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BY Jim Cosgrove

April 16-22, 2000 Issue | Posted 4/16/00 at 1:00 PM


Women who have an abortion are five times more likely to report subsequent substance abuse compared to women who carry to term , according to a new study, the 16th published study connecting a history of abortion to subsequent drug or alcohol abuse. Each year, in the United States alone, there are at least 150,000 new cases of abortion-related substance abuse. The actual number could be as high as 500,000 cases per year, researchers found.