There are so many flaws with the Turnaway Study, it’s laughable. First, one need only look at their website or their Facebook page, to see the obvious bias, and what they are trying to do, which is to validate abortion.
The video below is a report from The Young Turks (TYT), on the Turnaway Study. Let’s watch and listen.
Take note of the screen shot below, specifically, the 1st bullet point. What does this tell you? You have to reverse the psychology of what is obviously an attempt to justify abortion. That 1st bullet point could just as well read: “No mental health consequences of women denied abortions" Full. Stop.
The 2nd bullet point “Later abortion is safer than childbirth”, may be true, if of course you don’t count the baby who is killed by it. There was another article which quoted the following:
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. [emphasis is mine]
Using the fact that women who have given birth, need time to recuperate? Really?
And lastly, the 3rd bullet point indicates that having children can put you in the poor house. No one ever said raising kids was cheap, and no one I know killed their unborn children because they couldn’t afford them.
Now, go back to the video and listen at around the 1:20 mark. Listen as the female co-host jumps in saying the overall feeling of the women who had abortions, was relief. That’s cool, I can deal with that. But she followed that by saying that the women who were denied abortions, had to deal with the stress of being stuck in a situation where either physically, emotionally, or financially, they knew they were not going to be able to handle. EXCEPT THEY WERE!!!
The stats speak for themselves. 86% of the women who were denied an abortion, were still living with their babies a year later, while 11% put their babies up for adoption. What pro-life has been saying all along, is that women will most likely keep their babies, if they’re not allowed to legally kill them in the womb.