Report: Abortion is not a threat to women’s mental health.

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"Report: Abortion is not a threat to women’s mental health."

A new two-year study by the American Psychological Association (APA) finds that women “who choose to abort an unwanted pregnancy may experience feelings of grief and loss, but there is no evidence that a single abortion causes significant mental health problems.” From the APA’s press release:

“The best scientific evidence published indicates that among adult women who have an unplanned pregnancy, the relative risk of mental health problems is no greater if they have a single elective first-trimester abortion or deliver that pregnancy,” said Brenda Major, PhD, chair of the task force. “The evidence regarding the relative mental health risks associated with multiple abortions is more uncertain.”

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