Linda Bird Francke: 71% express negative feelings after abortions

Linda bird Francke interviewed women right after they had their abortions. She found that:

71% expressed some type of negative feeling about their abortion experience.

Keep in mind that she talked to these women as soon as they got off the abortion table. Most post-abortion women claim they feel relief after their abortions. Feelings of guilt and loss usually appear later. The fact that 71% of women were already feeling bad about having an abortion mere minutes after the procedure is very telling.

Linda bird Francke The Ambivalence of Abortion (New York: Random House, 1978)

See studies on abortion’s emotional after-effects here.

Read women’s stories here. 

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