01.09.2011: BJOP study shows negative impact of abortion on mental health

1st September 2011

British Journal of Psychiatry Study cannot be ignored.

Royal College of PsychiatristsA study published today, in the British Journal of Psychiatry, has found that abortion increases the risk of mental health problems for women by 81%. The research also found that nearly 10% of the incidence of all women’s mental health problems is directly attributable to abortion. The meta-analysis research is based on 22 published studies, 36 effects, and brings together data on 877,181 participants, 163,831 of whom experienced an abortion. This makes it the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. Contrary to the claims of some, the study takes account of pre-existing mental health problems prior to the abortion.

Commenting on the results of the study, Pro Life Campaign spokesperson, Dr Ruth Cullen said:

These findings are extremely disturbing and completely undermine pro-choice claims that abortion alleviates mental health problems. In fact, the study further proves that the opposite is the case.

The findings cannot be ignored. They raise very serious issues for everyone regardless of which side they are on in the abortion debate. The best interests of women can only be served by an honest and dispassionate appraisal of the facts.

You can access the Study here

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