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The "Turnaways": What happens to women denied abortions?

Based on a two year longitudinal study (the study will continue for years).

Women who are forced to carry the pregnancy to term are:
  • Statistically more likely to wind up unemployed.
  • More likely to end up on public assistance.
  • More likely to end up below the poverty line.
  • More likely to stay in abusive relationships.
  • Experiencing far more stress.
  • More likely to experience physical health complications from giving birth than they are in any kind of abortion.
However:
  • They are not more likely to become drug users.
  • Or feel increased anxiety or depression over time.
  • There is also no evidence of an increase in mental health disorder.
  • There is no evidence of increased chronic health conditions.
If you have an opinion on abortion, and I think we all do, I think you basically have a responsibility to read through this. It's an easy read and very informative -- especially if you're a man who will never, ever have to make this decision yourself.

http://io9.com/5958187/what-happens-...dy-to-find-out

What happens to women denied abortions? This is the first scientific study to find out.
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Abortion is a hotly debated and poorly studied medical procedure. There are a few studies of dubious validity that connect abortion to mental illness and drug use. Politicians have used these studies to justify greater limitations on women seeking abortion in the United States.

There has been no sustained effort to study what happens to women who want abortions but can't get them due to restrictive rules. Until now. These women are called turnaways. A new longitudinal study reveals what happens to their economic position, health, and relationship status after seeking an abortion and being denied it.

Public health researchers with the UC San Francisco group Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) used data from 956 women who sought abortions at 30 different abortion clinics around the U.S. 182 of them were turned away. The researchers, led by Diana Greene Foster, followed and did intensive interviews with these women, who ran the gamut of abortion experiences. Some obtained abortions easily, for some it was a struggle to get them, and some were denied abortions because their pregnancies had lasted a few days beyond the gestational limits of their local clinics. Two weeks ago, the research group presented what they'd learned after two years of the planned five-year, longitudinal "Turnaway Study" at the recent American Public Health Association conference in San Francisco.

Here's the short version of what they discovered, from a post they made on the Global Turnaway Study Facebook page:

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We have found that there are no mental health consequences of abortion compared to carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term. There are other interesting findings: even later abortion is safer than childbirth and women who carried an unwanted pregnancy to term are three times more likely than women who receive an abortion to be below the poverty level two years later.
Below, you can find the longer, more complex version of the story. I spoke with Foster about the groups' preliminary findings.

Poverty

The women in the Turnaway Study were in comparable economic positions at the time they sought abortions. 45% were on public assistance and two-thirds had household incomes below the federal poverty level. One of the main reasons women cite for wanting to abort is money, and based on the outcomes for the turnaways, it seems they are right.

Most of the women who were denied an abortion, 86%, were living with their babies a year later. Only 11% had put them up for adoption. Also a year later, they were far more likely to be on public assistance 76% of the turnaways were on the dole, as opposed to 44% of those who got abortions. 67% percent of the turnaways were below the poverty line (vs. 56% of the women who got abortions), and only 48% had a full time job (vs. 58% of the women who got abortions).

When a woman is denied the abortion she wants, she is statistically more likely to wind up unemployed, on public assistance, and below the poverty line. Another conclusion we could draw is that denying women abortions places more burden on the state because of these new mothers' increased reliance on public assistance programs.

Violence and Drug Use

In the Turnaway Study, the researchers could find no statistically significant differences in drug use between women who get abortions and women who don't. There appears to be no correlation between abortion and increased drug use. One interesting bit of data they did find was that drug users who couldn't get abortions were more likely to give their babies up for adoption.

Unfortunately, when it comes to domestic violence, being denied an abortion makes a really big difference. Turnaways were more likely to stay in a relationship with an abusive partner than women who got abortions. A year after being denied an abortion, 7% reported an incident of domestic violence in the last six months. 3% of women who received abortions reported domestic violence in the same time period. Foster emphasized that this wasn't because the turnaways were more likely to get into abusive relationships. It was simply that getting abortions allowed women to get out of such relationships more easily. So it's likely that these numbers actually reflect a dropoff in domestic violence for women who get abortions, rather than a rise among turnaways.

