Hijacking Healing: Pro abortion response to post abortion stress

Ring Cassidy, E.  2003.  Life and Learning.

Mental Health after Abortion - 2008 Articles

From New Zealand:

Fergusson DM, Horwood JL, Broden JM. 2008.  Abortion and mental health disorders: Evidence from a 30 year longitudinal study.  The British Journal of Psychiatry 193: 444-451.

From the United States:

Coleman PK, Coyle CT, Shuping M, Rue VM. 2008.  Induced abortion and anxiety, mood and substance abuse disorders:  Isolating the effects of abortion in the national comorbidity surveyJournal of Psychiatric Research. Accepted 21 October 2008.

Charles VE, Polis CB, Sridhara SK, Blum RW. 2008.  Abortion and long term mental health outcomes:  a systematic review of the evidence.  Contraception.  78:  436-450.

From Australia:

Dingle K, Alati R, Clavarino A, Najman JM, Williams GM. 2008. Pregnancy loss and psychiatric disorders in young women:  an Australian birth cohort study.  The British Journal of Psychiatry.  193: 455-460.

From Great Britian:

Casey P, Oates M, Jones I, Cantwell R. 2008.  Invited commentaries on abortion and mental health disordersThe British Journal of Psychiatry.  193: 452-454.

Reports and Positions:

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' Position statement on Women's Mental Health in Relation to Induced Abortion.  2008.  Go to statement.

Report of the APA (American Psychological Association) Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion.  2008.  Go to report.

Does Abortion Affect Women’s Mental Health?

Researchers at the deVeber Institute have consistently found a link between mental health and abortion[1]. Women who have had an induced abortion are at a greater risk for suicide, major depression, anxiety disorder, suicidal ideation, alcohol dependence, illicit drug dependence, and mean number of mental health problems[2].

A study by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario revealed that women who had abortions had a 5 times increase in hospitalizations for psychiatric problems than a control population[3].

We have found that induced abortion does affect women’s mental health.