Category Archives: Abortion’s Psychological Risks

Study shows increased risk of substance abuse after abortion

The study indicates that women with a prior history of abortion are twice as likely to use alcohol, five times more likely to use illicit drugs, and 10 times more likely to use marijuana during the first pregnancy they carry … Continue reading

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Survey of Post-Abortion women reveals emotional turmoil

Lisa Arnold compiled the following statistics in 2002 and 2003 from over 200 postabortion women. She works in a crisis pregnancy center, and this is taken from the women who came to her who had past abortions.   My decision … Continue reading

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Study: women who have repeat abortions have problems getting along with others

“A study at the University of Pennsylvania found that repeat abortion patients had more difficulty in getting along with others and evidenced significantly higher distress scores on interpersonal sensitivity, paranoid ideation, phobic anxiety, and sleep disturbance than women undergoing abortion … Continue reading

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Article in medical journal: abortion triggers obsessive-compulsive disorder

Author Curt Young summarizes a case profiled in  the American Journal of Psychotherapy about a woman whose mental illness was greatly exacerbated by her abortion: “[The article] recounted the story of a 19-year old woman whose abortion was recommended by a psychiatrist as … Continue reading

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Abortion worker comments on “loss of control” with pain relief

An abortion clinic worker named Carole said: “People have pain when they don’t have drugs, but I don’t know that pain is always a bad thing. Valium is like drinking in that it numbs you. For women with issues about … Continue reading

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Study by Anne Speckhard on emotional trauma

Researcher Anne Speckhard conducted a study that showed how abortion causes emotional trauma in women. She interviewed women who regretted their abortions and found that they experienced the following: • grief reactions (100 percent) • feelings of depression (92 percent) • … Continue reading

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Study shows abortion doesn’t improve mental illness

Before abortion was legalized in the United States, women could get permission for an abortion by going to a psychiatrist and proving they were mentally ill and would be a adversely affected by the pregnancy. A study done soon after abortion’s … Continue reading

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David Ferguson does 25 Year Study

Pro-life doctor Marissa Ogle, M.D wrote about an abortion study that pro-abortion people tried to repress,by Dr. David Ferguson: “A reputable research scientist attempted to publish results of a well-designed study that concluded, to his surprise, that abortion has a … Continue reading

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Risks after abortion: depression +37%, alcohol use/abuse +110%,

A pro-life doctor writes about psychological health risks of abortion: “In an article written by Dr. Priscilla Coleman, a professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, she offers the most comprehensive assessment of … Continue reading

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American Journal of Psychiatry on abortion

From a study in the American Journal of Psychiatry: “Negative emotional response [to abortion] involving guilt, sadness and regret” is seen by some psychiatrists as a “part of the normal spectrum of response to abortion.” CM Friedman, et al. “The Decision-Making … Continue reading

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