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Post Abortion Syndrome - A silent killer

See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.
– Isaiah 43:19 NKJV

Her name was Sherri, and she had a great love for life. She was always ready for an adventure. I can remember that as a child, her eyes would dance with mischief, and I would know she was planning something that would probably lead to our getting into trouble. We were as close as sisters, and only 11 months apart in age. Sherri was my cousin, and my best friend while growing up. She died before 40 years of age from drug and alcohol abuse. Sherri had become pregnant as an unwed teenager, and was forced into an abortion by her parents. Sherri then silently suffered from PAS (Post-Abortion Syndrome.)

What is PAS? It is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. It has been described as being much like the stress experienced by those who have participated in a violent death, physical or sexual assault, and rape. The victim of PAS experiences…