Pressures from others influenced minor’s abortions

From a study:

“Pressure from parents, sexual partners, and peer group members were particularly influential with younger adolescents. Such factors totally dominated the decisions of adolescents who had failed to establish relative independence from parental object or to achieve some degree of object constancy.”

P Barglow & S. Weinstein “Therapeutic abortion during adolescence: Psychiatric observations” Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2(4) 1973

Catherine Coyle “Coercion and/or Pressure” in Rachel M. MacNair, editor Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion (Kansas City, MO: Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Association, 2016)

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