Last week, Kansas legislators held a hearing on HB 2035, a bill that would be protective of minors being steered to abortion.
Thousands of women (and men) who come to post-abortion healing ministries each year have attested that abortion-caused emotional problems take years to develop. Yet this study
only counted abortion as problematic if women
sought professional help within one year and did not
assess women for depression, suicidal thoughts or
substance abuse (self-medication).
Pro-choice New Zealand researchers in 2006 began with the same stated assumption of this Danish study— that only women with pre-existing mental health issues suffer post-abortion distress– but they were disproved by their own findings!
Their unrebutted, landmark research involved a group of 1,265 children –studied from birth to age 25– and found that 42% of the aborted young women had major depression within four years, not attributable to prior mental conditions.
Those women also suffered twice the peer rate of anxiety disorders and binge drinking, and three times the rate of drug addiction.
Over the last two decades, hundreds of studies documenting abortion as a significant mental health risk factor have been published in premier psychology and medical peer-reviewed journals. (Citations of 31 recent studies are here.)
Yet, our National Institute of Health(NIH) has not conducted any research in this area. Abortion risks have become a political football, but parents need to know of the psychological and physical harms from abortion.
Secret abortions on minors are no service to anyone—except abortion profiteers.