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US report says there is no definitive evidence for post-abortion trauma

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) has welcomed a US report which found there was no definitive evidence to suggest that women who had abortions suffered psychological trauma.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
23rd August, 2008

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) has welcomed a US report which found there was no definitive evidence to suggest that women who had abortions suffered psychological trauma.

Niall Behan, chief executive of the IFPA, said the findings of the study by the American Psychological Association (APA) would ‘‘undermine’’ attempts to change British abortion law.

More than 4,700 women gave Irish addresses when terminating their pregnancies in Britain last year, although...

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