By Dave Andrusko It’s hardly news that research documenting abortion’s negative mental health aftermath will come under scathing attack. Professor Priscilla Coleman may have come under the fiercest attack, a reflection no doubt of the depth and breadth of her research and the fact that her and her colleagues’ work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications, …Continue reading "Dr. Coleman Rebuts Criticism of Study Demonstrating Abortion’s Detrimental Mental Health Impact"
By Dr. Peter Saundes I’m grateful to AAPLOG [the American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists ] for drawing my attention to yet another study showing a strong link between abortion and mental illness. The paper, titled ‘Associations Between Abortion, Mental Disorders, and Suicidal Behaviour in a Nationally Representative Sample’ was published in theCanadian Journal of Psychiatry in April 2010 …Continue reading "Another study showing a strong link between abortion and mental health problems"
By Dave Andrusko To the uncommitted in general, and especially to those who are not moved by the plight of the defenseless unborn child, it can make a great deal of difference if it is established that abortion hurts women. Pro-lifers have been making that case for decades with an occasional assistance from self-described “pro-choicers” …Continue reading "A Healthy Skepticism Required of those Skeptical of the Association between Abortion and Mental Health Risks"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Priscilla Coleman’s recent meta-analysis showing a link between abortion and mental health problems not surprisingly has created a storm, coming as it did in the middle of the recent parliamentary debate over independent abortion counseling. Whilst the left wing press and the BBC chose to ignore it, other academics in the …Continue reading "David Fergusson wades in to defend Coleman over abortion mental health link"
By Susan E. Wills The largest, most definitive analysis of the mental health risks associated with abortion was published Sept. 1 in the prestigious British Journal of Psychiatry. Conducted by Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University, the analysis examines 22 studies published between 1995 and 2009 involving 877,181 women, of whom 163,831 had abortions. …Continue reading "Study in Prestigious Journal Shows Abortion harms women’s mental health"
By Dave Andrusko Psst. Can you keep a secret? No matter how well-researched; no matter how “peer-reviewed” they may be, studies that conclude that abortion has an adverse impact on women are typically eviscerated in the United States, when they are not ignored altogether. I’m thinking of “Abortion and mental health: quantitative synthesis and analysis …Continue reading "One Step Forward: Getting Some Media Attention for Study Documenting Abortion’s Very Negative Mental Health Impact"
By Dave Andrusko I’m re-running Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon’s excellent review of a mega-analysis compiled by Prof. Priscilla Coleman which puts the lie to the nonsense that there are not significant mental health implications for women who abort. Dr. Coleman found that aborting women showed an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, with particular …Continue reading "Pro-Abortion Slings and Arrows Cannot Defeat the Truth"
Editor’s note. Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon wrote about this yesterday and I am as well today. But as always Peter Saunders’ take is very much worth reading. You can find this at http://pjsaunders.blogspot.com/2011/08/abortion-raises-risk-of-mental-health.html In the largest study of its kind researchers have concluded that women having abortions experience an 81% increased risk of mental health …Continue reading "Abortion raises risk of mental health problems by 81% says major new review"
Editor’s note. The following appears on the blog of the [British] Christian Medical Fellowship. I previously blogged on the Royal College of Psychiatrists systematic review of the relationship between induced abortion and mental health. The consultation into the review closed on 29 July and the revised review document will be published later this year. The …Continue reading "Inaccuracies, lack of transparency and overconfident conclusions in Royal College of Psychiatrists review on abortion and mental health"