This pattern of violence is also part of a larger pattern that shows turnaways are more likely to remain connected to the fathers of their children. Obviously, this isn't always a good thing, as the violence statistics reveal. But even in the vast majority of cases where violence isn't involved, Foster noted that these men aren't living with the turnaways. The researchers asked women about cohabiting with partners, and found that men were no more likely to live with a turnaway who'd borne their children than they were to live with a woman who had an abortion. "The man doesn't stick around just because you have the baby that's the crude way of putting it," Foster said.

Emotions

One of the biggest concerns about abortion is that it causes emotional problems that lead to clinical depression. The Turnaway Study looked at that question from two angles: how did turnaways and women who got abortions feel; and did they become clinically depressed. "It's important to remember that how you feel is a separate question from whether you have a mental health problem," Foster said. We'll look at women's emotions here, and discuss mental health in the next section.

As the researchers said at the American Public Health Association Meeting, "One week after seeking abortion, 97% of women who obtained an abortion felt that abortion was the right decision; 65% of turnaways still wished they had been able to obtain an abortion." Also one week after being denied an abortion, turnaways told the researchers that they had more feelings of anxiety than the women who had abortions. Women who had abortions overwhelming reported feeling relieved (90%), though many also felt sad and guilty afterwards. All of these feelings faded naturally over time in both groups, however. A year later, there were no differences in anxiety or depression between the two groups.

In other words, the Turnaway Study found no indication that there were lasting, harmful negative emotions associated with getting an abortion. The only emotional difference between the two groups at one year was that the turnaways were more stressed. They were more likely to say that they felt like they had more to do than they could get done.

None of this translated into clinical depression. "Abortion and depression don't seem directly linked," Foster said. "We'll continue to follow these women for five years, though. So we might find something else down the line."

Physical and Mental Health

The Turnaway Study found no indication that abortion could be linked with increased mental health disorders. There were no statistical differences between turnaways and women who had abortions when it came to developing clinical depression.

But turnaways did face a greater health risk from giving birth. Even late stage abortions are safer than giving birth. The researchers said at the APHA meeting:

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We find physical health complications are more common and severe following birth (38% experience limited activity, average 10 days) compared to abortion (24% limited activity, average 2.7 days). There were no severe complications after abortion; after birth complications included seizure, fractured pelvis, infection and hemorrhage. We find no differences in chronic health conditions at 1 week or one year after seeking abortion.
If you look at all this data together, a new picture emerges of abortion and how the state might want to handle it. To prevent women from having to rely on public assistance, abortions should be made more widely available. In addition, there is strong evidence that making abortions available will allow women to be healthier, with brighter economic outlooks. By turning women away when they seek abortions, we risk keeping both women and their children in poverty and, possibly, in harm's way from domestic violence.

Learn more about these studies from the abstracts of the American Public Health Association panels here and here.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #121
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I see more than a couple of problems with this study.

- You can’t get more liberal than San Francisco. They’ll sue the pants off a wino because he didn’t share with his re-hab wino mama AND then they’ll take it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if they don’t win.

-There isn’t a BBQ joint in San Francisco, (I’m pretty sure – I never saw one anyway) How can anyone conduct a study who doesn’t welcome an exhilarating regular experience of BBQ? No wonder their thinking is messed up!

Currently in the U.S. there are 650 abortion clinics operating – this study referenced 30 clinics as to where they gathered their information and 1000 women? They should have been able to get 20% of the clinics and 100,000’s of women who were turned down to interview especially if they gave them $50 gift cards for interviewing. A very poor sampling, in my opinion.

And, 2800 interviews which is 2.8 interviews per person?
If they are contacting the women every 6 months and the study was from 2008 to 2010 then that changes the 2.8 per person to: the 2008 (let’s say January) to at minimum to 2 in year one, 2 in year two and 2 in year three so that should be 6 interviews with one person in just three years and it states they will contact them for a period of 5 years. So, they haven’t even finished gathering data from the 2008 group. Yet, they are coming out with results? Trends maybe but not results.

