I have some questions regarding the statistics presented in this article. It states that up to 19 percent of women undergoing abortion experience regrets afterward. However, 50 percent of the women in the study have had multiple abortions. It seems reasonable to assume that these women would be far less likely to have regrets than their first-time peers and that to include them would bias the results. So, I conclude that as many as 38 percent of first-timers may have regrets, and the closing statement that “the findings boost confidence that [abortion] doesn’t stoke psychological problems” may be based on understated reports.
Guy R. Loftman