Thursday, February 14, 2008

Study Finds Women Who Have Abortions Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress

Study Finds Women Who Have Abortions Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress

"A new study published in the journal BMC Psychiatry finds that women who have abortions typically experience high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder. The findings mirror other research reports showing women are more likely to suffer mental health issues following abortions compared with keeping the baby.

The study appeared in the July 2007 issue of the professional psychological publication but it only coming to light now.

The research involved 155 women from South Africa who had abortions and were evaluated one month and three months afterwards.

Approximately 20 percent of the women had post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms just one month later. The results led the authors to note that "high rates of PTSD characterize women who have undergone voluntary pregnancy termination.

Looking at the women three months after the abortion, the number of women experiencing the PTSD symptoms increased 61 percent."

Listen to the radio show I linked yesterday from Dennis Prager. There was a woman who called in to the NPR show, still suffering 32 years later. Instead of offering her counseling, they (the NPR host and guest) told her she had nothing to feel guilty about.

Abortionists do not care about women, only their bottom line.