However, according to a recent study from the University of California, San Francisco, 95% of women who have had an abortion report that they believe doing so was the right decision for them.
The study’s results counter arguments from pro-life groups that women can experience emotional harm, such a deep regret, and increasingly negative feelings, from having abortions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the law in May.
After the selection, the women were divided into 2 groups before they were monitored from 2008 to 2010. The Turnaway study has been intended as a comprehensive look into the lives of women who become unintentionally pregnant, specifically detailing the “mental health, physical health, and socioeconomic consequences of receiving an abortion compared to carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term”.
While the study suggests less than 5 percent of women regret abortions, many anti-abortion proponents contest that. And if you do, expect them to come back in 2017 with a vengeance, with their model bills once more ready to file.
While a range of different emotions were experienced by the women immediately following the abortion, relief was the emotion predominantly expressed and remained for the period of three years the study ran.
In a study it was found out that, 95% percent of women don’t regret their decision of getting abortion after 3 years. ANSIRH conducts research on women’s experiences in the attempt to obtain abortion care.
However, researchers claim that they worked towards generalizability by recruiting participants from diverse geographic locations and using a relatively large sample size.
“No study has been done like this in the United States in the past couple of decades”, she said.
Advocates described the EACH Woman Act as groundbreaking legislation that would ensure all women have access to health insurance coverage for abortion services, no matter how much money they make, what insurance plan they have or where they live. Negativity was replaced by relief and confidence as the choice for abortion was deemed right. This number isn’t entirely accurate, because some women didn’t answer every survey, and it doesn’t take into account individual variation over time, Rocca said. Notably, we found no differences in emotional trajectories or decision rightness between women having earlier versus later procedures. At three years out, women reported thinking about the abortion only “rarely”, Rocca said.
Abortion in mainland Britain can usually only be carried out during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy after two doctors have signed agreeing that the case meets certain criteria, such as the risk to the physical or mental health of either the woman or the child if the pregnancy were to continue. While those with support from those around them reported higher rates of positive emotions, perceived community stigma and lower social support were associated with negative feelings.
“I don’t want to voice a strong opinion about policy”, she said.
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