Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Psychological Factors in Women's Post-Abortion Experiences

The Witherspoon Institute published an article yesterday examining the distinctive psychological make up of women and how it leads to post-abortion trauma. Evelyn Birge Vitz and Paul C. Vitz, both professors of New York University, frankly discuss "Women, Abortion, and the Brain" in this new article.

An excerpt:

"A woman may reason her way to the decision to terminate the unwanted pregnancy. Her abortion decision may seem, and may indeed be, rational in terms of her long-term goals and interests, and her chosen values. But afterwards, a woman may experience several powerful reactions, which are rooted in the structures and basic chemistry of her brain."

Read the whole article here.

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