Study: No long term Mental Health Risk

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Study: No long term Mental Health Risk
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Registered: 11-07-2003
Mon, 12-22-2008 - 11:14am

I'd like to know just how "scientific" this study was. By stating that there were no "long term mental health issues" do they mean that an abortion didn't make them schizophrenic

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Mon, 12-22-2008 - 11:52am

"I know several women who have had abortions and do regret it - I help get them over their feelings of overwhelming guilt because they realized too late how incredibly selfish they had been."

That's nice. I know several who have no qualms about their abortions because they were the best thing for their situations...myself, included.

"When do we start taking responsibility for our own sexual health?"

Abortion is one way to take responsibility.

And to the rest of your hyperbole-ridden post...*YAWN*

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Mon, 12-22-2008 - 12:04pm

>>I know several women who have had abortions and do regret it -<<

Was the abortion what they REALLY wanted? I know several people who regretted their tattoo but their making a stupid choice is no grounds to stop me from making the choice when it is the right one for me

>> know two women who claim they don't, however, one is an alcoholic and the other just had her third child with a third different father. So she has now had seven pregnancies, three resulted in live births and four in abortions. Does that sound sane? But she wouldn't qualify in th certifiable category, she just doesn't like to use condoms and claims she can't afford birth control. <<

and I know alcoholics and women with multiple baby daddies who never had an abortion. Correlation does not equal causation.

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Tue, 12-23-2008 - 2:01am

"I know several women who have had abortions and do regret it"


I'm sure there are women out there who do regret their abortions, just as there are those who don't. However, I'm sure that there's also women out there who regret giving birth, also like there are those that don't...


"I help get them over their feelings of overwhelming guilt because they realized too late how incredibly selfish they had been."


Ouch! That kind of smacks of "Come here and give me a hug while I tell you how much you suck!" or "I'm going to beat you over and over with this stick, all while I tell you how much I love you." I mean, seriously... How is that working out for you?


"I know two women who claim they don't, however, one is an alcoholic"


Okay... And?


"and the other just had her third child with a third different father"


.... *blink* .... *blink blink*... Okay.... *blink* and your point is?


"So she has now had seven pregnancies, three resulted in live births and four in abortions."


Would you feel better about HER situation (which, frankly, really isn't any of your business... but, I digress) if she had seven pregnancies, with three resulting in live births,


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Tue, 12-23-2008 - 10:05am

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Wed, 12-31-2008 - 2:46am

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~I'd like to know just how "scientific" this study was.~


Actually, it was 21 studies, reviewed by Johns Hopkins University.

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Registered: 11-09-2008
Wed, 12-31-2008 - 8:01am

You read my mind! Well said.

 
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Registered: 11-09-2008
Wed, 12-31-2008 - 8:05am

<<< I don't feel qualified to determine whether a person sounds sane or not based on one 2nd hand account of only ONE portion of their life, delivered by an annonymous person on a message board, about another annonymous person who- more than likely- isn't ON the message board. Does it sound sane to seek confirmation of someone else's mental health status from a bunch of strangers? >>>


Isn't that exactly what you're doing if you're reading that "scientic" study? Heck, I bet you

 
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Registered: 11-09-2008
Wed, 12-31-2008 - 8:08am

<<< OH! You must be talking about that popular Pro-Life Urban Legend lady! You know, the one that's had multiple abortions, and will flat out tell people the business of what goes on behind the closed doors of her home (or the homes or others... Or, heck... Even the walk-in cooler of her local "dive" bar), and volunteers the fact "I hate condoms! And, I can't afford birth control!" This is starting to make sense... >>>


Did you mean to say "Pro-Choice Urban Legend Lady"? Pro-choicers are the notoriously unconservative, loud-mouthed, uneducated,

 
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Registered: 11-09-2008
Wed, 12-31-2008 - 8:10am

<<relish the idea, having an abortion is taking responsibility.>>>


...For the death of another human being. Um, yeah, not talking about that kind of responsibility.



 

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