Friday, February 20, 2009

Does abortion violence decrease the number of abortions?

In a new paper to be presented next week at UCLA, two researchers from the University of California say no. While violence does decrease local abortions, women just go elsewhere for the procedure. They conclude that, rather than reducing the number of abortions performed, "the main effect of violence is to raise the time, money and psychic costs of obtaining an abortion".

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