Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Study: Abortion Can Make You Crazy

Researchers in New Zealand who examined the medical history of more than 500 women concluded abortion “leads to significant distress in some” and that those reporting adverse reactions were up to 80% more likely to have mental health problems, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The University of Otago study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, found the risk of mental illness was “proportional to the degree of distress” associated with the abortion.

Prof David Fergusson, of the department of Psychological Medicine, and his team, studied data from women who had been interviewed six times between the ages of 15 and 30, each time being asked whether they had been pregnant and, if so, what the outcome of that pregnancy had been.

More than 85% of women reported a least one negative emotional reaction, including sorrow, sadness, guilt, regret, grief and disappointment. A similar number reported at least one positive reaction, including relief, happiness and satisfaction.

Earlier findings from the same study, with women as old as 25, found more than 40% of those who had an abortion suffered depression afterwards, nearly double the rate of those who had never been pregnant.

We know a crazy person who just happens to have had an abortion.

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