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10% Mental Illness in Women attributed to Abortion
Meta-Analysis of 877,181 women 163,831 of whom had experienced abortion found, an overall 81% increased risk of mental illness: Specifically abortion increased the risk of:
Suicidal behaviour by 155%
Anxiety disorders by 34%
Depression by 37%
Alcohol use/abuse by 110%
Marijuana use/abuse by 220%
Compare to women who delivered:
Risk to mental health increased by 138%
‘Unintended pregnancy’, risk to mental health increased by 55%.
Coleman Priscilla K. ‘Abortion and mental health:
quantitative synthesis and analysis of research published 1995-2009’,
The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011) 199: 180-186 .doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.07723.