Teens Coping With Unwanted Pregnancies Dr. Prisci…

Teens Coping With Unwanted Pregnancies

Dr. Priscilla Coleman, a research psychologist at Bowling Green State University, led a study which found that adolescent girls who have an abortion are five times more likely to seek help for psychological and emotional problems than those who keep their baby, reports LifeNews.com.

A 2004 survey found that 64 percent of American women reported that they felt pressured into abortion. “When women feel forced into abortion by others or by life circumstances, negative post-abortion outcomes become more common,” Coleman wrote. “Adolescents are generally much less prepared to assume the responsibility of parenthood and are logically the recipients of pressure to abort.”

Coleman feels that the scientific evidence is strong and compelling that abortion poses more risks to women than giving birth.