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Monday, September 12, 2011

Largest Study Ever: Abortion increases Mental Health Disorders by 81%

A special thanks to Fr. Longenecker for sharing this article via his blog.

"A new study published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that women who underwent an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems. The study also found that almost 10% of all women’s mental health problems are directly linked to abortion.

Conducted by Priscilla K. Coleman, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA, the study was based on an analysis of 22 separate studies and 36 measures of effect, that involved a total of 877,181 participants of whom 163,831 had experienced an abortion. The study took into account pre-existing mental health problems prior to the abortion.

“In order to avoid any allegations of bias,” Dr. Coleman explained, “very stringent inclusion criteria were employed. This means every strong study was included and weaker studies were excluded.

The research revealed that abortion was associated with a 34% increased risk for anxiety disorders; 37% greater risk of depression; 110% greater risk of alcohol abuse and 220% greater risk of marijuana use/abuse.

Abortion was also linked with a 155% greater risk of attempting to commit suicide."

Exactly where are all of the Femi-Nazis to decry such effects on women? Where was the expected Lead Story on any of the MSM outlets? You'll never find any because one should realize by now theat the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement is fueled by a yearning for tacit approval by society for a self-indulgent, sloppy lifestyle and has nothing to do with 'women's rights' as the foolhardy are lead to believe.

Above photo from priestsforlife.org, Baby Samuel at 21 weeks grasping the finger of the surgeon operating on his mom's uterus


Stormbringer said...

How much of that is because they try to rationalize to themselves and ignore their consciences?

Speedy G said...

Perhaps abortion isn't the cause of mental disorders as implied... but is merely a symptom. The mentally incompetent would have a harder time forging long term and lasting relationships leading to marriage and child rearing, and would abort more.

Correlation isn't causation.

And giving these women access to abortion merely enables and exacerbates their self-destructive behaviours.

Speedy G said...

The study took into account pre-existing mental health problems prior to the abortion

Not many mental health problems are diagnosed early(like depression).

JD Curtis said...

I see where youre coming from and I don't doubt that such instances exist.

but if you get a chance Speed, check out the trailers for the upcoming 180 movie.

They are rife with examples of people who, I imagine, would consider themselves to be upstanding and open-minded about abortion and never consider the possible consequences of such 'procedures'. I can't wait to see how Comfort changes their minds in a matter of a minute or less though.

JD Curtis said...

This deserves it's own, seperate thread but..

Canadian Mother Strangles Newborn, Gets No Jail Time and Judge Defends Infanticide By Comparing It to Abortion

Speedy G said...

Unbelievable. Infanticide is certainly the downhill side of the abortion slope. It was once Roman Law (Twelve Tables) to kill all "deformed" infants. Now, deformity isn't even a consideration... just the mother's "inconvenience" is.

Glad to see you back, btw.