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Pass the Abortion Ban in South Dakota

John on October 30, 2006 at 6:25 pm

Voters in South Dakota will be voting on a ban on all abortions in a few days. Planned Parenthood has put everything they’ve got into defeating this, for obvious reasons. On the pro-life side you have a pretty effective commercial featuring a former Planned Parenthood abortionist from Sioux Falls who now supports the ban.

Click here to view it over at Dawn Patrol.

Related: Scott at Magic Statistics has a post on the connection between abortion and major depressive illness. He links to this letter published in the London Times which reads:

Research published in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in January has shown that even women without past mental health problems are at risk of psychological ill-effects after abortion. Women who had had abortions had twice the level of mental health problems and three times the risk of major depressive illness as those who had given birth or never been pregnant.

This research has prompted the American Psychological Association to withdraw an official statement denying a link between abortion and psychological harm.

Since women having abortions can no longer be said to have a low risk of suffering from psychiatric conditions such as depression, doctors have a duty to advise about long-term adverse psychological consequences of abortion.

We suggest that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists revise their guidance, and that future abortion notifications clearly distinguish between physical and mental health grounds for abortion.

Here’s what I wrote about the study in question shortly after it was published. Now, as then, the US press is as quiet as a church mouse about this. Wonder why?

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