What’s billed as the first scientific study of women denied abortions has some interesting results:
* Turnaways were more likely to stay with their partners, and as a result, were more likely to be victims of domestic violence.
* Women in the study who were denied abortions were more likely to be in poverty than the women who had abortions.
* There was no indication of lasting, harmful mental health issues for women who had abortions when compared to those turned away. But, there was a clear finding that being denied an abortion was a risk to physical health, with childbirth being more dangerous than abortion.
I’m not surprised that this study shows that most of the anti-abortion talking points that we’ve heard for decades are wrong, but even a hundred studies showing the same fucking thing wouldn’t change any of the anti-abortionists minds.