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How often are women coerced into getting abortions?

Women often report that they feel pressured to get an abortion by others in their lives—boyfriends, parents, teachers, friends, employers and others. One survey found that 64% of American women who sought abortions felt coerced into doing so.


Rue, Vincent M. et al. “Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women.” Medical Science Monitor 10, no. 10 (2004): 5-16. http://postabort.ru/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Rue-Abortion-Trauma-US-Russia.pdf.

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