I often wonder where they get the women for these "studies." Certainly not from places where women who are seeking help go. This one in particular was done at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine. Biased? Please!
The study only looked at three years after a woman's abortion. Most women do not even begin to deal with an abortion until around seven years after.
Lumina receives about 200 new women every year who come to us because they are suffering from a past abortion and have many regrets. The prochoice side itself says that 10% of women who have abortions suffer, which in a country where over 56 million abortions have occurred, brings the figure to millions of women.
Other studies prove differently. One only has to visit the Elliot Institute web site, or Pricilla Coleman's research, or many others, too many to list, to find that out. Time magazine's article "Hardly Any Women Regret Having an Abortion..." which was just published and written by "staff" makes a bold statement, while only looking at this one study.
To be honest, this makes me angry. Mostly because it perpetuates the feeling of being crazy if your abortion does bother you, like there is something wrong with you if it does. The truth is, there is something wrong with you if it does not. So, if you see this article and are suffering, please reach out for help, You are not alone, there are millions of us out there and many great resources for healing. Hope & healing are possible...
As for the staff writers at TIME, how about calling us for an article?
Eric Gay—AP Pro-life supporters try to disrupt anti-abortion supporters as they march to the Texas Capitol during a Texas Rally for Life in Austin on Jan. 24, 2015.
The conclusion comes after a three-year research period involving nearly 670 women of all social backgrounds
Ninety-five percent of women who have had abortions do not regret the decision to terminate their pregnancies, according to a study published last week in the multidisciplinary academic journal PLOS ONE.
The study was carried out by researchers from the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine, and from the university’s division of biostatistics.
Its conclusions come after a three-year research period in which nearly 670 women were regularly surveyed on the subject of their abortions. The sample group was diverse with regard to standard social metrics (race, education, and employment) and on the matter of what the study calls pregnancy and abortion circumstances. Financial considerations were given as the reasons for an abortion by 40 percent of women; 36 percent had decided it was “not the right time;” 26 percent of women found the decision very or somewhat easy; 53 percent found it very or somewhat difficult.
The authors of the study concluded that the “overwhelming majority” of the women participating in the study felt that abortion had been the right decision “both in the short-term and over three years.”
These results offer a statistical retort to the claim that women who have abortions suffer emotionally as a result, as anti-abortion campaigners claim. Previous studies cited in support of this claim, researchers said, “suffer from shortcomings, leaving the question of women’s post-abortion emotions unresolved.”