More Research Shows Grave Risk to Abortion
Earlier this month we learned of a new study tracking the after-shocks of abortion on women. The research was conducted by a pro-abortion professor in New Zealand. His research followed the health histories of 1,265 children from their births in the 1970s.
He found that women who had abortions were twice as likely as those who had never been pregnant to suffer major depression as a result. In addition, the risk of various anxiety disorders increased by a similar rate.
Professor David Fergusson said that his study, just published in the Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, is “strongly suggestive of a link between abortion and developing mental illness.”
He went on to say that his research raises significant questions about the health risks of abortion – a major component of its justification. The question needs to be studied anew: “Does abortion increase psychological distress or alleviate it?”
His research found that women who had at least one abortion were twice as likely to abuse alcohol and three times as likely to be dependent on illicit drugs over those who had no abortion history. This is, of course, not the first time that research has uncovered such devastation.
Along the way, Professor Fergusson gained an education in the realpolitik of abortion: He expressed frustration in one media interview with the fact that four medical journals refused to published his results. He persisted because he correctly believes that it would be morally and scientifically irresponsible to not publish the results simply because they are controversial.
Fergusson is quoted as saying that, “abortions are the most common medical procedure young women face. By the age of 25, one in seven have had an abortion. The research into the costs and benefits have been very weak. It verges on the scandalous that a surgical procedure so common has been so poorly researched and evaluated.”
So when will our legislators and courts force the Abortion Industry to come clean with women? Not until you and I demand such basic decency.