PNA leads to Harm, Violence, and Death for Young People

A young woman picked a fight with her brother so he would punch her in the stomach, all in hope of triggering a miscarriage.

Another young woman threw herself down the stairs in hope of disrupting the pregnancy.

One young woman, who was a gymnast, devised a gymnastics practice regimen that she hoped would cause her to miscarry.

A young woman was so scared that her parents would find out about her unintended pregnancy, she tried to overdose on over-the-counter medication.

In a well publicized case from Indiana, a teen, desperate to end her pregnancy without her parents’ knowledge, had an illegal abortion and died from complications.

StopPNA parental notice of abortion act in Illinois harms young people