We can fight with the pro-abortion crowd over when life begins, and for the most part, we won't change their stubborn minds, and they will NEVER change our minds because we see abortion as murder. How do you compromise on the issue of murder? You don't.
But, there is another issue at stake in abortion. I don't mean to lessen the crime of what is done to the innocent unborn child; that is definitely not my intention. Yet, the damage to women from abortion is almost never discussed, and it should be.
Read from Mercatornet, via John McTernans Insights:
Abortion and mental health: science vs politics
"MercatorNet interviews the author of a major study with hotly-contested findings.
MercatorNet: In September you had a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry showing an association between induced abortion and mental health problems. What were your main findings and how significant is this study?
Priscilla Coleman: This review offers the largest estimate of mental health risks associated with abortion available in the world literature. The results revealed moderate to high increased risk of mental health problems after abortion. Consistent with evidence-based medicine, this information should be used by health care professionals.
These are the basic results and what should women know:
'Overall, women with an abortion history experience an 81% increased risk for mental health problems. The results showed that the level of increased risk associated with abortion varies from 34% to 230% depending on the nature of the outcome. Separate effects were calculated based on the type of mental health outcome with the results revealing the following: the increased risk for anxiety disorders was 34%; for depression it was 37%; for alcohol use/abuse it was 110%, for marijuana use/abuse it was 220%, and for suicide behaviors it was 155%.
When compared to unintended pregnancy delivered, women who terminated had a 55% increased risk of experiencing any mental health problem.
Finally, nearly 10% of the incidence of all mental health problems was shown to be directly attributable to abortion.'"