Pro-Life Leaders Condemn Study Saying Women Do Not Regret Abortion: ‘Deeply Entangled With the Abortion Lobby’

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By Mary Margaret Olohan, The Stream, January 20, 2020

Pro-life leaders and doctors spoke out against a study showing women do not regret abortion, saying the study’s funders are “deeply entangled with the abortion lobby.”

The study, published by JAMA Psychiatry and led by Dr. Corinne H. Rocca, found that 99% of women do not regret their abortions five years after obtaining one. The study also found that most women experienced emotions of relief rather than regret after abortion.

But doctors, academics and pro-life activists told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the study is flawed and funded by those with a stake in the abortion movement.

“These conclusions are based on extremely flawed statistics, with small numbers of actual participants, self-selected to participate,” said Dr. David Prentice, vice president and research director of the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute.

“Even the offer of payment for phone interviews did not produce good numbers,” he added. “It’s already known that those who are more distressed are less likely to participate, skewing the results. Better studies using actual medical data dispute the claims from the current study.”  ….

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