Thanks for posting that!
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Great article! From personal experience, I can say that I was FAR more depressed after having my daughter than after having an abortion. It's nice to finally see some recognized evidence that (surprise!) women actually are able to choose what is best for their specific situation.
Thanks for sharing. :-)
The study says refers to adult women.
Do you know if there was a similar study done with regard to young women/girls?
<Do you really think that there would be that much variation in data if teenagers between 13 and 17 were included?>Yes.
Why do you suppose that they did not do a comprehensive study and include all age groups?
"Why do you suppose that they did not do a comprehensive study and include all age groups?"
For various reasons... 1.) There may not be that many females between those ages having elective abortions. 2.) These females are not old enough to know how they will end up being mentally affected. Teenagers' emotions are very volatile to begin with, so while they may feel one way one day, it's likely that they will not have any long term emotional effects from the abortion. 3.) It's also quite possible that the study was simply meant to address adult women.
LOL someone doesn't watch Maury! I can't even recall how many 11-12 yr olds he's had on his show for paternity tests. So, as long as girls in the age group ARE having babies they should be included.
LOL. You're right, I don't watch Maury. I work M-F until 5pm. I also tend to think independently and get my material from studies and reliable medical journals, not trashy talk shows.
Why should these girls be included in the study if they aren't part of the group the study is focusing on? The study wanted to provide evidence of the effect one elective abortion had on adult women. Why should girls who aren't even teenagers be included in this study simply because you think they should? That would be like doing a study on what food adult dogs prefer and then not trusting the results because they didnt include puppies. (poor example, I know, but it's early :-P )