Grief after abortion
Posted by Catherine

Buddhist teachers talk about the importance of both allowing the experience of grief and not becoming lost in it, like the strings of a musical instrument that should be neither too tight nor too loose.

This is wise advice.  One of the immense difficulties of post-abortion grief is that – once it opens up – it is so very hard to work through and let go of.  It is not a natural grief and the element of guilt at having participated in the death (even if only from despair and lack of support) as well as the shame and societal denial that generally means abortion grief is a totally private, silent one makes it a toxic experience that can overwhelm and consume.

Pregnant women considering abortion are never told of this potential grief and abortion is sold as being consequence-free and pain-free.  Both those things are, of course, a lie.  The most honest thing abortion clinics could do is to tell women that abortion involves the death of their baby and that death involves grief.  Brutal? Violent? Invasive? Nowhere near as brutal, violent and invasive as the devastation abortion can cause, years afer the event.

 

 

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  1. Since your just working on your abs its betetr to work different parts more every other day, but everyday if you feel it necessary. To get your lower abs you can do leg lifts. raise your legs up and down and to make it harder have someone pushing your legs down and keep your feet from touching the floor. keep your legs straight. or row boats. every time you go down on your situp you thrust your legs out and keep them from touching the ground the whole time. then when you come back up you bring your legs back in. Its just like rowing a boat. another workout for side is mason twist. balance on your butt. keeping your legs and feet off the ground.( ankles locked ) for harder you can keep your legs straight out but still not touching the ground. interlock your fingers. and go from side to side touching the floor with your interlocked fingers. if this isnt hard enouph you can hold a weight inbetween your hands to make it heavier.

    Posted by Auth on February 13, 2013 at 1:34 am // Reply to comment


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