Parents of abused children weren’t more likely to have considered abortion

Dr. Philip G Ney observed that studies show parents of abused children were no more likely to have considered abortion when pregnant than parents of non-abused children. This indicates that children who are abused weren’t more likely to be unwanted.

Ney cites SM Smith The Battered Child Syndrome (London: Butterworth’s, 1975)

Philip G Ney, MD “Infant Abortion and Child Abuse: Cause and Effect” in David Mall, Walter F Watts, eds. The Psychological Aspects of Abortion (Washington DC: University Publications of America, Inc., 1979) 25

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