According to the law, women are allowed to a waiting period before having an abortion. This happens mostly because future mothers could change their minds. However, a new study shows that most women are confident about their choice even before going to the doctor.
Researchers used data from 500 women from Utah who wanted to have an abortion. They followed the participants for three weeks. The females were asked to respond to different surveys regarding the uncertainty when having an abortion. According to the study, most of them were confident in their decision. Moreover, it seems that people who are certain about a surgery, are also confident about having an abortion.
The results showed that only 11 percent of women who participated in the study were still pregnant after those three weeks. They were not certain about having an abortion. However, 89 percent of them did have the procedure or were confident about the decision. It seems that most women have no regrets regarding their abortions.
There are thirty-five states who require women to receive counseling before an abortion. Moreover, 27 states do not allow women to have an abortion if they do not wait for a certain period. Of course, there will always be people against this procedure. They believe that the study only wants to promote abortion and that women should be protected.
The authors of the study are very confident about their findings. They are showing that most women can make their own decisions, without being questioned . There are women who think that the waiting period is insulting for them. Moreover, the waiting time makes their life harder. Those who came back have to take another free day from work and spend a lot of money on transportation.
This study provides more information about what women really want. For most of them, the waiting period is a mistake because they are confident about their choice. There will be a long journey before the restrictions will disappear and the process will change.
Of course, making this decision can be hard. Women have moments when they think of how their lives would have been with a baby. However, they should be able to do what they want without a waiting time given by the authorities.
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