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Study: Abortions don't harm women's mental health


Study: Abortions don't harm women's mental health
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Anti-choice activists and politicians have long argued that abortion causes negative mental health issues — often as a means of justifying interfering with women's reproductive healthcare. It's something we just saw in Texas, where officials released a mandatorily distributed pamphlet linking abortion to depression. Several states require mandatory abortion counseling that warns women of negative emotional responses to the procedure.But a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that women who have abortions are not at greater risk of experiencing depression or anxiety. In fact, researchers found that — wait for it, wait for it — it is denying women abortions that is associated with poor mental health outcomes.Related: Reactions to SCOTUS striking down Texas abortion lawDemonstrators hold signs outside the U.

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