Study misleads on detrimental effects of abortion

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

troubled teenA well-recognized pro-life research group is dissecting the latest study results from a known abortion proponent, and the two groups’ analysis are worlds apart.

The University of California-San Francisco research arm is rabidly pro-abortion and has issued study results heavily favoring abortion for a number of years.

Its latest analysis of results contends that almost all of the women surveyed who had had abortions were okay with the decision and did not suffer psychological harm – but this is not consistent with what professionals not partial to the abortion industry have observed.

Dr. David Reardon – founder of the Elliot Institute – reviewed the data and contends that the university’s conclusions are unbelievable.

“People have to agree to participate in the study, and actually about 70 percent of the women who were asked said they did not want to participate in the study,” Reardon pointed out. “So, right off the bat, you have only a minority of women who are basically self-selecting, and there's plenty of evidence to show that women who anticipate having most psychological problems dealing with an abortion or a more difficult decision are least likely to volunteer to participate in a study because they don't want to have negative emotions stirred up.”

In other words, the school selects a group for review that is most likely to do well after an abortion.

“But even of the 27 percent who agreed to participate, approximately half of them dropped out during the course of the interview, so it became stressful for them to be interviewed twice a year for five years,” Reardon explained. “So, basically anything this California research group claims about the study is based on a small fraction of women who were approached. And how can they claim to know what the majority of women feel after an abortion when the vast majority of women refused to participate in the study?”

According to Reardon, the best thing for those interested in finding out the effects of abortion need to stick with the multitude of published studies that indicate the real danger of psychological scars for women who have had abortions.

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