Study on Women Who Had Abortions Reveals Disturbing Statistics

A 2004 psychological study showed the following results among American women:

64% felt pressured by others to choose the abortion

79% received no counseling on alternatives

17% desired pregnancy

39% felt emotionally attached to the pregnancy

52% felt they needed more time to make the decision

51% believe that abortion is morally wrong

30% more unsure of abortion was morally wrong

65% subsequently experienced multiple symptoms which they attributed to their abortions

Vince M Rue, Priscilla K Coleman, JJ Rue, and David C Reardon. “Induced Abortion and Traumatic Stress: A Preliminary Comparison of American and Russian Women.) Medical Science Monitor, 2004 10 (10): SR5 – 16

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

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