However, a January study by Dr. David Fergusson, a New Zealand researcher who backs abortion, found 42 percent of women who had abortions had experienced major depression within the last four years. That's almost double the rate of women who never became pregnant.
According to the study, women who have abortions were twice as likely to drink alcohol at dangerous levels and three times as likely to be addicted to illegal drugs. The risk of anxiety disorders also doubled.
His research follows a survey by professors at Bowling Green State University in 2004 who examined data on nearly 11,000 women between the ages of 15 and 34 who had experienced an unintended pregnancy.
Their survey found that women who have abortions of unexpected pregnancies were 30 percent more likely to experience subsequent problems with anxiety than those who don't have one.
Women in the study who had abortions and suffered from general anxiety disorder experienced irritability, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, a pounding or racing heart, or feelings of unreality.
AGI also attacked the publications produced by 20 states that provide women with information about crisis pregnancy centers that give women actual pregnancy help and options. The pro-abortion group says the centers give women false and misleading information about abortion's risks.
However, to prove its point, AGI relies on a study published by a pro-abortion member of Congress that came under fire months ago for its own false picture of pregnancy centers and erroneous information.