Vatican document to address post-abortion syndrome
August 02, 2010
The Pontifical Academy for Life is preparing a study of post-abortion syndrome.
Archbishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, the new president of the Pontifical Academy, disclosed in an interview with L’Osservatore Romano that a document on how abortion effects women will be published next year. Abortion, he said, “profoundly effects the conscience of the woman,” and the results can include depression, anxiety, and other psychological difficulties as well as serious pastoral problems.
The document will also delve into the “habit of abortion,” the archbishop said, referring to the woman who undergo multiple abortions and “the dramatic phenomenon of completely erasing any moral sensitivity to the issue of abortion.” That problem could spread in Europe with the acceptance of abortifacient pills, he said.