Abortion found to nearly double mental health risks

From EWTN, a look at research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry this past fall:

New research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry shows that abortion nearly doubles a woman’s risk of experiencing mental health problems, often leading to substance abuse and suicidal behavior.

“Women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81 percent increased risk of mental health problems,” Bowling Green State University Professor Priscilla Coleman states in a summary of her new literature review, published in the journal’s September 2011 issue.

“There are in fact some real risks associated with abortion that should be shared with women as they are counseled prior to an abortion decision.”

Coleman’s findings showed that risks of anxiety and depression both rose by over a third after an abortion, while the rates of suicidal behaviors and drug use more than doubled….

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