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Characteristics and motivations of women receiving abortions.

Authors
  • Steinhoff, P G
  • Smith, R G
  • Diamond, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sociological symposium
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1972
Volume
8
Pages
83–89
Identifiers
PMID: 12333117
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

In March, 1970, Hawaii became the first state to allow abortion on demand. A comparison was made between women receiving abortions and women delivering babies at 2 large medical facilites in Honolulu in the June 1-July 15, 1970, period. Reasons the women cited for wanting an abortion were: 1) age; 2) marital status; 3) employment or student status; and 4) income. The comparison data indicate that the abortion patients were assessing objectively their ability to provide for a child. Definite differences in all these criteria did exist between the aborters and the deliverers.

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