March 08, 2012

Journal Disavows Study Touted by Pro-Lifers

A leading psychiatry journal has distanced itself from a controversial study that it published in 2009, which suggested a link between abortion and mental illness, including such severe forms as post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks and drug addiction. In an unusual commentary, one of the Journal of Psychiatric Research's editors-in-chief and a co-author warned that the 2009 paper, which has been widely cited by legislators and advocates to argue that abortion raises a woman's risk of mental illness and to push for laws requiring providers to tell women that, in fact "does not support assertions that abortions led to psychopathology." Read more...

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