that necessitates most women to consider pre abortion counselling. According to the Senior Minister (of State for Health) Dr. Khor, the number of abortions performed here has declined since 2006. In 2006, there were about 12302 cases of abortion but in 2012, significant increase was noted – there were about 10624 cases of abortion. If you are pregnant and you are contemplating about abortion, you need to undergo counselling.


Your counsellor will create a picture of the effects of this crucial decision. It is important that you carefully consider the negative effects of abortion to include:

1. Isolation

There are women who avoid other people because of their decision Eventually, the avoidance patterns will result to isolation.

2. Irritability or aggressiveness

Your annoyance to others who are questioning your decision is not a good way to cope up. Sometimes, you just ignore them but sometimes, you become aggressive or violent to prove your point.


3. Sleeping problems

If you feel that you made the wrong decision, you will not sleep well. Other people say that it is your conscience that is bugging you. You might experience insomnia, nightmares and you can hear a baby crying.

4. Eating disorders

When you are not feeling good physically or emotionally, it is either you eat too much or you eat less. If you eat too much, you will gain more weight. If you eat less, you will get sick.


5. Back/abdominal pains

Sometimes, you will experience back/abdominal pains. Even if the abortion is successful, there will always be side effects. There are other people who experienced skin irritations. You need to endure it and live by your decision.

6. Trauma and depression

Women cope differently. Abortion is a major life event – it can affect you no matter how you convince yourself that you made the right decision. You will be traumatized or depressed.

If you still want to push through, you need to be physically and emotionally ready because this is not easy. Whatever decision you consider, you have to live with it.

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