Abortion Rights Blog

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Denial of access to abortion services

Safe, legal abortion rarely has negative psychological effects. The denial of access  to abortion, however, can have serious consequences for the woman and for the resultant child.

Several research studies have compared the effects on women and their children of those granted abortion and those forced to continue with their pregnancy. The evidence shows that the psychological and social consequences of refused abortion are frequently more serious than the consequences of abortion.