Most Women Denied Abortions Have No Regrets

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The overwhelming majority of women who are denied abortions do not regret having their baby.

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco conducted a study of 200 women who sought abortions but were turned away.

In most cases, the women were too far along in their pregnancies to have a legal abortion.

Researchers sought to learn the negative effects on women who gave birth to an unplanned child. Instead, they found that 95 percent have no regrets.

In a story published in the New York Times Magazine, one of the study's authors said, "About 5 percent of the women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn't, and the rest of them adjust."

One woman who could not have an abortion because she was 23 weeks pregnant told the Times that today her baby is, "more than my best friend, more than the love of my life. She is just my whole world."

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