Most relationships between unmarried couples come apart after an
abortion. Some women may also become involved in a violent
relationship after an abortion because of feelings of self-hatred
and low self-esteem.
According to the Elliot Institute News, many
women choose abortion in hopes of saving their relationship or to
try to keep their significant other from leaving them. However, most
relationships between unmarried couples come apart after an
abortion. Some other relationships do survive after an abortion but
the couple is often bound together by grief. Even married couples
are often driven apart by an abortion unless they are able to find a
way to work through the grieving process together. Substantial
statistical evidence and many case studies have also shown a link
between abortion and domestic violence. A woman who is
self-destructive or suicidal, but afraid to deliberately harm
herself, may be more likely to become involved with a violent man.
Because of self-hatred and low self-esteem, she may remain in the
relationship because she thinks she doesn’t deserve anything better.
Until men and women are provided with post-abortion healing, they
are likely to remain trapped in cycles of violence.1
Relationships Survive After Abortion?, The
Elliot Institute News, October 25, 2005, pp. 1-2.