Cover Story: A new front in the abortion debate

A new US study seeks to provide proof of the psychological and economic toll of an unwanted pregnancy, and its implications for abortion law, writes Niall Stanage.

27th July, 2013
At issue is the central question of how the provision of abortion, or the denial of it, affects the women concerned. Photo: Thinkstock

Any time the subject of abortion arises, emotions soon come to boiling point. The reaction to the death of Savita Halappanavar and the subsequent debate over a limited liberalisation of the state's abortion laws make that much clear. In the United States, where abortion has been available for more than a generation, there is a wealth of data on the fraught topic. There are still gaps, however - and one study seeks to address an...

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