Review Of Over 200 Medical Studies Finds Abortion Contributes To Mental Health Problems For Women

Amy Sobie

Both pro-choice and pro-life researchers agree that abortion contributes to mental health problems, at least for some women, according to a new comprehensive review of more than 200 medical studies on abortion and mental health.

There is no disagreement over the fact that abortion may trigger, worsen, or exacerbate mental health problems, but rather the main controversy is over whether abortion is ever the sole cause of severe mental illnesses, according to David Reardon, director of the Elliot Institute and author of the review published in Sage Open Medicine. Additional conflicts arise over how known facts are best interpreted and over the definition of key terms.

The review of abortion and mental health (AMH) issues identifies twelve findings around which researchers on both sides of the debate agree.

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