Vol. 12, No. 6 -- April 24, 2013
IN THIS ISSUE:
Tells Legislators Abortion Entails "Undue and Dangerous Delay" in Providing Life Saving Care
From the testimony of Dr. Anthony Levatino, an ob-gyn who formerly performed
abortions and has treated women with high-risk pregnancies, before the
Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, on a bill banning
abortions after 20 weeks:
This week, experts testified before a Congressional subcommittee on a bill that would ban abortions nationwide past 20 weeks. A 2010 study of women who had abortions found that women undergoing later abortions face increased psychological risks, are more likely to be ambivalent about having an abortion and are more likely to need counseling and support.
The results came from an online survey of 374 women who answered a
detailed questionnaire about the circumstances leading to their abortions,
their previous mental health history, history or physical or sexual abuse
and emotional state following abortion. The small study is the first to
compare the experiences of women having early abortions compared to women
having later abortions (in the second or third trimester).
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