52% of women show up at abortion clinic undecided

A book that instructs abortion clinic workers in how to counsel  women before their abortions and help them decide what to do cites a study that shows:

48% of women who showed up at the abortion facility had already made a clear decision as to whether to have an abortion- they were sure of their choice to abort

32% were ambivalent about having an abortion

20% were unprepared to make a decision and needed more time

MJ Hare and J. Hayward “Counselling of women seeking abortion” Journal of Biological Science 1981 13: 269-271

From the book:

“This leaves an estimated 52% that could benefit from counseling.”

Joanna Brien, Ida Fairbairn Pregnancy and Abortion Counseling (London: Routledge, 1996) 55

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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