“…of particular note is the association between induced abortion and either suicide or suicide attempt. This is an objective rather than a subjective outcome, and the fact that the effects are seen after induced abortion rather than before indicates either common risk factors for both choosing abortion and attempting suicide, such as depression, or harmful effects of induced abortion on mental health. This phenomena is not seen after spontaneous abortion.”
Paper by John M. Thorp, Katherine E. Hartmann, Elizabeth Shadigan, February 2005: Long-Term Physical and Psychological Health Consequences of Induced Abortion: A Review of the Evidence
“Induced Abortion[sic] contributes to significantly increased neonatal health costs by causing 31.5% of Preterm Birth[sic]. Providers of obstetric care and abortion should be aware of the risk of preterm birth attributable to induced abortion, with its significant increase in initial neonatal hospital costs and CP cases.”
B. Calhoun, E. Shadigian, and B. Rooney, “Cost Consequences of Induced Abortion as an Attributable Risk for Preterm Birth and Impact on Informed Consent” Journal of Reproductive Medicine 52 (2007): 929–937.
“…Abortion was found to be related to an increased risk for a variety of mental health problems (panic attacks, panic disorder, agoraphobia, PTSD, bipolar disorder, major depression with and without hierarchy), and substance abuse disorders after statistical controls were instituted for a wide range of personal, situational, and demographic variables. Calculation of population attributable risks indicated that abortion was implicated in between 4.3% and 16.6% of the incidence of these disorders.
Partial abstract for “Induced abortion and anxiety, mood, and substance abuse disorders: isolating the effects of abortion in the national comorbidity survey” by Coleman PK, Coyle CT, Shuping M, Rue VM.