Most women feel relief and happiness after having an abortion, study finds


INTRO: It’s a commonly held belief among anti-abortion advocates that women who choose to terminate a pregnancy are likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and regret. But a new study from researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests this narrative may be flawed. Published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, the study originated with UCSF’s research group, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), a branch of the university that aims to unpack the “complex issues” surrounding women’s reproductive health.

For this particular project, the researchers used data from the Turnaway Study, a large-scale survey of 1,000 women from abortion clinics nationwide, zeroing in on the emotions women reported feeling in the aftermath of their abortion. All 667 women — hailing from 20 different states — were asked to share their emotions one week after terminating their pregnancy, then again every six months for a total of five years.

Immediately after their abortions, over 95 percent of women said they had made the right decision — a number that increased to 99 percent at the five-year mark. Aside from extremely low levels of regret, few women expressed additional negative feelings, such as anger, guilt or sadness. One week after the abortion, 51 percent of women reported feeling mostly positive emotions (relief and happiness), while another 20 percent reported feeling few negative emotions or none at all. After five years, 84 percent of women reported experiencing either all positive emotions or no emotions, while just six percent of those polled reported primarily negative emotions.

Overall, the researchers found that high-intensity emotions about the decision to terminate — even negative ones — sharply declined over time. More than half of the respondents, for example, reported that making the decision to get an abortion was “very or somewhat difficult.” This group reported higher levels of negative emotions immediately after the procedure than those who did not find the decision difficult. But over the course of five years, this same group showed a sharp decline in negative emotions, eventually paralleling the positive emotions of women who more easily chose that path... (MORE)

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Self-reported by people eager to justify their choices.

Now try an actual, scientific psychological evaluation of that same sample. Compare those to women of the same age and socioeconomic background who had not had an abortion. That's how real science is done. This is "study" is meaningless.
(Danger, Will Robinson!.....robotic arms flailing)

Has a similar study involving the father’s take been done?
(Jan 14, 2020 01:49 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: (Danger, Will Robinson!.....robotic arms flailing)

Has a similar study involving the father’s take been done?

I overheard some guys at a poker tournament talking about the Hail Mary. It's the ultimate bluff.

This is how it works:

-Tell her you love her, you want to get married, you want to settle down in the near future. (You are obviously lying like a mother fucker)
-Explain to her that having a child right now, will cost a lot of money which could instead be spent on getting married or on buying a new home and that you could always have a child later on.
-If she agrees. Be with her at all times to make sure that she has the abortion. Help her book an appointment and even pay for it to guarantee that she does it.
-Take her to an abortion clinic and get it done. Afterwards, take her to McDonalds or whatever cheap place to eat.
-Then dump the bitch and don’t answer her calls. (Disappear from her life like a devil’s whisper)

Pullin' a Hail Mary (Success Stories)
Good stuff SS. Don't you just like saying "Wow, she/he sure knows how to pick 'em".

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