Another article, on Womensenews stating that abortionsuicide connection fails a court test. What always amazes me about this stuff is that they quote the APA whose research was done by pro abort Brenda Majors PhD. They never reach out to those of us who are saying abortion hurt us and caused psychological problems...they just continue to deny our experiences.
"What's happened is that the anti-abortion movement has found people to put out methodologically flawed studies that allege that there is a problem with mental health after having an abortion," said Jessica Arons, director of the Women's Health and Rights Program at the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C. So, they think these are fake studies? Why not call us directly or do a study including us?
I often wonder how many women suffering in silence read something like this and feel crazy for their feelings. I know I did ...
I wrote a comment to this article but received this :"Your comment has been queued for moderation by site administrators and will be published after approval." Let's see if they print it.
Abortion Suicide Link Fails a Court Test
By Maura Ewing
Friday, September 30, 2011
An appeals court struck a suicide advisory from a South Dakota abortion law, underscoring decades of research finding no link between the procedure and mental health disorders. But the idea of psychological harm remains active in several states.
(WOMENSENEWS)--The appeal of South Dakota's 2005 "informed consent" law on abortion gave pro-choice advocates a sliver of victory earlier this month.
A doctor is still required to tell a woman that an abortion "ends a human life" 24 hours ahead of the procedure, to give her time to reconsider. The court upheld that essential part of the script citing a previous ruling on First Amendment freedom of speech grounds.
But the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis said a section requiring doctors to describe "all known medical risks" of abortion -- including an increased risk "of suicide ideation and suicide"-- must be removed. That frees doctors to use professional judgment when informing patients of the potential risks.