Pro-life groups descend on U.N. condemning abortion as an 'act of violence'

Washington, March 9 (ANI): In one of the latest arguments against abortion, a group of pro-life doctors at the United Nations says the procedure is an act of violence against women.

Scientists of the United States of America, Ireland, and Chile met this week in New York to discuss recent scientific evidence regarding abortion as a form of growing violence against women and girls.

They argued that the indiscriminate practice of abortion is significantly correlated with coercion, a history of sexual abuse, violence during pregnancy, intimate partner violence, and with psychological consequences that may lead to suicide.

The scientists discussed different epidemiological studies, showing that:

A significant and growing proportion of induced abortions occur due to coercion by the intimate partner of the pregnant woman.

A history of sexual abuse and violence is a risk factor for abortion and subsequent mental health problems.

There is a significant correlation between the increase in the number of abortions and an increase in the rate of homicides against women versus those against men.

There is an important correlation between the increase of abortions and the suicide rate of women of childbearing age.

Countries with abortion laws that are less permissive, such as Ireland and Chile, display lower abortion rates than countries with more permissive abortion laws. (ANI)