Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What Happens to Women Who are Denied Abortions?

The New York Times features. an article about women who were denied late-term abortion:

S. now says that Baby S. is the best thing that ever happened to her. “She is more than my best friend, more than the love of my life,” S. told me, glowingly. There were white spit-up stains on her green top. “She is just my whole world.”

When I told Foster S.’s story, she wasn’t surprised that S. ended up bonding with her baby. “That would be consistent with our study,” Foster said. “About 5 percent of the women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn’t. And the rest of them adjust.

I hope they study the 5% of women who regret giving birth. What makes them regret birth when they have a beautiful baby?

VIA: University Faculty for Life.