Suicide Rate Higher After Abortion (MN, 1986; Medi-Cal,1989; Elliot,1993)

A new Elliot Institute study has found women who have had abortions are more likely to commit suicide than those who have given birth. The study examined Medi-Cal records for 173,000+ low-income CA women who had abortions or gave birth in 1989.  Linking these records to death certificates, researchers found that women who had state-funded abortions were 2.6 times more likely to die of suicide than women who delivered their babies. The average annual suicide rate per 100,000 women was 3.0 for delivering women, compared to 7.8 for aborting women. The national average suicide rate for women between the ages of 15 – 44 is 5.2 per 100,000. These CA aborted women have a higher suicide rate than women in general, while giving birth reduced women’s suicide risk. [www.afterabortion.org; The Post-Abortion Review, Apr-Jun 2001; Family Resources Ctr News, Oct-Nov01] SUICIDE ATTEMPTS ASSOCIATED WITH INDUCED ABORTION – One of the best kept secrets in the abortion industry is the significant increase in suicide in the one year following the abortion.  According to a 1986 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota, a teenage girl is 10 times more likely to attempt suicide if she has had an abortion in the last six months than is a comparable teenage girl who has not had an abortion.   Below is a synopsis of the article: Teens are generally at a higher risk for both suicide and abortion.  In a survey of teenaged girls, researchers at U of MN found that the rate of attempted suicide in the six months prior to the study increased 10 fold-from 0.4% for girls who had not...