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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:59 AM
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Abortion 'does not raise' mental health risk (BBC)
By Jane Dreaper
Health correspondent, BBC News

Abortion does not raise the risk of a woman suffering mental health problems, a major review by experts concludes.

Data from 44 studies showed women with an unwanted pregnancy have a higher incidence of mental health problems in general.

This is not affected by whether or not they have an abortion or give birth.

But anti-abortion campaigners said the review sought to "minimise" the psychological effect of terminating a pregnancy.

Experts from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) used the same research methods they use to assess evidence on other mental health issues for NICE.
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more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-16094906




So let's see ... the condition of unwanted pregnancy is the source of the problem, while the response to it is not ? Since we care so much about the well-being of women, obviously then, we should take whatever steps are necessary to prevent unwanted pregnancies, including such self-evident measures as thoroughly educating women about the true risks of unprotected sex, and making available all safe methods of birth control.

Republicans have tried to present themselves as being opposed to abortion because they are concerned about the mental health of the mother. Now that we know the real facts re. mental health and unwanted pregnancies, Republicans should resolve to line up squarely behind policies that make sex education and reliable birth control as freely accessible as possible.

We await the announcement of the GOP's sincere recommitment to women's mental health.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:08 PM
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1. k&r. there are so many reasons women get abortions
Some easy decisions, some more difficult. Some are in healthy life situations, some not. So many many reasons.

Thank you for posting this. Being able to control our reproduction has freed a lot of women to be more of what they can and want to be.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:32 PM
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2. My mother maintained having children makes you crazy.
Or maybe it was just me . . . .

:hi:
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:45 PM
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3. Terrorists screaming at you as you enter a clinic
raises mental health risk.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 05:29 PM
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4. Well, of COURSE it doesn't.
These forced-birther phonies just want to pimp their "trauma services" and their religion. They remind me of the horrid vultures who did all that False Memory Syndrome garbage - they tell women how they are "supposed" to feel, and if they're vulnerable, they'll allow this garbage to be imprinted on them.

I'm sure that the vast majority of pregnancy termination patients feel, first and most importantly, RELIEF.

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johnb72341js Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-24-11 02:19 AM
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5. indeed
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