Poor maternal bonding for women denied abortion

September 15, 2018

(HealthDay)—Poor maternal bonding is more common for children born to women who are denied access to abortion, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Diana Greene Foster, Ph.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues conducted a five-year observational study involving who received abortions just under the gestational age limit and women who were denied abortion just beyond the gestational age limit in 30 abortion facilities. The of 146 women who were denied an abortion (index children) were compared with children born to 182 women who received an abortion and had a subsequent child within five years.

The researchers found that after adjustment for clustered recruitment and multiple observations per child, poor maternal bonding was more common for index versus subsequent children (9 versus 3 percent; adjusted odds ratio, 5.14). Compared with subsequent children, index children lived in households with lower incomes relative to the (FPL) (101 versus 132 percent of FPL); they were also more likely to live in households that did not have enough money to pay for basic living expenses (72 versus 55 percent; adjusted odds ratio, 5.16).

"These findings suggest that access to enables women to choose to have children at a time when they have more financial and emotional resources to devote to their children," the authors write.

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FredJose
1 / 5 (1) Sep 17, 2018
Maybe it would be much better to simply abstain from sexual activity completely whilst they are not in the position to afford a child - as in single, young and unemployed ?
Or if they are in a committed marriage, it might be a great help to use the pill or condom - or both?

Why mess with the chance of getting a child you don't want and cannot afford?

I think this kind of research is done to support the use of abortion rather than prevent it.
There is far more MONEY to be made performing abortions than not.
Planned parenthood is an organization feeding off of this kind of research. I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere in the background they have some finger in the pie of this research.
FredJose
1 / 5 (1) Sep 17, 2018
Just look at this link for instance:
https://medicalxp...tml#nRlv

According to such headlines and research results, abortion is a wonderful elixir.
barakn
not rated yet 23 hours ago
No contraception is 100% effective, so you've just constrained the married couple that doesn't want children to total abstinence. Or maybe you'd prefer they by spayed and neutered?

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