Another pro-abortion study that reinforces their own preconceptions

By Dave Andrusko

Guttmacher_173_UC_3inThis just popped up on my search engine, but in-depth analysis will have to wait until next week when our experts on Planned Parenthood and its former research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, have a chance to read the study.

The study, “Women’s Emotions One Week After Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion in the United States,” appears in Guttmacher’s, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The opening sentence (“context”) tells you why this study was done: The notion that abortion causes poor mental health has gained traction, even though it is not supported by research.”

What Corinne H. Rocca, Katrina Kimport, Heather Gould and Diana G. Foster mean, of course, is that it is by (pro-abortion) most women express relief–which is exactly what you expect when abortion is supposed to “solve” the problem of a crisis pregnancy. So limiting the study to the first week is geared to getting the conclusion they want.

Two quick things as we wrap up for the week.

First, we have written about the wide-ranging negative impact dozens of times, most recently “New meta-analysis of post-abortive women and mental illness bolsters case for post-abortion syndrome,”; “What Really Happens to Women who are not Denied Abortions? Best not ask Joshua Lang,”; “What does the evidence say about abortion’s impact on women?”; and “New study links abortion to higher risk of death than childbirth.”

Rocca, Kimport, Gould and Foster can pretend this is not “research,” but that only shows their institutional bias.

Second, there is a profound irony at work here. How many times have we been told that anyone who disagrees with the pro-abortion consensus—personified in Guttmacher—is “anti-science”?

But if you believe them, nothing new can ever be found—at least not if it clearly demonstrates that there are a laundry list of aftershocks for women who abort. Who’s really afraid of science?

Next week we’ll look at Women’s Emotions One Week After Receiving or Being Denied an Abortion in the United States.”

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