Study: Majority of Women Who Aborted Their Baby Say Their Lives Didn’t Get Better

By Published on December 21, 2017

A majority of women who aborted their unborn babies say that their lives didn’t improve at all or refused to answer a question about any positive effects of aborting, a new study reports.

Roughly 54 percent of women said that their lives post-aborting weren’t any better than before they had their abortion, according to a study published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Approximately 32 percent of women reported no significant positives from the decision to abort, while 22 percent did not respond to the question.

The head researchers of the study gathered their data by sending out an abortion survey across the country, to which it garnered responses from women living in every state except Hawaii. The 987 respondents ranged from 20 to 72 in age, and the majority of women self-identified as being white. Most respondents had a moderately high steady income, and 76 percent of respondents were married. The participants were generally well-educated, and 41 percent had earned a bachelor’s degree or an advanced graduate degree. Only two percent had not completed high school.

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Roughly 60 percent of the women said they had abortions to make others happy, 75 percent said there was pressure from others to abort, and 30 percent aborted out of fear of losing their partner if they kept the child. About 50 percent said they believed the fetus was a human being when they aborted, and 65 percent said they knew aborting was a mistake. 

Fifteen percent of women also experienced significant bouts of depression after their abortions. “Before the pregnancy that led to an abortion, only a very small number of women had had any type of psychiatric or psychological care or counseling — and afterwards the great majority of them had to have some sort of counseling for things that were related to their emotional reactions,” Dr. Jane Orient, managing editor of the journal, told OneNewsNow.

Thirteen percent of respondents reported having visited a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor prior to aborting while almost 70 percent sought professional services afterwards.

 

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  • Charles Burge

    Certainly enlightening, but I think it would have been even more useful if they also surveyed women who had considered abortion but then chose life instead. Looking at their outcomes would provide a good A/B comparison.

  • Tom Rath

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  • JP

    Not surprised. In fact the abortion will make their lives even worse knowing they have killed their own babies.

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