In What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions, the New York Times writes about a study finding women who are denied abortions have no more emotional and mental health problems after the birth of the child than women who have abortions. The women also regularly bond with their child. The study finds, however, that the women and their [...]
Archive for the ‘Mental health’ Category
Here is a link to a recent statement from Dr. Priscilla Coleman on abortion and mental health. The statement addresses recent criticisms of her scholarly work on this topic. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/12/the-truth-abortion-prompts-womens-mental-health-problems/ Richard m.
The Eighth Circuit has agreed to rehear en banc a challenge to a South Dakota law restricting abortion. http://www.argusleader.com/article/20111206/NEWS/312060031/Abortion-issue-appeal-gets-January-hearing The focus of the rehearing relates to a provision of the “law that requires a doctor to tell a woman seeing an abortion that she would face a higher risk of suicide by going through with the [...]
Courtesy of the National Right to Life News, here is a story discussing a new journal article on the link between abortion and mental health. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2011/09/study-in-prestigious-journal-shows-abortion-harms-women%e2%80%99s-mental-health/#more-4996 Richard M.
I have blogged about the increasing legal enforcement of the Free Access to Clinic Entrance Act here. There will be an interesting presentation on the emotion impact of counselors outside abortion clinics on Oct. 23 in Washington DC at the North American Forum for Family Planning (Forum), the combined annual meeting of the Society of [...]
SSRN has a new article The Civic Underpinnings of Legal Change: Gay Rights, Abortion, and Gun Control. Written by Professor Palma Joy Strand (Creighton), her thesis is that legal change occurs when individuals seeking change share their stories of how the failure to change harms them. These stories facilitate the crafting of a group identity, [...]