FRC: New Mental Health Studies Dispel Myth That Abortion Is A ‘Non-Event’

January 13, 2009

Two new studies out this week add to the body of research evidence clearly showing again that abortion is associated with increased risk of adverse mental health effects. The two peer-reviewed papers were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Both had strong methodology and controls for confounding or alternate variables.

“The results of both studies add to the strong body evidence detailing the causal association between abortion and mental health disorders,” said Moira Gaul, Family Research Council’s Director of Women’s and Reproductive Health. “Additionally, these findings continue to reinforce important implications concerning informed consent in health care. Women in this country deserve quality health care which provides accurate information on the associated risks accompanying abortion,” added Gaul.
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FRC: New Mental Health Studies Dispel Myth That Abortion Is A ‘Non-Event’

December 28, 2008

Two new studies out this week add to the body of research evidence clearly showing again that abortion is associated with increased risk of adverse mental health effects. The two peer-reviewed papers were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry and the Journal of Psychiatric Research. Both had strong methodology and controls for confounding or alternate variables.

“The results of both studies add to the strong body evidence detailing the causal association between abortion and mental health disorders,” said Moira Gaul, Family Research Council’s Director of Women’s and Reproductive Health. “Additionally, these findings continue to reinforce important implications concerning informed consent in health care. Women in this country deserve quality health care which provides accurate information on the associated risks accompanying abortion,” added Gaul.
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