Summary: Greater Risk of Depression After Abortion

Those who abort a first pregnancy are at a greater risk of subsequent long term clinical depression.

  • British Medical Journal study shows that women who abort a first pregnancy are at greater risk of subsequent long term clinical depression compared to women who carry an unintended first pregnancy to term. According to this survey, an average of eight years after their abortions, women were 138 percent more likely to be at high risk of clinical depression compared to similar women who carried their unintended first pregnancies to term.1

1Clinical Depression Linked to Abortion, British Medical Journal, 1992, pp. 151-152.

 

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