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The emotional turmoil following an abortion

by | Sep 17, 2021

By Sarah Terzo

“I am an atheist and a rationalist…Abortion is a traumatic life event; that is, it involves loss, it involves grief, it involves difficulties. And the trauma may, in fact, predispose people to having mental illness.”

Prof. David M. Fergusson, Christchurch Health and Development Study, commenting on research he directed, interviewed on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (March 1, 2006).

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.