12 Dec '11, 4pm

Abortion vs. Unwanted Pregnancy: The Impact on Mental Health

Abortion vs. Unwanted Pregnancy: The Impact on Mental Health

Two years ago, there were poignant anecdotes published on the pages of Shakesville and Her Bad Mother , looking at the emotional consequences of abortion and adoption from a deeply personal perspective. These are the type of anecdotes that help personalize the important case for choice. As much as stories help, however, we all know that “the plural of anecdote is not data.” But now, there is data demonstrating that abortion does not have a greater impact on a woman’s mental health than carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term and giving birth. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges published the largest, most comprehensive and systematic review of the mental health impact of abortion . According to the Steering Group, which conducted the review: Having an unwanted pregnancy is associated with an increased mental health problems. However, the rates of mental health problems fo...

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