-It doesn’t state who is funding the study. Yes, UCFS is completing the study but who gave them the funds? They’re not doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. That has definite bearing upon results. .

-It doesn’t reference why they were “turned away”. Was it because the clinic was about to close; they had too many waiting already; they hadn’t done proper preparation (it is a surgical procedure I would think they would have to abstain from food, water, etc before the procedure) they didn’t have someone to take them home afterwards and to infinity and beyond with reasons but specifics are not mentioned. Did they not get their husbands/partners permission? Does that even come into play here.

And not once does it mention prevention/birth control on either the man or women's part.

The "study" is bogus.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:38 PM   #122
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I gave you a what if. Not an end all answer.

The whole left mantra is it's the woman's decision. If my dollars are going to pay for a particular decision I think I should have a say in the consequences of that decision.

Of course if she wants to pay for it on her own it is completely her decision.
Just my guess here but I would think in the vast majority of the cases the men are asked and probably decline to keep.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:40 PM   #123
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #124
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Documents obtained by the Chattanooga Times Free Press finds that Tennessee physician and Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) supported his ex-wife's decision to get two abortions before their marriage.

The Tennessee lawmaker has described himself as "a consistent supporter of pro-life values."

The couple's 2001 trial transcript "also confirms DesJarlais had sexual relationships with at least two patients, three coworkers and a drug representative... During one affair with a female patient, DesJarlais prescribed her drugs, gave her an $875 watch and bought her a plane ticket to Las Vegas, records show."
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Just my guess here but I would think in the vast majority of the cases the men are asked and probably decline to keep.
I don't dispute that.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:44 PM   #126
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Just my guess here but I would think in the vast majority of the cases the men are asked and probably decline to keep.
You assume the woman has a clue who the daddyrabbit is
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Affair crap aside, I am not sure how this is different than a pro-choice, dem catholic?
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #128
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I don't dispute that.
I am all for fathers rights but I don't think most young men want the responsibility I know I didn't. But I had my child at 23-24 and I certainly wasn't prepared to be a dad.

I know my first response after she told me was are you going to keep it? Of course I was freaking the **** out.

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You assume the woman has a clue who the daddyrabbit is
I have no doubt they know in almost all cases which probably figures in their decision.
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Affair crap aside, I am not sure how this is different than a pro-choice, dem catholic?
Sounds like he wanted to **** whatever and have no responsibility.
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Sounds like he wanted to **** whatever and have no responsibility.
You just described the majority of democrats. Just sayin'
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You just described the majority of democrats. Just sayin'
I probably described every guy in America
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I probably described every guy in America
And a lot of women. Let's not kid ourselves.
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And a lot of women. Let's not kid ourselves.
Where?
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All the one's who voted for Obama apparently. Free birth control and gov funded abortions seem to be important to them.

Shit, you can poke them, not pay for the condom or if should come to it, the abortion.

Now that's a deal!
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The women in the Turnaway Study were in comparable economic positions at the time they sought abortions. 45% were on public assistance and two-thirds had household incomes below the federal poverty level. One of the main reasons women cite for wanting to abort is money, and based on the outcomes for the turnaways, it seems they are right.

Most of the women who were denied an abortion, 86%, were living with their babies a year later. Only 11% had put them up for adoption. Also a year later, they were far more likely to be on public assistance 76% of the turnaways were on the dole, as opposed to 44% of those who got abortions. 67% percent of the turnaways were below the poverty line (vs. 56% of the women who got abortions), and only 48% had a full time job (vs. 58% of the women who got abortions).

When a woman is denied the abortion she wants, she is statistically more likely to wind up unemployed, on public assistance, and below the poverty line. Another conclusion we could draw is that denying women abortions places more burden on the state because of these new mothers' increased reliance on public assistance programs.
Good to know that 45% of the women were already on government assistance and did not have the common sense to use birth control of some sort. Sure there were a few accidents in there but I we can probably gather most of these people were not being responsible in the first place. It would save everyone money of these women would keep their legs shut use some contraception.
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