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The meta-analysis of 22 major abortion studies found that women who delivered an unplanned pregnancy were significantly less likely to have mental health problems than similar women who aborted unplanned pregnancies. 

Women with a history of abortion were 55 percent more likely to have mental health problems than women who did not abort an unplanned pregnancy.

Using a standardized statistical technique for combining the results of multiple studies, the meta-analysis revealed that women with a history of abortion face higher rates of anxiety (34 percent higher) and depression (37 percent higher), heavier alcohol use (110 percent higher) and marijuana use (230 percent higher), and higher rates of suicidal behavior (155 percent higher).


[Coleman PK. Abortion and mental health: quantitative synthesis and analysis of research published 1995–2009. The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011) 199, 180–186]

Our Brochures PDF Print E-mail

Our "Physicians Series" brochures are available through this website:

Get The Facts (formerly Medical Information Regarding Abortion), The Truth About Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Safe Sex, The Truth About Becoming a Woman (formerly Female Puberty), The Truth About Becoming a Man (formerly Male Puberty), and Storing Your Child's Umbilical Cord Blood for Future Health Needs.

All brochures are printed in color on glossy, 8.5" X 14"paper.

Contact us at for more information.



To peruse the texts (most of these have been updated, but the majority of the texts are the same):

Get The Facts (formerly Medical Information Regarding Abortion)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Female Puberty

Male Puberty

Safe Sex

Storing Your Child's Umbilical Cord Blood for Future Health Needs (2007) 




A 12-page newsprint digest entitled It's A Matter Of Life is periodically produced and distributed by direct mail. 

A version in Spanish is available.


The booklet Abstinence Only: facts and philosophy explains the health benefits of sexual abstinence to parents and educators. [out-of-print]






Physicians Series:

Alternatives to Abortion Helplines
& Post-Abortion Resources

The PURPOSE OF THIS BROCHURE is two-fold: to provide resources to aid pregnant women in being aware of all the material and emotional support available to her so she can make an informed decision regarding abortion.  A second purpose is to inform concerned citizens of the help available to pregnant women and couples in order to have a true “choice” without being pressured into abortion through fear and/or desperation.


American Pregnancy Helpline        1-888-4-OPTIONS 
Pregnancy Hotline             1-800-848-LOVE
Birthright                          1-800-550-4900
CareNet                            1-800-395-HELP
Good Counsel Homes         1-800-723-8331

Her Choice (National Post-Abortion Awareness Campaign):   Pre-recorded, personal stories; anonymous                    1-952-461-4000

(local pregnancy center helplines)



Post-Abortion Healing                  1-800-5WE-CARE
American Rights Coalition     1-800-634-2224

Rachel’s Vineyard - retreats      1-877-HOPE-4-ME  (877.467.3463)

Elliot Institute                                                                                                                             
Her Choice                                                                                    


The gentleness and care with which you respond can make all the difference.

Then, be prepared by reading about Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) and how to help women get healing help.

Locate a PASS group in your area, or help start one.

Read current research on abortion and its medical effects. []

At the pivotal moment when the woman acknowledges her abortion, "a voice of empathy & compassion with a simple ‘Oh, I am so sorry. Is there anything I can do?’ may help open a long-locked door just a bit".

Listen; don’t try to "solve" all her problems.

Make a "safe place for her to begin her journey of healing…you may be the very first person to whom she has ever spoken about her abortion. You can assure her that it is normal to find it very hard to talk about this… Introducing that idea may act as a kind of permission slip for some women to open up a little bit more. She may find it hard to believe that [anyone] could love the broken person in front of him or her and still hate the tragedy that made her that way…Most of her defensiveness is only a mask that hides deep pain."

Is it OK to gently ask questions? Yes. Ask her how long ago it all happened. And be sure you listen carefully to the answers. Let your discussion become a person-to-person moment. Help her to understand that you see her as a human being, not an abstraction… Then remind her that there are many women with similar experiences [about one in every four women]…" [Nat. Rt to Life News, Dec02, "Finding Just the Right Words" by Olivia Gans, American Victims of Abortion]

Don’t act before you have all the facts about abortion!

We invite you to visit… information about the physical and emotional complications that can occur after abortion.

If you or someone you know is considering abortion, the members of Alabama Physicians for Life, Inc., want you to ask questions, understand all the risks, and make an informed decision.


“It is unlawful for any individual to coerce (force or pressure) you to undergo an abortion. Any physician who performs an abortion upon a woman without her informed consent may be liable to her for damages in a civil action of law.” [AL Act 02-419]
“There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you to carry your child to term, and to assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or place him or her for adoption. The law requires that your physician or his or her agent give you the opportunity to call agencies like these before you undergo an abortion.” [AL Act 02-419]



Imagine a petite little girl running across a playground yelling, “Watch me, Mommy!”, as she heads for the swings. Her blue eyes light up and she smiles from ear to ear as she swings higher and higher. That’s my little girl! My husband and I adopted her when she was six weeks old and we all fell in love. Her laughter, energy and love for life have changed our world completely. When I hear her little voice say, “I love you, Mommy”, I am so grateful for her precious life! Every baby should have the chance to grow and laugh and play and be loved just like our sweet daughter. She has truly found her own special place in our hearts and in this world… [words of an adoptive mother]


Faith-Based Organizations
Agape of North Alabama Inc. 256-859-4481
Catholic Family Services          256-536-0073
Lifeline Children’s Services      800-875-5595
National Organization
National Council for Adoption 703-299-6633


American Pregnancy Helpline 800-672-2296
The Nurturing Network 800-TNN-4MOM


American Rights Coalition       800-634-2224
Legal Action for Women   888-9-WOMENS
Southeast Law Institute            205-408-8893


AL Lawyers for Unborn Children  205-870-1821
American Life League         
Abortion-Breast Cancer Info
After Abortion 
Human Life Int’l                
AL Physicians For Life

Learn the facts.
Abortion is forever…

© 2007 Alabama Physicians For Life, Inc.
2nd Printing  11/05

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