Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Women Who Have Abortions Four Times More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 3, 2010
Winnipeg, Canada

(LifeNews.com) -- A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba finds women who have had abortions are about four times more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol as those who carried their pregnancy to term. The authors confirmed a link between abortion and the substance abuse issues.

Natalie Mota, a PhD student in the U of M's clinical psychology department, co-wrote the study with authors Margaret Burnett and Jitender Sareen.

The study appeared in the April issue of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry and it showed women having abortions were 3.8 times more likely to have substance abuse disorders. the rest


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