Thursday, September 01, 2011

Abortion Drives Women Crazy: Psychiatric Study

A new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry shows that victims of abortionists are 81% more likely to suffer severe mental health issues.

For background, read Abortion Linked to Mental Health Disorders and also read Late-Term Abortions Harm Mental Health: Study as well as Abortion More Common Among the Mentally Ill

UPDATE 9/1/11: Also read this CBS News report

-- From "Abortion and mental health" by Liz Lockhart, Mental Healthy 9/1/11

Professor Priscilla Coleman from Bowling Green State University in Ohio carried out the research which examines 22 studies from 1995 to 2009. These studies involved 877,000 women, of which almost 164,000 had had an abortion.

Coleman found that while the overall increased risk to mental health problems was 81%, the results ‘indicate that the level of increased risk associated with abortion varies from 34% to 230% depending on the nature of the outcome. Whether women abused drugs, alcohol or suffered depression, and so on’.

Coleman said ‘Overall, the results revealed that women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems as shown to be directly attributable to abortion.’

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion increases risk of mental health problems, new research finds" by UK Daily Telegraph reporter 9/1/11

[This study] adds to previous findings made public by the journal three years ago which first questioned the assumption of abortion campaigners that terminating a pregnancy reduces rather than increases the health risks to women.

The study said that abortion was linked with a 34 per cent greater chance of anxiety disorders, and 37 per cent higher possibility of depression, a more than double risk of alcohol abuse – 110 per cent – a three times greater risk of cannabis use – at 220 per cent – and 155 per cent greater risk of trying to commit suicide.

Professor Coleman said her research was intended “to produce an unbiased analysis of the best available evidence addressing abortion as one risk factor among many others that may increase the likelihood of mental health problems”.

She added: “There are in fact some real risks associated with abortion that should be shared with women as they are counselled prior to an abortion.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Major Study Links Suicide and Other Mental Health Problems to Abortion" by Mary L. Davenport, MD, posted at American Thinker 9/1/11

This review, which is larger than any study to date, contradicts the recent and biased and less systematic review by the American Psychological Association, which fails to find a relationship between mental health problems and abortion. The new meta-analysis also contradicts the stance of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), which has been silent on the mental health impact of abortion in its official publications despite overwhelming evidence over the last two decades of abortion's adverse effects.

The egregious cover-up of abortion complications is an aspect of "the abortion distortion." Elites in charge of professional organizations actively suppress legitimate research on the harms of induced abortion because of political bias or worse. One of the most notorious examples of "the abortion distortion" was the revelation that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan actually wrote part of ACOG's position statement on partial birth abortion while working as deputy assistant for domestic policy for Bill Clinton.

This new review in a prestigious psychiatry journal sheds important light on the mental health of women. . . .

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read UK: Royal College Warns Abortions Can Lead to Mental Illness