HEARTLESS: Study Claims Most Women Still Have Abortions Even After Viewing Ultrasound

Published on February 3, 2014

Researchers studying medical records of Planned Parenthood clinics in California have found that nearly 99 percent of women went ahead with their abortion plan even after choosing to view an ultrasound image of the fetus.

According to the study “Relationship Between Ultrasound Viewing and Proceeding to Abortion,” 98.4 percent of the women who viewed their ultrasounds had abortions. Among women who did not view their ultrasounds, 99 percent went ahead with an abortion.

Published in the latest edition of the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal, the official publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the study reviewed medical records from 15,575 visits at 19 Planned Parenthood clinics in Los Angeles during 2011.

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