So it turns out that many women suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after giving birth. A study found that 8% of women experienced PTSD after giving birth, and many more experienced some symptoms of PTSD. I actually sort of knew this was a thing, but I was surprised at the size of the numbers. This is a problem that very few people talk about.
I’ve seen more than a few pro-life people who seem to think that instead of getting an abortion, the woman should simply go ahead and give birth, and then…something. Usually put the child up for adoption. Ignoring the fact that the foster system is not a happy place full of unicorns and rainbows, it turns out that many of the women who get abortions would be traumatized by childbirth. Opposing abortion is condemning hundreds of thousands of women to suffer PTSD.