Dear Abortion Advice: I am so worried that I will spend my life regretting having an abortion. How do people cope after abortion? From Anxious

Dear Anxious:

Here is a self test I found online that might help you gain some insight into future regrets about abortion:

Will I Regret Having an Abortion?

Some situations are warning signs that women will have a hard time after an abortion.
If you are worried about how you will feel afterwards, answer the following questions.
Score using a 1, 2, or 3:
1 = Not true for me 2 = Somewhat true for me 3 = Really true for me
1. _____ I believe abortion is the same as murdering a born person.
2. _____ I am not sure if I am making the right decision.
3. _____ I don’t want an abortion, but I have to have one.
4. _____ I know I will regret having an abortion.
5. _____ My parents are rejecting, critical, or abusive.
6. _____ The man involved is abusive, rejecting, and controlling.
7. _____ I think God will punish me for having an abortion.
8. _____ I will not be able to forgive myself for having an abortion.
9. _____ No one is giving me emotional support right now.
10. _____ Someone else is forcing me to have an abortion.
11._____ I am never going to think about it again after it’s over.
12. _____ I suffer from depression or diagnosed personality disorder.
13. _____ I am a “perfectionist” and I can’t forgive myself for getting in this situation.
Add up your score. Enter your total here _______

Any score  of 13 and above indicates you will have trouble coping after an abortion.

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