Now this study will be a surprise to Chad Schuldt and his pro-abortion minions:
A new report finds that women who have had an abortion are more likely to physically abuse their children.
Is there a link between abortion and later abuse? Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University studied over 500 women who had a pattern of neglecting or abusing their children.
"We did find that when a woman had one prior abortion, compared to those who didn’t have any history, were 144% more likely to physically abuse a subsequently born child."
David Reardon is with the Eliot Institute.
"The claim that abortion was going to rid us of child abuse and child neglect by getting rid of unwanted pregnancies before they are born, this is another nail in that coffin; that claim is simply false."
He says having an abortion haunts women years later.
"Unless they’ve been through some kind of post-abortion counseling program, they may struggle with more anger, with depression, with difficulty bonding with their children because of the child that’s not there."
Carrie Gordon Earll with Focus on the Family says women considering an abortion should take note.
"If you tell a woman that having an abortion may increase by two times the chance that she would abuse a child that was born I would think that’s information that a woman would want to have before she made an abortion decision."
Coleman also found that sometimes women who have an abortion become over-protective of children that come later. The report is based on a 1984 study of low-income women in Baltimore, Maryland. The women on average had an abortion six and half years prior to the study. The study appears in the European medical journal Acta Paediatrica.