Friday, December 05, 2008

The Next Ballyhooed "Study"

Don't worry. You'll hear about this soon, probably from the usual bleaters in the MSM.



Dr. Robert Blum has placed his rubber-stamp of approval on a new study concluding that women who procure abortions do not have significant psychological after-effects. The study was done by scholars at Johns Hopkins University...



"Johns Hopkins." "Dr." "Scholars."



My, my. It's impressive, eh?



Well, yes, until you read the rest of the story.



...in a program that is subsidized by Planned Parenthood of Maryland. Dr. Blum himself is the former chairman of the board of the Guttmacher Institute, a Planned Parenthood spin-off; he has served as an expert witness for abortionists challenging parental-consent laws.



No conflict of interest there.



HT: OfftheRecord

2 comments:

Al said...

What gets me is that what they considered the only quality studies were those that proved no link. & only those with what they defined as flawed were allthe ones that found a link.

steve ertelt said...

The review failed to include three new studies all showing abortion leads to significant mental health problems for women.

Last week, Dr. Priscilla Coleman, a professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, and her colleagues published a study in the Journal of Psychiatric Research showing the link exists. http://www.lifenews.com/nat4617.html


The research team found induced abortions result in increased risks for a myriad of mental health problems ranging from anxiety to depression to substance abuse disorders.

The number of cases of mental health issues rose by as much as 17 percent in women having abortions compared to those who didn't have one and the risks of each particular mental health problem rose as much as 145% for post-abortive women.

For 12 out of 15 of the mental health outcomes examined, a decision to have an abortion resulted in an elevated risk for women.

"What is most notable in this study is that abortion contributed significant independent effects to numerous mental health problems above and beyond a variety of other traumatizing and stressful life experiences," they concluded.

Earlier this week, researchers at Otago University in New Zealand reported their findings in the British Journal of Psychiatry and found that women who have abortions have an increased risk of developing mental health problems. http://www.lifenews.com/int1008.html


The study found that women who had abortions had rates of mental health problems about 30% higher than other women. The conditions most associated with abortion included anxiety disorders and substance abuse disorders.

Abortions increased the risk of severe depression and anxiety by one-third and as many as 5.5 percent of all mental health disorders seen in New Zealand result from women having abortions.

A third study, from a team at the University of Queensland and published in the December issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, found women who have an abortion are three times more likely to experience a drug or alcohol problem during their lifetime. http://www.lifenews.com/int1012.html

The study showed that women who had experienced an abortion were at increased risk of illicit drug and alcohol use compared with women who had never been pregnant or who gave birth.