Forssman H, Thuwe I. If legalizing abortion can be presumed to have a similar (causal) effect on the transmission of other sexually transmitted diseases, legalizing abortion creates treatment needs … The Effect of Abortion Legalization from FY 1970 (the 12-month period end-ing June 30) to FY 1972, allowing for a small number of legal abortions in the earlier year, and a small residual of illegal abortions in the later year. The evidence suggests that the economic effects of abortion are not uniform across all demographic groups. Their mental health, social adjustment and educational level up to the age of 21. Opinion ranges from the view that abortion is always followed by feelings of regret, loss and depression, to the opposite view that abortion results in feelings of obvious emotional relief.1/ Among the more frequent methodological problems found in many studies on this subject are: . Acta Psychiatr Scand. Arguments that legalizing abortion will improve various public health outcomes has been a frequent talking point in various political efforts to either legalize abortion or liberalize abortion laws around the world. When broken down by race, research suggests that abortion access has greater economic impacts for Black women than White women (due to data restrictions, no other racial/ethnic backgrounds are considered in the studies). The role of family planning in the primary prevention of mental illness. 1966; 42 (1):71–88. Schwartz RA. Am J Psychiatry. One hundred and twenty children born after application for therapeutic abortion refused.