Abortion or Miscarriage—Is there a Difference?

If a woman has a miscarriage, it is widely considered a normal/natural rejection due to implication from the mother or fetus. In some circles “gods timing” or his wisdom is an unreasonable reason for the inefficiency of human fertility. Of the nine most common causes of miscarriage, eight are a direct result of uterine imbalance or other health issues of the mother or father. One, genetic or chromosomal abnormalities is due to the fetus itself.

When a woman chooses to have an abortion, her mind, inseparable from her body is rejecting a fetus in the interest of mental and physical health. Abortion rates for health reasons could easily hit 25% of all pregnancy to fall in line with other spontaneous abortion. How can you separate the psychological needs from the physical?

If one doesn’t want the fetus, it is only an extension of her physical rejection and cannot be differentiated. Here are the most common reactions to pregnancy;

•Feeling scared and anxious

•Shock

•A sense of “why wasn’t I more careful”, “How did that happen”, “I thought I’d be ok”.

•Feelings of being alone and isolated.

•Feelings of confusion and guilt.

•A sense of panic, lack of control and feelings of crisis.

•Disappointment and sadness.

•Surprise, happiness, shock and delight. An unplanned pregnancy can also be joyful.

•Inadequacy

•Relief

Mental health affects physical well being and physical well being affects the mental. Who should be the judge of what one can tolerate in the name of social acceptance?

When considering the confluence of mind and body and what is best and wholly natural for the individual woman concerning abortion, terminating pregnancy by choice is as natural as miscarriage, with personal reactions to miscarriage, abortion, and pregnancy being nearly identical.