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PASS

Another hidden truth that is not mentioned when people speak of Pro-Choice and Pro-Life is PASS. Post Abortion Stress Syndrome. The basic argument for Pro-Choice is that it is a woman’s body, and she has the right to choose. On the flip side, the fetus is not her body but another life and should be permitted to live. Some would suggest that females need to prevent pregnancy in the first place. However, what neither side is discussing is the after-effects of abortion. My quest is that Pro-Choice doesn’t want to discuss it because it would give the other side ammunition. The other side would suggest that women would not want to harm their bodies. Neither side states that abortion has adverse effects on a woman’s well-being. Most abortion centers don’t wish to overstate risks that stigmatize abortion, seek to intimidate women, and are unethical. However, not pointing to the possibility is just as dishonest.

What is Post Abortion Stress Syndrome? It is a conduction similar to post-traumatic stress disorder. Those who support the existence of PASS post-abortion syndrome have compared it to PTSD, suggesting it shares many of the same symptoms. The symptoms commonly associated with the post-abortion syndrome include tearfulness, mood changes, including anger, sadness, grief, or numbness, depression, guilt, regret, or denial of the abortion, flashbacks, nightmares, disrupted sleep, thoughts of suicide, substance use, relationship issues, decreased self-esteem, and fear of future pregnancy come with a warning label.

In a world where television broadcast drug commercials provide the positive and negative effects of the drugs, and if you have any symptoms, stop taking the medication and consult your physician. Since the Covid 19 pandemic, we are told to wear a mask for our protection and the protection of others. It would seem logical that women should receive suggestions to protect against unwanted pregnancy and the possible risk associated with abortion. The suggestion is to be wise and not foolish since the consequence of abortion could be a woman’s mental and physical health. 

We often hear about after death experience where the soul of someone dies, sees the light, and meets Jesus Christ. In Lee Strobel’s film, ‘The Case for Heave,’ he explores the concept and interviews people who had the experience. These experiences are spoken of not only by Christians but often by non believes in Jesus Christ, which causes a life-changing experience. Oh, a Christian retreat weekend, I heard a former Jewish man who said he died and met Jesus Christ, who told him it was not his time. The experience caused him to change his former beliefs and made him a more caring individual.

In John 20:29 (NIV), Jesus says, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” It would seem that often Jesus comes to individuals in an after-life experience to bring them to Him. People who already believe do not need to have that experience. When I was about 19 years old, I was sitting in a parked car with a friend on a summer day when a stranger about my age walked up to the car, put his face inches from mine, and said, ”I am Jesus!” and walked away. My friend said, “That guy was messing with you.” However, it gave me the notion of what if the stranger you make eye contact with and leaves you with the feeling he knows everything about you could be an angel or even Jesus Christ.

Now that I am retired, I decided to combine those two concepts. So I wrote a story that deals with what if a person were dying and had an out-of-body experience and, instead of going to Heaven, followed a homeless holy man and observed how people reacted to the least of humankind. Matt 25:40 on Amazon books by Anthony Raimondo presents such as story.