Dr. Coleman Rebuts Criticism of Study Demonstrating Abortion’s Detrimental Mental Health Impact

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, …

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Another study showing a strong link between abortion and mental health problems

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 …

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A Healthy Skepticism Required of those Skeptical of the Association between Abortion and Mental Health Risks

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” …

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David Fergusson wades in to defend Coleman over abortion mental health link

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 …

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Study in Prestigious Journal Shows Abortion harms women’s mental health

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. …

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One Step Forward: Getting Some Media Attention for Study Documenting Abortion’s Very Negative Mental Health Impact

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 …

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Pro-Abortion Slings and Arrows Cannot Defeat the Truth

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 …

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Abortion raises risk of mental health problems by 81% says major new review

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 …

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Inaccuracies, lack of transparency and overconfident conclusions in Royal College of Psychiatrists review on abortion and mental health

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 …

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