Abortion advice raises concerns
The RCOG will also take the position that women do not suffer any psychological harm from abortion. Until now, its position was that rates of psychiatric illness and self-harm are higher for women who have had an abortion, but there is no evidence that abortion itself was likely to cause psychological problems.
Such comparisons to help pregnant women decide whether to keep a child have never before existed in the UK. Prof Patricia Casey, a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “The message this sends out is very worrying. There are more than 30 studies showing an association between psychological trauma and abortion.”
Abortion is safer than having a baby, doctors say
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