A majority of women, 95 percent, do not regret having an abortion, according to a new study published in the medical journal PLOS One.

The study, conducted by the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine, surveyed 670 women over three years.

Many women said they had an abortion because of financial reasons and it being “not the right time.”

According to the nonprofit research organization Guttmacher Institute, seven states require that before women have an abortion, they undergo counseling about the negative psychological effects.

While the study suggests less than 5 percent of women regret abortions, many anti-abortion proponents contest that.



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