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Abortion Doesn't Harm Mental Health

A new study finds there’s no evidence to support mandatory abortion counseling that warns women about the negative mental-health impacts of abortion.
Source: Ilana Panich Linsman / Reuters

In nine states, women who seek abortions must first sit through a counseling session on the procedure’s supposed negative psychological effects.

Women who have abortions might experience “depression or thoughts of suicide,” reads one example, the Texas “Woman’s Right to Know” booklet.

“Some women,” it continues, “after their abortion, have also reported feelings

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