Sunday, February 27, 2011

Abortion Safer than Giving Birth: Physicians

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists advises that women are better off both physically and psychologically when their unborn babies are killed rather than born.

UPDATE 3/25/12: Pregnancy increases risk of heart attack

-- From "Abortion is safer than having a baby, doctors say" by Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent, London Telegraph 2/26/11

The advice, which would be given to women considering terminations, has caused anger, with anti-abortion campaigners accusing doctors' leaders of forcing an "absurdly liberal agenda" on women in a vulnerable situation.

The guidance also says that women who are deciding whether to have an abortion must be told that most do not suffer any psychological harm. Until now, their advice has been that while rates of psychiatric illness and self-harm in women are higher among those who had an abortion, there was no evidence that termination itself was likely to trigger psychological problems.

Speaking in a personal capacity, Prof Patricia Casey, a consultant psychiatrist and fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “The message this sends out is very worrying. There are more than 30 studies showing an association between psychological trauma and abortion.”

The guidance, drawn up by 18 senior gynaecologists, nurses and abortion providers also says that pregnant women who are certain of a decision to terminate “should not be subjected to compulsory counselling”. Previous advice only requested that professionals provide the degree of support required by each individual.

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From "Abortions are safer for pregnant women than having a baby, new advice claims" By Fiona Macrae, UK Daily Mail 2/27/11

. . . with abortion clinics among those contributing to the guidance [document], they likened the procedure to allowing a tobacco company to review the consequence of smoking or putting McDonald’s in charge of a study on how fast food affects health.

One of the first sections, on ‘what women need to know’ about abortion, states that major complications are rare and that women ‘should be advised that abortion is generally safer than continuing a pregnancy to term’.

But critics called on the RCOG to produce the evidence to back its claim, and added that many complications caused by abortions will be recorded in A&E and other stats and so are missing from the official tally.

It continues: ‘Although abortion can be associated with a range of feelings, long-term feelings of guilt, sadness and regret appear only to linger in a minority of women.’

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Click headlines below to read previous articles:

Abortion More Common Among the Mentally Ill

UK: Royal College Warns Abortions Can Lead to Mental Illness

Mother Regrets Her Addiction to Abortion

Abortion Doesn't Harm Teen Mental Health: Study

Abortion Linked to Mental Health Disorders

APA Issues Biased Report on Effects of Abortion

Mental Health Expert Highlights Abortion's Impact on Men

Late-Term Abortions Harm Mental Health: Study