Scientists Consider Evidence that Abortion is Violence Against Women and Girls

Scientists met recently in New York to discuss new scientific evidence regarding abortion as a form of growing violence against women and girls. Indiscriminate practice of abortion is correlated with coercion, a history of sexual abuse, violence during pregnancy, intimate partner violence and with psychological consequences that may lead to suicide.

The scientific evidence was discussed in the meeting “Public Policies to reduce maternal mortality, a holistic focus on maternal health” in parallel to the 57th Session of the Commission of Women Status of the United Nations, whose priority theme is the “elimination and prevention of all types of violence against women and girls.”

The scientists said the alarming expansion of abortion should not be dismissed by any nation that respects fundamental human rights.