I’m not linking to the articles…..

….. if you really want to read them you will find them. My connection is slow and it makes me not even want to blog when I try to include links.

In California you have to be 18 to use a tanning bed, to get a tattoo, and to get any body piercings other than in your ears. Even parental consent cannot change this. This is to protect the health and safety of minors. You must be 18. Does it not seem like a glaring contradiction then to allow under 18s to get an abortion without parental consent and without having to inform the parents? There are physical and psychological consequences. Some studies suggest that abortion is linked to future premature birth. Some studies are starting to link breast cancer and abortion, though this is still controversial. Consider this study recently published by the British Journal of Psychiatry:

Women who have undergone an abortion have an 81 percent higher risk for mental health problems and are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse alcohol and suffer depression, according to a study in a mainstream British journal that is getting considerable attention from both sides of the abortion debate. (From Opposing Views)

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2 Responses to I’m not linking to the articles…..

  1. Bonnie says:

    Have you seen “Maafa 21: Black Genocide”? It’s a powerful documentary about the history of abortion. Very, very well done. It focuses on the abortions of black babies, but is very instructive overall…

  2. chloe says:

    The quote from the British Journal is interesting but those studies are correlational. They do not prove that abortion causes depression or suicide, only that there is a relationship between women who have had abortions and women who are suffer from depression and commit suicide. One could just as easily draw the conclusion that women suffering from depression and suicidal ideation are more likely to have an abortion. In order to really know, you would need an experimental control study where you followed a large number of women having abortions who have no previous history of depression compared with a control group of women not having abortions, also with no prior mental health issues. Priscialla K. Coleman, the author of the study that Opposing Views is writing about, has actually been accused by the American Psychological Assocation for having innapropriate and inadequate controls in her research, specificially not adequately controlling “for women’s mental health prior to the pregnancy and abortion.” Other scientists have not been able to reproduce her results with the same data set-an essential element for a valid scientific study.

    I do agree with you that it is odd that women cannot choose to get into a tanning bed on their own (because they are apparently incapable of making that decision on their own), but they can choose an abortion.

    I would fully embrace a study that looked into mental health issues and abortion, but this new study doesn’t shed any light, its just poor science.

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