Friday, August 11, 2006

Teens Cope With Unwanted Pregnancies Better Than Abortions, Study Shows

The study, in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, looked at lots of ways that teen-agers cope with stress or a bad decision--such as having trouble sleeping or seeking solace in illicit drugs. The results: girls who have abortions are three times as likely to engage in such behavior than if they go ahead and have the child, all other things (like the state of their mental health) being equal.

I could have told them that, of course. Abortion means killing, and kids know it. And at that age, their consciences are not so seared. Not yet, anyway.

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