Skip to comments.Disclosing the abortion-suicide association
Posted on 02/21/2012 5:41:59 PM PST by presidio9
All 11 active judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in St. Louis recently heard one of the most important abortion cases in the federal courts today. The case, Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, involves a South Dakota statute requiring informed consent before a woman undergoes an abortion. While many in the media have focused on the controversies surrounding President Obamas health care law, this case actually is one of the most significant events on the life issue today.
The hearing focused on what the courts have called the suicide advisory: the statutes requirement that abortion providers give patients a description of all known medical risks of the procedure and statistically significant risk factors including depression [and] increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide.
This case is the latest example of how the lower federal courts repeatedly have tied up reasonable abortion regulations for years, preventing the regulations from taking effect, even when there is direct language from prior Supreme Court decisions supporting the purpose of the law.
Numerous peer-reviewed medical studies have found an association between abortion and suicide. Many others have found an association between induced abortion and depression, which is a major risk factor for suicide. In fact, between 10 percent and 30 percent of women suffer serious, prolonged negative psychological consequences after abortion.
A 1995 study by A.C. Gilchrist in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that in women with no history of psychiatric illness, the rate of deliberate self-harm was 70 percent higher after abortion than after childbirth.
A 1996 study in Finland by pro-choice researcher Mika Gissler in the British Medical Journal found that the suicide rate was nearly six times greater among women who aborted than among women who gave birth.
A 2002 record-linkage study -SNIP-
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Wow. I bet it made headlines today in all the other papers across the country, was discussed in every psych class in every federally funded university, and a warning was sent out by the APA to all its members./s
The Planned Parenthood rebuttal to this article is probably along the lines of "If there was less social stigma attatched to the 'blessing' of reproductive choice countless mothers' lives could be saved."
Seeing how utterly bizarre the behavior of the top dogs in the Abortion Business is, it’s not at all unexpected to find their customers will end up with 6 times the suicide rate of women who give birth.
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=7906881 This is the only answer Planned Parenthood can give.
If these folks love death so much, they should just end it by putting a bullet in their own heads and leave the living be.
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