USA – New restrictions on abortion care will have psychological harms – here’s what research shows will happen in post-Roe America

August 25, 2022
Rachel Diamond

“I’m struggling a bit this morning,” a client of mine stated at the start of our session the morning of June 24, 2022. “I just heard on the news about the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. There was so much for me to process I had to turn it off.”

While this client did not have personal experience with elective abortion, she had a complicated reproductive history that included a recent pregnancy in which she was unsure if the baby would survive. In our session that day, she recognized how privileged she was to have had a medical team that communicated with her about all available options and potential outcomes for her and the baby. Most importantly, she acknowledged the significance of having a say in the decisions about her reproductive care.

Continued: https://theconversation.com/new-restrictions-on-abortion-care-will-have-psychological-harms-heres-what-research-shows-will-happen-in-post-roe-america-187009