Handicapping the APA abortion and mental health task force report

Last week, I reported the concerns of peace advocates, Consistent Life, about the upcoming American Psychological Association report regarding potential mental health consequences of abortion. In one of their letters to APA President Alan Kazdin, CL Executive Director, Bill Samuel, wrote:It is accordingly with great concern we note APA has not taken sufficient care with a highly volatile issue, that of abortion. APA has held a position of abortion as being a civil right for women since 1969, … [Read more...]

Anti-violence group expresses concerns over APA abortion task force

Just over a year ago, I reported on the creation by the American Psychological Association of a task force to study the mental health issues related to abortion.The task force is slated to report findings at the August, 2008 annual convention. I have obtained letters of concern regarding the timing and composition of the task from a group called Consistent Life. Their mission statement reads:We are committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today's world by war, … [Read more...]