Recent UK study sheds light on the correlation between abortion and violence against women.
A link was also found between domestic violence and women seeking repeat abortions. 30% of women having a second abortion reported relationship violence and women having a third or subsequent abortion were over 2.5 times as likely to report a history of physical or sexual abuse by a male partner.
As the article in the peer-reviewed journal points out, it’s the abortion providers who are in prime position to identify the earmarks of domestic abuse. (Comforting thought, ain’t it?)
These findings highlight the need for health professionals to be aware of, and sensitive to, the possibility of violence in the lives of women seeking abortion. Our society should have zero tolerance for domestic violence.
Meanwhile, news of this and similar studies is travelling slowly, perhaps via town crier or Pony Express; certainly not through the mainstream media. I have my own ideas about why that is…by