SELF Magazine published a Tuesday article offering advice to women getting abortions, and some of its suggestions might raise a few eyebrows.
New York freelancer Carolyn L. Todd’s Tuesday article, “15 Ways to Mentally and Physically Prepare for Your Abortion Procedure,” reminds women that they shouldn’t feel alone or like they need to hide their abortions because, “around 650,000 women in the United States get an abortion every year.”
Todd tells women to remind themselves that abortion is safer than child-birth ahead of aborting. “Remember that abortions are safe medical procedures when performed under the care of a medical professional. They carry fewer risks and complications than childbirth,” Todd wrote.
Todd also points to helpful tools that can make having an abortion easier, like coloring books for distraction during the abortion and abortion doulas who can help coach women through the process. The article also refers women to “Shout Your Abortion” in case they are in need of a supportive online community.
“Shout Your Abortion” is a pro-abortion advocacy group that proselytizes abortion as normal. Its Twitter handle reads, “Abortion is normal. Our stories are ours to tell. This is not a debate.”
Todd’s article also tells women that there is no right or wrong way to feel about abortion, citing Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Gillian Dean. Most women feel “an immense sense of relief” after their abortion, according to Dean. (RELATED: Watch These Men Explain Why They Should Have Been Dads, And How Abortion Tore It All Apart [VIDEO])
The article also states that “Research hasn’t found an increased risk of psychological problems in people who terminate their pregnancies.” A majority of American women who’ve aborted, however, say that their lives post-aborting weren’t any better than before they had their abortion, according to a December 2017 study. Fifteen percent of women experienced significant bouts of depression after their abortions, the study showed.
Women who are depressed are also more likely to abort their unborn children if they fall pregnant than women who are not depressed, according to a May study.
Todd concluded her article by telling women, “Remember, this is your body and your decision.”
The freelancer has also published pieces in Allure and Glamour magazines.
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