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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some state crisis pregnancy centers and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio are disagreeing on whether or not abortion leads to mental health issues in women.

Of the state's more than 100 pregnancy centers, NARAL reviewed a random sample of 55 of them and found that almost half of the centers told women abortion can lead to mental health issues.

Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, believes these pregnancy centers are misleading women.

She says studies by the American Psychology Association show there is no link between abortion and breast cancer.

In 2010, members of the APA Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion found that, while some women do suffer mental health issues after an abortion, most women do not.

"There is also no increase of depression or drug use," Copeland says. "These are scare tactics used to prevent women from making the choice that is best for them. These women deserve to be told the truth when they go to clinics."

The NARAL recently released a 31-page investigative report that concluded "47 percent [of CPC's] gave misleading information on the connection between mental health problems and abortion and 38 percent provided false information about the connection between breast cancer, infertility and abortion."

According to the NARAL, none of the centers surveyed provided information regarding contraceptive services.

"Only 38 percent of CPCs are offering free ultrasounds, but 95 percent never mention that their ultrasound was for non-diagnostic purposes," Copeland says. "And that's pretty alarming."

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