Sunday, March 16, 2008

Abortion and Mental Illness

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in England warns that abortions can cause mental illness, thus challenging the rational that abortions should be done to alleviate mental stress.

I doubt you will see these findings in the US, except on pro-life web pages.

The story begins:

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. . . .

1 comment:

The Daily Fuel said...

Thanks for posting a link to the article, Dr. Groothuis.

Note that you can find the short statement by The Royal College of Psychiatrists here.

The statement also says that "The specific issue of whether or not induced abortion has harmful effects on women’s mental health remains to be fully resolved" and makes the recommendation "that a full systematic review around abortion and mental health is required."

Impossible not to agree with the recommendation.