Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Abortion does not cause mental illness.

Women who choose to abort an unwanted pregnancy may experience feelings of grief and loss, but there is no evidence that a single abortion causes significant mental health problems, a panel of the American Psychological Association reported after two years of study.
“The best scientific evidence published indicates that among adult women who have an unplanned pregnancy, the relative risk of mental health problems is no greater if they have a single elective, first-trimester abortion or deliver that pregnancy,” Brenda Major, chairwoman of the panel, said in a statement.

This is something pro-choice advocates know, something competent mental health providers know, and something most doctors know. Now, will someone please make the anti-choice lunatics STOP with the b.s. scare tactics and outright lies? Here's how you can help stop the insanity: learn about "crisis pregnancy centers" and help shut them down, urge your members of Congress to support the Stop Deceptive Advertising in Women's Services Act, and, vote the anti-choice critters out of office.

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