No choice: 60% of women who had abortions say they were pressured into it

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Abortion doesn’t just take one life. It claims two.

Study after study shows women who move forward with the deadly procedure that terminates pregnancies are far more likely to suffer higher rates of depression and suicidal ideation. Now, results of a new nationwide survey published last week in the Cureus medical journal reveals how many women are pressured into abortion over birth.

According to the peer-reviewed study by the Lozier Institute, more than 60 percent of women who have had abortions reported “high levels of pressure to abort from one or more sources.”

Researchers asked women to rate the level of pressure they felt from among five sources including the baby’s father, family members, other people, financial stress, and circumstantial pressure.

“Women who perceived pressure to abort,” they wrote, “especially from their male partners, families, or other persons, are more likely …

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