Study shows increased risk of substance abuse after abortion

The study indicates that women with a prior history of abortion are twice as likely to use alcohol, five times more likely to use illicit drugs, and 10 times more likely to use marijuana during the first pregnancy they carry to term compared to other women delivering their first pregnancies.

“History of induced abortion in relation to substance abuse during pregnancies carried to term” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology December 2002; 187 (5)

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Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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