While most of us know this to be true, it is nice to see some secular sources finally acknowledging that abortion is not always in the best interests of women.
Women may be at risk of mental health breakdowns if they have abortions, a medical royal college has warned. The Royal College of Psychiatrists says women should not be allowed to have an abortion until they are counselled on the possible risk to their mental health.
This overturns the consensus that has stood for decades that the risk to mental health of continuing with an unwanted pregnancy outweighs the risks of living with the possible regrets of having an abortion.
Of course women are depressed when they have an abortion. Why? Because the interest of mother and baby are always intertwined–contrary to the professions of the pro-choice movement. It’s just the way God made us!
In my senior thesis at Princeton I focused on the negative psychological impact of abortion on women, highlighting the high rates of depression and “post-abortion” syndrome after the abortion procedure. It was difficult to find mainstream sources acknowledging this link, so this article in the London Times is a pioneer of sorts.
The article also touches upon the very important issue of informed consent.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists recommends updating abortion information leaflets to include details of the risks of depression. “Consent cannot be informed without the provision of adequate and appropriate information,” it says.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Concern for womens health demands that women are informed of the increase risk of depression after abortion. It also demands that women are informed of other risks–like breast cancer. But in the US, these studies are either not performed, or performed and not published because it isn’t politically correct to claim that abortion causes any problems for women. After all, abortion was legalized to promote woman’s rights and if it isn’t good for women, why should it be legal?