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A recently study [http://www.lifenews.com/nat6463.html] published in the American Journal of Public Health [online 17 June 2010] found that 14 percent of women who had abortions reported having experienced physical or sexual abuse at least once in the past year.

The survey of 986 women found that 10 percent reported physical abuse and 3 percent reported sexual abuse, with 74 percent of women reporting they were abused by a current partner and 24 percent reporting abuse by a previous partner (some women reported abuse by both current and former partners).

While the study only asked about the year prior to the abortion, many post- abortion counselors have found that many women who have had abortions report a history of sexual abuse,  perhaps in their childhood. Most discussion about abortion and sexual abuse concerns what happens if a woman or girl becomes pregnant as a result of rape or incest.

The book Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion  (http://www.theunchoice.com/forbiddengrief.htm) explores the further connection between abortion and a history of sexual abuse that may have occurred before the pregnancy took place.

Audrey Saftlas, Universiy of Iowa professor of epidemiology and lead author of the study, commented: "Women seeking termination of pregnancy comprise a particularly high-risk group for physical or sexual assault. In our study, almost 14 percent of women receiving an abortion reported at least one incident of physical or sexual abuse in the past year."

"These findings strongly support the need for clinic-based screening with interventions. These high-risk women need resources, referrals and support to help them and their families reduce the violence in their lives," Saftlas added.

 
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Why Should I Control My Hormones?

Because...

No Risk -- Great Deal!

  • No risks or side-effects of "the pill", "the shot", the IUD, or other contraceptives.
  • No chance of getting a Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • No chance of getting pregnant

It's Honest:

  • I can be a good role model for my friends and family
  • I won’t resent doing something I really don’t want to do
  • I won't have to worry that someone will find out what I did
  • I’ll respect myself

I'm a Person, not a number!  

  • 1 million teenage girls get pregnant every year (averages to 20,000 per state)
  • 3 million teens get an STD every year (averages to 60,000 per state)
  • One of every 4 new cases of HIV is a teen -- AIDS doesn’t care how old I am.
  • Do I want to risk having full-blown AIDS for my 25th birthday?

Some STDs stay forever; some STDs can kill. 

I can deny the risks; but...
I only have one future...

 

 

Just chillin'... 


  • Less stress
  • No worry of pregnancy
  • No worry of STD infection (providing I’m also drug-free)
  • Fewer things to disagree about
  • Easier to stay emotionally and physically healthy
  • Peace of mind
  • I’ll know I’m loved for ME, not just for my body
  • Better control over my life
  • It’ll be less painful if we break up later
  • It will be easier to tell my future spouse about my past

So I'll have time

  • …to learn about my feelings, and about me
  • …to spend with all my friends, and make lots of new friends
  • …to learn about relationships and how to show love without the complications of sex
  • …to talk and develop fuller communication with my dates
  • …to postpone parenting until I’m in a caring marriage relationship
  • …to do volunteer work to help others and learn about different careers
  • …to study
  • …to really get to know my family
  • …to learn the difference between sex and true love
  • …to find the right person

Because...

It’s the smart choice of the thinking generation

  

It’s bold

 

It’s THE "responsible behavior"

 

It takes self-control

 

It builds trust

  • In myself
  • In my friendships
  • In my future marriage

Some scars never heal...

 

Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder

 

Sex is worth waiting for

I am worth waiting for

 

It’ll give me control over my life and my body...

Then I'll know I'm Stronger than My Hormones!

 

Be SPECIAL

 

Being a Virgin Takes Courage! 




 
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