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BBC:
Abortion does not raise the risk of a woman suffering mental health problems, a major review by experts concludes.

Data from 44 studies showed women with an unwanted pregnancy have a higher incidence of mental health problems in general.

This is not affected by whether or not they have an abortion or give birth.

[...] "The evidence shows though that whether these women have abortions - or go on to give birth - their risk of having mental health problems will not increase.

"They carry roughly equal risks.

"We believe this is the most comprehensive and detailed review of the mental health outcomes of abortion to date worldwide."

There is no such thing as "post-abortion syndrome", contrary to what those crisis pregnancy centers tell women and girls. It's all total nonsense.

I'm not trying to minimize what women who go through abortion deal with. I'm sure some feel sad, or a sense of loss, or maybe even depressed. But not all do, and it's not right to scare women with this post-abortion syndrome stuff.
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Not to mention that going through with a pregnancy, especially one that's a health risk, or in undesirable circumstances, can be very harmful to health, both mental and physical.

W0rd.

The chance of serious complications or death in childbirth is also greater than the risks from an abortion. I know they're talking about psychological impacts here, but that's something the anti-choicers never mention, either.

Plus? Living in a society where women are intimidated and shamed for having abortions, such that publicly admitting it can result in death threats... that couldn't have ANY impact on how women react after having the procedure, could it? :p