Thursday, January 12, 2006

Another Study Links Abortion to Depression

From the Vital Signs Blog:

This news story from the New Zealand Herald is today's "must read." It is a riveting piece about the largest international study ever on the psychological effects of abortion, a study that has been received with deliberate disdain by journalists and biased researchers and even with dismay by the pro-abortion director of the study itself. But the facts are clear --

Researchers found that at age 25, 42 per cent of women in the study group who had had an abortion also experienced major depression at some stage during the past four years.

This was nearly double the rate of those who had never been pregnant and 35 per cent higher than those who had chosen to continue a pregnancy."

Those having an abortion had elevated rates of subsequent mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, suicidal behaviours and substance use disorders," said the researchers, whose study has been published in the Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology.

Hat tip: After Abortion

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