Drug risk after pregnancy loss – abortion or miscarriage

Herald Sun (Aust) December 22, 2008 YOUNG women who have had an abortion or miscarriage are significantly more likely to use illegal drugs and have a history of alcohol dependence, a study has found. University of Queensland researchers surveyed more than 1200 women born between 1981 and 1984 about their pregnancies and substance abuse histories at age 21. They found 280 … Read More

Cooling-off period urged for abortions

The Australian September 15, 2007 WOMEN seeking abortions should undergo a compulsory cooling-off period before proceeding, according to 74 per cent of respondents to a new survey. And more than half thought doctors should show the stage of fetal development to patients using models, pictures or ultrasound before a decision is made. The findings come from privately funded studies conducted from … Read More

Teens Cope With Unwanted Pregnancies Better Than Abortions, Study Shows

LifeNews.com 11 Aug 06 A new study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence refutes a long-standing contention that teenagers are better able to handle an abortion than dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. The study finds that adolescent girls who have an abortion are five times more likely to seek help for psychological and emotional problems than those who … Read More

Prochoice Amnesty means no choice for members

Eurekastreet.com.au 17-May-2007 Amnesty International’s board has just called for abortion to be decriminalised globally. The human rights organisation has thus abandoned its long-held ‘neutral’ policy that states: “Amnesty International takes no position on whether or not women have a right to choose to terminate unwanted pregnancies; there is no generally accepted right to abortion in international human rights law.”Amnesty branches … Read More

Amillia shows 24 weeks is too late to abort

UK Sunday Telegraph 25 Feb 07 Pressure was growing yesterday to shorten the 24-week limit on abortions. Medical experts and Church leaders say that the law is outdated and claim that medical advances would ensure the survival of as many as 2,000 foetuses aborted each year in Britain.Pictures published last week of baby Amillia Taylor, believed to be the world’s … Read More

Worst Violence is Abortion – Jim Hopkins

NZ Herald 23 Feb 07 ….. But the presence of Sue Bradford’s bill requires it to be challenged. Because it is utterly inconsistent to assert that the decision to do a violent thing before a baby is born is a matter of personal choice, but the decision to do a less violent thing after a baby is born is something … Read More

Study: Consent Laws Reduce Teen Sex

AFA Journal 17 Nov 06 (AgapePress) – According to a new study, abortion notification and consent laws actually reduce risky sexual behavior among teenagers. The finding is the result of data collected from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and examined by Jonathan Klick, Florida State University College of Law professor, and Thomas Stratmann, economics professor at George … Read More

Study shows abortion triples risk of depression

Evening Standard UK 27 Oct 06 Women who have abortions are three times as likely to suffer depression and other mental illness, it emerged yesterday. Senior doctors claim new evidence shows a clear link between abortion and mental health problems in women who previously had no history of such illness. They believe the risks are being ‘played down’ so women … Read More

UK Abortion Rate Rises Despite Wide Access to Morning-After Pill

Focus on the Family’s Citizenlink.com 30 Sept 2006 Plan B is not the answer. Abortion advocates have long claimed that full access to the so-called morning-after pill would reduce the number of abortions. But a report from Britain finds that abortions there are up despite ready access to the controversial pill.The morning-after pill became widely available in the United Kingdom … Read More

Abortion Researcher Confounded by Study

NZ Herald 5 Jan 2006 Researchers found that at age 25, 42 per cent of women in the study group who had had an abortion also experienced major depression at some stage during the past four years. This was nearly double the rate of those who had never been pregnant and 35 per cent higher than those who had chosen … Read More