Study Finds Women Who Want Abortions Are Often Given Misleading Information

It’s the law in 38 states that when a woman chooses to have an abortion, a doctor has to counsel her and give her informational materials prior to the procedure. The idea is that these state-issued pamphlets will allow a woman to give “informed consent” about the termination of a pregnancy. But according to a recent study by researchers at Rutgers University, the information on fetal development in these materials is scientifically incorrect or misleading about 30 percent of the time.