Study fails to show that unwanted pregnancies cause bad outcome for babies

A study meant to document that children born from unwanted pregnancies grew up with serious problems failed. The study turned up no evidence linking unwanted pregnancies to unhappy children. The study did not find that children who were unwanted in the womb had bad lives. Researchers said:

“There is contention that unwanted conceptions tend to have undesirable effects…the direct evidence for such relationship is almost completely lacking…It was the hope of this article to find more convincing systematic research evidence and to give some ideas of the amount of relationship and undesired effect on children. This hope has been disappointed.”

E. Polman “Unwanted Conceptions: Research on Undesirable Consequences,” Ethics Quarterly, vol. 14, page 143, 1967

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