Domestic Violence Victims get abortions, new study finds


Nearly one in seven women who sought abortions at a large family planning clinic in Iowa reported at least one incident of physical or sexual abuse in the past year, a new study, “Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Among an Abortion Clinic Population,” found. Published in the American Journal of Public Health researchers at the University of Iowa, College of Public Health and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland studied 986 patients over the course of a year.

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