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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:41 PM
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Overturning Roe v. Wade would spark a huge mental health crisis


By steve2470

A few words about mental health consequences of overturning Roe v. Wade.

Jul 20, 2005 -- 11:49:21 AM EST

I believe, as a mental health professional, that overturning Roe v. Wade would spark a huge mental health crisis in this country. Why ? Let me list the reasons: 1- Unplanned pregnancies would cause even more angst about getting an abortion, which would be illegal and would have to obtained either outside the USA, "with a coathanger", or in a far-away jurisdiction that kept it legal; 2- Obtaining a "coat hanger abortion" would cause medical problems for some women, thus sparking mental health problems; 3- There would be MORE guilt and anguish with women who obtain abortions, since it is now illegal (read "sinful"); and 4- Raising kids who are truly unwanted would cause women to become depressed, angry, resentful and sink even deeper into poverty. I could probably think of a few more, but you get the picture. So, perhaps the giant pharmas would like illegal abortions, so they can sell more antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. Hate to be cynical but increasing business makes upper management smile. Have a better day, pro-choice voters.
Steve

http://www.tpmcafe.com/story/2005/7/20/114921/197
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jeanarrett Donating Member (813 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 03:52 PM
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1. Makes sense to me.
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