Dr. Priscilla Coleman spoke at a talk on Thursday night in Toronto, courtesy of the deVeber Institute. It was fantastic. She does research into the psychological effects after abortion. She estimates that 20% of women will experience negative mental health effects.
Based on these women’s stories told in the New York Magazine, that number appears to be much higher, perhaps somewhere around 50%.
They call it “26 Women Share their Abortion Stories.” But I’d call it “The Unhappiness we Nurture in the Name of Choice.” Whatever abortion is, it is not female empowerment by a long stretch.
PS. I really want someone (other than those fanatically dedicated to keeping abortion legal) to do the math on this notion that one in three women will have an abortion by age 45. I’d like to see it broken down by state/province. I’d like to see repeat abortions factored in. Any takers?by