What happens to women who are denied abortions?

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The Global Turnaway Study - the first study of its kind - recently released its first results.

The major aim of the study is to describe the mental health, physical health, and socioeconomic outcomes of receiving an abortion compared to carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term. The study is being conducted by Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, a research group based at the University of California San Francisco.

The researchers say, in a summary of the recent findings, that they have found “ there are no mental health consequences of abortion compared to carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term. There are other interesting findings: even later abortion is safer than childbirth and women who carried an unwanted pregnancy to term are three times more likely than women who receive an abortion to be below the poverty level two years later.”

Read more about the study and the results here:

What happens to women denied abortions? This is the first scientific study to find out

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