What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?

The New York Times asked a very good question in a headline in its Sunday Magazine: What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?   They then have a bunch of so called experts gainsay the answer, buried about 2/3 of the way through the article.   

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." S.'s experience is also consistent with one of the most striking statistics from Henry David's Czech study. David found that nine years after being denied abortions, 38 percent of women said they never sought one in the first place.

The unconvincing series of but, but, but what abouts offered up to counter the simple fact that most women end up loving their unplanned children make we wonder why the Times editors even bothered to ask the question in the first place. 

 

The New York Times asked a very good question in a headline in its Sunday Magazine: What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?   They then have a bunch of so called experts gainsay the answer, buried about 2/3 of the way through the article.   

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." S.'s experience is also consistent with one of the most striking statistics from Henry David's Czech study. David found that nine years after being denied abortions, 38 percent of women said they never sought one in the first place.

The unconvincing series of but, but, but what abouts offered up to counter the simple fact that most women end up loving their unplanned children make we wonder why the Times editors even bothered to ask the question in the first place. 

 

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