70 percent of women who under go an abortion say they wouldn’t do it again if they faced another unwanted pregnancy, about 60 percent experience emotional distress, and 16 percent suffer from severe distress warranting professional psychiatric attention*.
That story is rarely told.
Last Friday, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, that story was told–over and over again–by hundreds of experienced parents who know the emotional toll of abortion. Heart-rending tales of regret took the stage as these parents spoke out in pro-life rallies across the country–watch some here.
Legislators and every day citizens need to know the facts, not just their political preference.
For more facts, read United Families International Issues Guide found here.
*(Emotional distress following induced abortion: A study of its incidence and determinants among abortees in Malmo, Sweden. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (1998): 173-178)