Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) – A new study shows the link between abortion and the physical and sexual abuse women may be subjected to in the relationship by their husband or boyfriend following the abortion. University of Iowa researchers led the study, which shows women seeking abortions have experienced a high rate of violence and abuse from their partners.
The study was published online June 17 in the American Journal of Public Health.
Audrey Saftlas, a Universiy of Iowa professor of epidemiology and lead author of the study, talked about the results her team found.
“Women seeking termination of pregnancy comprise a particularly high-risk group for physical or sexual assault,” she said. “In our study, almost 14 percent of women receiving an abortion reported at least one incident of physical or sexual abuse in the past year.”
Read more here: http://www.lifenews.com/2010/06/25/nat-6463/
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