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Up to 10% of mental health problems among women may be affected by a history of abortion, according to a new review published in the British Journal of Psychiatry(read NRLC analysis).

The study was authored by post-abortion expert, Dr. Priscilla Coleman of Bowling Green State University, and finds women who have undergone abortion face almost double the risk of mental health problems as women who give birth.

Georgette Forney, co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign– the world’s largest network of women and men harmed by abortion– says that the report validates what most post-abortive women already know.

“This is not just another study. It’s historic, [combining] the results of 22 studies conducted over a 14-year period in six countries involving 877,181 women.”

The peer-reviewed study indicated abortion was linked with an overall 81% increase risk of mental health problems, including (more…)

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1973: Holcomb & rocker Tyler

In a chilling, and yet inspiring, article in Lifenews, Julia Holcomb tells of her tumultuous involvement with druggie rock star Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, from 1973-76, beginning when she was sixteen.  Details of her pregnancy and “Born Alive” abortion are a must-read.

Her conclusion was, “In spite of everything, I do not hate Steven Tyler, nor am I personally bitter…I know that I am also responsible for what happened that day.”

But then Holcomb adds, “Our nation’s young girls, especially those like me, who have experienced trauma and abuse, and are

vulnerable to exploitation should not be used as sexual playthings, scarred by abortions to free their male partners from financial responsibility, and then like their unborn children, tossed aside as an unwanted object.”

She closed with, “I pray that our nation will change its laws so (more…)

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Last week, Kansas legislators held a hearing on HB 2035, a bill that would be protective of minors being steered to abortion.

Unfortunately, on that day, a methodologically flawed Danish study funded by the pro-abortion Susan Buffet foundation was wrongly touted as proof that abortion causes no negative mental health risks.

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! (more…)

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The dominant long-term concerns of Kansas’ health division (KDHE) are smoking, flu and obesity.   Abortion is not viewed as a significant impediment to Kansas’ future growth and well-being.

The official 2009 state health statistics for Kansas that were just released, do include many tables showing race, age and county of women getting abortions, but no sense of the massive health crisis abortion presents in lost lives, damaged women and subsequent unhealthy children.

State data shows there were over 41,300 Kansans born last year, with a ratio of almost 9 Kansas births for every Kansas baby aborted.  That’s a good ratio, compared to many states.

However, the nearly 4,800 Kansas unborn children aborted in 2009 roughly equals the total resident student population attending Emporia State University.

Thus, every year, the number of aborted Kansas children could populate another whole state university!  Tragic–but apparently not worthy of targeted state health initiatives.

Viewing the state statistics as a weekly snapshot, each week (on average) 879 Kansas unborn children left their mothers’ wombs. (more…)

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Only a handful of doctors perform abortions in late pregnancy, so the media template goes.

A TIME Magazine Nov. 5 story about Warren Hern and a Washington Post Nov. 10 piece on LeRoy Carhart defined these men as two of the “very few willing to do late abortions.”

But that’s far from true, according to a riveting new analysis from our parent group, the National Right to Life Committee.

A 2008 study by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute reports that of 1,787 U.S. abortionists in 2005, 300 did abortions after 20 weeks LMP  and 140 of them after 24 weeks LMP. (LMP dates the pregnancy from the first day of the mother’s last menstrual period.)

“That more than 140 abortion providers are willing to kill unborn children who are capable of feeling the excruciating pain of abortion is a tragedy

– a tragedy that we can easily stop in the state legislatures,said Mary Spaulding Balch, NRLC director of state legislation.

While the phrase “late-term abortion” has no fixed legal (more…)

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I hope I live to see the day when our nation turns against abortion for ravaging our nation’s health with the same commitment it now has against cigarette smoking.

Tobacco companies and government colluded to introduce cigarettes to servicemen by including them in military rations.  From World War I through Vietnam, tens and perhaps hundreds of thousands of American boys & men, who may have never picked up a cigarette, suddenly had plenty of them free.

