Thursday, April 9, 2009

Study finds that women who have abortions are twice as likely to argue with their partner and three times as likely to experience domestic violence

When a woman gets an abortion, the couple is more than twice as likely to argue when discussing future children, and nearly three times as likely to experience domestic violence, compared with women who carry the pregnancy to term and raise the child, according to the peer-reviewed journal Public Health published Mar. 24.

The study was carried out by Dr. Priscilla Coleman, professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, KY; Vincent Rue of the Florida-based Institute for Pregnancy Loss; and post-abortion researcher Catherine Coyle. The researchers found that abortion affected future relationships as well.

"For both men and women the experience of an abortion in a previous relationship was related to negative outcomes in the current relationship.”

Read more at PRLog

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Euripides said...

People just don't get it. Abortions hurt women. Women have been sold a bill of goods when it comes to abortions.

Layne said...

Did this study publish any findings on how often the man in a relationship demands that the woman have an abortion?

Statistics from women's shelters show an overwhelming escalation of violence during pregnancy.

Secular Heretic said...

I think some men see pregnancy as the womans problem and blame them for the pregnancy.

In order to keep the peace some women then resort to abortion to fix the relationship.

This compounds her problems with possible psychological and physical effects. It also does not heal her relationship because she has allowed her partner to abstain from responsibility of the pregnancy. This forms the basis of a disordered relationship.