Santiago, Chile, Dec 29, 2015 / 12:02 pm
A psychologist who cares for post-abortive women has emphasized the need to help women who have had abortions heal – and that these women have their own stories to tell.
Peruvian psychologist Luz Marina Araoz Chavez said post-abortive women endure "difficulty in healing the wound caused by the loss of the baby." They also face difficulty in "being at peace with God, oneself or others that were involved in her decision to abort."
Chavez is a Peruvian psychologist and coordinator of Project Hope, which accompanies women who have aborted and are suffering from abortion's harms.
Her comments follow a statement from the committee on gender and sexual diversity at the Chilean Psychological Association which said that post-abortion syndrome does not exist.