The practice even continued for 11 years after the surgeon general issued his famous warning in 1964.  Then, allegedly reacting to the financial costs of cigarette disease, particularly for smokers on the government health dole, the federal government launched an unprecedented assault on Big Tobacco.  Plaintiffs dying of cigarette diseases filed lawsuits, with some winning huge jury awards.

The parallel collusion between the government and the abortion industry is instructive. The captive population is not just the military, it’s the entire school system and the media-dominated culture, sealed by the U.S. Supreme Court declaration that an immoral procedure is a Constitutional right required by an enlightened society.

The evidence of the collusion is the information missing on the websites of the mainstream cancer industries. The National Cancer Institute egregiously ignores (more…)

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Will FTC & YellowPages outlaw pregnancy center ads?

The nationwide “war” on pro-life pregnancy assistance centers continues, spearheaded by the national abortion rights group, NARAL pro-choice America.  UPDATE July 27: women helped at these centers to visit Congress

NARAL president Nancy Keenan has announced she has sent 59,000 signatures to the main two Internet directories (YellowPages.com and SuperPages.com)  demanding they remove pregnancy center listings.

In an earlier email to supporters, Keenan had solicited the signatories, complaining about alleged internet fraud in that

pregnancy centers are “flooding the internet… to trick unsuspecting women…Their number one goal is to make women too guilty or scared to choose abortion by providing medical information that is inaccurate and manipulative.  We need a federal bill to put an end to [these]deceptive ads everywhere.”

Lifenews.com reports that Keenan is pushing the so-called Stop Deceptive Advertising for Women’s Services Act, filed by abortion supporters, New York Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney in the House, and New Jersey Democrat Sen. Robert  Menendez in the Senate.   Both versions would have the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fine pregnancy centers for supposedly engaging in false advertising.  UPDATES: Pregnancy centers rebut deception charges here. And here. (more…)

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Today’s politically correct tempest centers on whether the Susan G. Komen foundation should have permitted Kentucky Fried Chicken to be involved in their breast cancer fund-raising, with some claiming that the Colonel’s do-goodness is canceled out with his high-cholesterol and obesity-causing fried chicken.

So while liberals fuss that Komen is allowing itself to be used to improve KFC’s public image, they don’t fuss when Komen does it for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s top abortion business.

Figures show some Komen affiliates (not Kansas) have given Planned Parenthood $3 million between 2003 and 2008 and $805,000 in the 2008 fiscal year.  The money has been claimed as designated for breast exams, but whether or not it was used for that, the Komen relationship allows PP to

  • create a positive public image as a “trusted health care provider;”
  • gain access to another group of consumers who come for exams;
  • identify itself as pro-woman while hurting women’s health for profit.

Planned Parenthood’s mission is promoting and selling abortion and chemical contraception– the two most avoidable behaviors that raise women’s risk of breast cancer.

Komen’s website does not spell out this “Politically Incorrect” information, although the site (more…)

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At the national March for Life last weekend, perennial favorite speaker,  co-chairman of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus,  Chris Smith, slammed the federal abortion agenda and the scientific community’s conspiracy on abortion harms.

“Abortion hurts women, physically, psychologically, and the data strongly suggests that it even mal-affects children subsequently born to women who abort,” he continued, saying at least 102 studies have yielded such findings… and at least 113 studies show a dramatic association between abortion and preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies – 36 percent after one abortion, a staggering 93 percent after two.”

However, Kansas’ health department doesn’t believe (more…)

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Pregnancy info screwed again

In July,  the Kansas Woman’s Right to Know and See Act went into effect, designed to expand access to sonograms and to provide accurate online information about the protective health effects of delivery over abortion.

Under cover of that mandate, however, the Kansas Health Department (KDHE) took a bold and improper step that no doubt led to a Planned Parenthood champagne toast. 

KDHE removed a warning (albeit a weak one) about the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link that had been part of Kansas’ informed consent materials for 12 years.  The ABC link is

Instead of true information about the ABC link, the KDHE (more…)

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