Category: Studies

Study: Majority don’t regret their abortions


One common warning to people who are considering terminating their pregnancies is “you might regret it later.” Is it really true, though? Naturally, this is totally subjective, and some very well might feel regret somewhere along the line, but a recent study has found that the majority feel just fine about it. After following 600 subjects for three years post-abortion, the researchers found no evidence of ‘post-abortion syndrome.’

Furthermore, as Jezebel puts it:

There was another major factor in the small percentage of women who did feel significant regret post-abortion: the overall social support the women had, and the stigma they felt they would face for having an abortion. Participants were asked to rank, on a scale of one to four, “how much they would be looked down upon by people in their communities if they knew they had sought an abortion.” Without fear of stigma, the vast majority of women reporting feeling happiness and relief immediately following the abortion, with both relief and negative emotions subsiding over time.

Check out the whole thing here.

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