What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “Who Really Cares About Women,” Part 4

By Dave Andrusko In the fourth of a four-part series, National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias completes her debunking of the pro-abortion mantra that pro-lifers are waging a “war on women.”  As she explains, “Our opponents in this battle for life would have everyone believe that if you don’t support …

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Risks of repeat abortions to subsequent pregnancies documented in Finnish Study

By Dave Andrusko In her Pro-Life Perspective broadcast for today, NRLC President and PLP Host Carol Tobias reminds us that one of the key foundations for the anti-life view is that while abortion kills unborn babies (“terminates pregnancies”), mothers come out unharmed. It was never true and isn’t true—especially with women who have repeat abortions– …

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Shutting down the debate

An international conference of psychiatrists is ignoring the clamorous debate over the psychological consequences of abortion. By Dr. Pravin Thevathasan That there are psychological consequences to having an abortion have been accepted by many in the pro-life and pro-abortion camps. The psychiatrist Professor Ian Brockington has commented: “Some [post abortion] mothers feel like criminals and …

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Still Another Pro-abortion Attack Fails to make Case against Dr. Coleman

By Dave Andrusko You would think someone who occupies a position as prestigious as the editor of the New York Times editorial page could constrain his gloating long enough to at least think before he goes bonkers. But if Andrew Rosenthal (who is to subtlety what anti-matter is to matter anyway) comes upon something he …

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More Evidence of Increased Psychological Risks Associated with Abortion from Chinese Study

By Dave Andrusko A new study out of China has added to the rapidly accumulating world literature on abortion and mental health, demonstrating that even in a culture where abortion is widespread, women who’ve aborted are much more likely to experience depression and anxiety in the 1st trimester of a subsequent pregnancy than women who …

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“An excellent example of the media bias that permeates the study of abortion and mental health”

By Dave Andrusko According to a useful definition from Wikipedia, “The third rail of a nation’s politics is a metaphor for any issue so controversial that it is ‘charged’ and ‘untouchable’; any politician or public official who dares to broach the subject will invariably suffer politically.” Are there third rails in the abortion controversy?  You …

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Latest Flawed Study Minimizing the Mental Health Risks of Abortion:

 A Close Look at a Danish Study on Psychiatric Hospital Readmission, Before and After Abortion By Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph.D. Professor of Human Development Bowling Green State University Editor’s note. Trine Munk-Olsen, Ph.D., of the National Centre for Register-Based Research, University of Aarhus, and colleagues yesterday posted a study at the Archives of General Psychiatry, …

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A Critique of the Systematic Review Of Induced Abortion and Mental Health Released by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph.D. The Royal College of Psychiatrist’s recently conducted review of scientific literature published from 1990 to the present on abortion and mental health is hauntingly similar to the American Psychological Association Task Force Report released in 2008. The report by the RCP is, however, far more complex and on the surface it …

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Further Thoughts on a study claiming that abortion is not associated with an increase in mental health problems

By Dave Andrusko Late last week I wrote about an outcome that was as utterly predictable as it was unjustified. A review commissioned by the [British] Academy of Medical Royal Colleges concluded that “abortion is not associated with an increase in mental health problems.” Billed as the largest study worldwide of the relationship between abortion …

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How a British Study Undermines the Justification for virtually all abortions

By Dave Andrusko Jeremy Laurance, who is pro-abortion, writes a column, “Medical Life,” for the British newspaper, The Independent. Imagine his joy when an academic study purports to show that “abortion poses no greater risk to mental health than childbirth for those with unwanted pregnancies,” buttressing a first-hand best-selling account that celebrates abortion. We’ve already …

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Flawed New Study Claims Abortion does not affect women’s mental health

By Dave Andrusko Coming to an utterly predictable outcome, a review commissioned by the [British] Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has concluded that “abortion is not associated with an increase in mental health problems.” Billed as the largest study worldwide of the relationship between abortion and mental wellbeing, the research review conducted by the U.K.’s …

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Abortion and mental health: science vs politics

Editor’s note. This appeared here and is reprinted with permission. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Publication in a leading psychiatry journal did not prevent a barrage of criticism for the author of a study showing the mental health risks of abortion. MercatorNet interviews the author of a major study with hotly-contested findings MercatorNet: In September you had a study published …

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