The 67% are unwanted abortions and leave psychological sequelae
Only the first third express «satisfaction» with the fact of having an abortion, while the rest (two thirds) experienced negative emotional consequences with eventual mental health problems. In fact, 60% of women who aborted stated that «they would have preferred to give birth if they had received more support from others or greater economic security.»
More accurate results
This study by David C. Rardon (of the Elliot Institute in St Peters, Missouri), Katherine A. Rafferty (of the University of Iowa at Aimes), and Tessa Longbons (of the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Arlington, Virginia), experts in public health and The psychology of pregnancy and its loss, has a precedent in that of two of them, Rardon and Longbons, who, in the same cohort, had identified in January, in the same publication, the patterns of behavior resulting from these unwanted abortions.
Namely: “More negative emotions; more disturbances in daily life, at work or in relationships; more thoughts, dreams or evocations of the abortion; more frequent feelings of loss, pain, or sadness about the abortion; greater moral and maternal conflict over the decision to abort; a general deterioration in mental health that they attributed to the abortion; a greater desire or need for help in coping with negative feelings about the abortion.”
These studies claim to counter the so-called 2018 Turnaway Study, which reportedly showed a 99% satisfaction rate among mothers who had aborted. A result questioned due to the low participation in the survey (31%) and the little nuance in the expression of satisfaction with the decision made.
According to the type of decision made (desired, incoherent, unwanted, coerced), it can be seen in the diagram created by the authors that abortion only obtains satisfactory consideration in 24% of mothers who abort with the conviction that it is the right decision. correct.
Hence, both studies, conducted on 1,000 women between the ages of 41 and 45, of whom approximately a quarter had a history of induced abortion (a proportion similar to the national average), introduced eleven scales to accurately determine the pressure suffered to abort. and its consequences. They obtained 91% participation, three times higher than that of the Turnaway Study.
A hidden epidemic
These studies confirm that «while positive and negative reactions often co-exist,” “the hidden epidemic of unwanted abortion is real and much larger than people imagine,” says Reardon. And he added that “we must discard the dangerous assumption that ‘choice’ reflects the reality of what most women experience with abortion”: the reality is that “only a minority of abortions are freely chosen without pressure external”.
According to Longbons, the increasing diffusion of the abortion pill has paradoxically limited the mother’s freedom of choice because «it is easier than ever to force women and girls who do not want to do it», and also adds «the anguish of seeing clearly the human body of his children” when expelling him.
«Abortion does not empower women,» says Tessa Longbons in an article collected by the Charlotte Lozier Institute: «It is the opposite, the abortion industry trains and collaborates with those who want to control women.
This coercion has lasting repercussions on mental health, and now that the FDA [Food and Drug Administration: the United States food and health authorities] allows the abortion pill to be dispensed without the woman having even seen a doctor, the The abortion industry’s coercion problem can only get worse.»
“Women deserve to be fully informed,” she concludes, “and they deserve better than abortion.”