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COLUMN: Lawmakers shouldn't use unscientific information on abortion


After spending only a short amount of time following the United States’ abortion debate, it’s easy to spot the supposed injuries that will grace a woman who chooses to abort a fetus.Prominent ideas include that having an abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, leads to death or induces irreparable trauma emotionally and psychologically.All of these are myths. Legislation backed by these unscientific ideas should be punishable at state and 
federal levels.Experts at the American Cancer Society find medical abortions are not linked to breast cancer. Research published in the peer-reviewed Obstetrics and Gynecology journal concludes mortality risks for carrying a pregnancy to term are higher than those from having an abortion. A cohort study from the Jornal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry finds the only psychological consequences related to abortion come from being denied access to one.

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