Pro-Abortion Study: Purports ‘the Stigma Around Abortion is More Dangerous to a Woman’s Mental Health than Abortion Itself’

Do Women ‘Regret’ Abortions? New Study Helps End Debate… Really? [Comment: Ironically, the APA (American Psychological Association) which states that “Most adult women who terminate a pregnancy do not experience mental health problems” (see Abortion and Mental Health, online at: http://alranz.org/documents/AbortionandmentalhealthAmericanPsychologistDec2009.pdf) does acknowledge the emotional trauma of miscarriage. See: “Miscarriage and loss: Losing a pregnancy can affect a woman — and her family — for years, research finds”, online at http://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/06/miscarriage.aspx. And the American Psychiatric Association which denies post-abortion trauma has a paper that states that “A miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion, is a psychologically challenging event” (See “Grief Following Miscarriage: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature”, online at http://www.apsfa.org/docs/Grief%20Following%20Miscarriage%20A%20Comprehensive %20Review%20of%20the%20Literature.pdf But we are supposed to believe that women (and men) find that losing a baby by miscarriage is emotionally traumatic but aborting that same baby is not emotionally traumatic? Really?? N. Valko RN] Do Women ‘Regret’ Abortions? New Study Helps End Debate “We find that the negative emotions experienced at the time of the abortion wane/decrease significantly over 3 years afterwards. Notably, relief remains the most common emotion.” (Photo: Getty Images) New research has found that more than 95 percent of women who have received an abortion have no regret about it, feeling that their decision was the right thing for them. Researchers found no difference in mental health outcomes between women who had first-trimester abortions and late-term abortions. Thirty-five states currently require some form of mandatory counseling for a woman before an abortion can be performed, seven of which require a woman be told of possible psychological responses to abortion, stressing negative emotional responses such as “postabortion traumatic...