Thursday, June 24, 2010

Abortion Regret

I saw this Youtube recently and thought it was interesting. Chilli, from the hip/hop band TLC, talks about her abortion experience. check it out

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Reduction in Abortion Rate

The latest Irish abortion figures released today by the British Department of Health show another reduction in the number of Irish women travelling to Britain for abortion.

In 2009, 4,422 Irish women travelled to Britain for abortions, down from 4,600 for the previous year. It is the eighth consecutive year that Irish abortions have declined after more than a decade of upward trends.

To read comments made by Dr Ruth Cullen of the Pro Life Campaign click here

Friday, May 14, 2010

Finnish Study: Abortion Increases Risk of Suicide

What makes this Finnish study interesting and reliable is the fact that it is a record-based study and since Finland has socialized medical care the records used in the study are very accurate and complete. In an effort to evaluate the accuracy of maternal death reports, the researchers pulled the death certificate records for all the women of reproductive age (15-49) who died between1987 and 2000 - a total of 15823 women. They then culled through the national health care database to identify any pregnancy-related events for each of these women in the 12 months prior to their deaths. The study has shown that the risk of dying within a year after an abortion is several times higher than the risk of dying after miscarriage or childbirth. Using a subset of the same data, researchers reported that the risk of death from suicide within the year of an abortion was more than seven times higher than the risk of suicide within a year of childbirth.
To read the full study, follow the link: Pregnancy-associated mortality after birth, spontaneous abortion or induced abortion in Finland, 1987-2000

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Excellent Medical Care Not Abortion Protects Women's Lives

Some abortion advocates would have us believe that abortion is a positive option for some women in order to protect their health. However these claims only serve to create false and unnecessary fears about women’s health. They have ignored the very fact that Ireland without abortion is the safest country in the world in which to be pregnant. Here are a few articles on women’s health and abortion that I found interesting:

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hurt By Abortion: Abortion Affects Mental Health Shows Fergusson Study

A group of researchers led by Professor David M. Fergusson who is the director of the longitudinal Christchurch Health and Development Study have been following the health, education and life progress of a group of 1,265 children in the Christchurch region since their births in mid-1977.

This 25-year study found that young women who have abortions subsequently experience elevated rates of suicidal behaviours, depression, substance abuse, anxiety, and other mental health problems. The higher rate of subsequent mental health problems could not be explained by any pre-pregnancy differences in mental health, which had been regularly evaluated over the course of the 25-year study

this links describes in short the results of the study:

and here is the link to the full article by Fergussion in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Selfless Pro-Life Choice: Adoption as an Abortion Alternative

Adoption is truly a win/win/win situation. With adoption, the child "wins" because he or she is not only given the chance to live, but to live in a home with loving parents who can provide for his or her needs. Adoption is also a win for those couples who choose to adopt because they have the benefit of a precious new life to nurture.
Finally, adoption is a win for the birth mother because she benefits from knowing that she has made the mature and beautiful choice of giving life to a child, providing for that child by finding a safe and happy home, and selflessly sharing that new life with others. When adoptions are done right they are occasions for joy all around.......................Sadly , we do not spend enough time celebrating women who make such a mature and strong choice in favor of life.

This is just an an extract - read the full article at