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Friday, August 08, 2008

'Silent No More' Women Urge American Psychological Association to Examine Latest Abortion/Depression Study


Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), the world's largest network of women and men harmed by abortion, said today that the American Psychological Association (APA) needs to consider the latest major study from Norway that clearly shows a link between abortion and subsequent mental health problems.


"Next week the APA may adopt a new report on the link between abortion and health problems such as depression," said Janet Morana, co-founder of SNMAC. "New research from Norway reconfirms what women across America already know all too well abortion doesn't end your problems, it creates new ones. The APA needs to ignore political pressure and report the truth about abortion's painful aftermath."


The Norwegian study, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, questioned 5,768 women between the ages of 15 and 27. It concluded that young adult women who undergo induced abortion may be at increased risk for subsequent depression.


"Abortion is not just a life terminating experience for the baby, its a life altering one for the mother," added Georgette Forney, another co-founder of SNMAC. "The APA cannot continue to ignore study after study and pretend that eliminating a child from your life is consequence-free. It will be interesting to see if a pro-abortion bias will continue to trump science and women's realities when the psychologists meet next week."


Contact: Janet Morana, Georgette Forney

Source: Silent No More Awareness Campaign

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