Only five per cent of women are unhappy that they were turned away from an abortion clinic, according to a “pro-abortion” investigation in America.
The rest adjust to having a baby, says the academic who is heading up the research into ‘turnaways’.
The most common reason for a clinic to deny a woman an abortion is because their pregnancy is past the legal time limit.
One mother who was denied an abortion told the New York Time Magazine that her baby girl is the best thing that ever happened to her.
She said her daughter “is more than my best friend, more than the love of my life,” adding, “She is just my whole world”.
Diana Greene Foster is not surprised. She is a demographer and an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco, who has been studying the issue.
She said: “That would be consistent with our study”.
“About 5 percent of the women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn’t. And the rest of them adjust.”
However, Diana Greene Foster claims this does not prove women are better off having a baby rather than having an abortion.
She said: “You would need to look at the people who managed to get the abortion and find whether a woman who started out similarly is now in school, building a stable relationship, career or, possibly, that later she had a baby she was ready for.”
Pro-lifer Kirsten Anderson, writing on Lifesitenews.com, said: “The study was performed by a group of pro-abortion researchers looking to catalog the negative effects of giving birth to an unplanned baby.
“Instead, they found that the overwhelming majority of women who wanted abortions but couldn’t get them were happy with the outcome.”
Kirsten Anderson criticised the way the study has been reported by Joshua Lang in the New York Times Magazine.
She said: “In order to gauge the true outcome for a turnaway, Lang argues, you must not ask the woman what she thinks, but rather, compare their socioeconomic status to women who did have abortions.”