Women Hurting From Abortions Say APA Report Discounts Their Experiences
by Steven Ertelt
August 14, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A national organization for women who have had abortions and regret their decisions says a new report from the American Psychological Association discounts their experiences. They say millions of women know first-hand how abortion has devastating emotional and psychological consequences.
Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign told LifeNews.com they take issue with the APA report claiming abortion is "not a threat to women’s mental health."
"The American Psychological Association’s so-called study is nothing more than a conclusion supported by opinions screened to match that predetermined outcome," says Georgette Forney, a co-founder of the group.
Forney knows from personal experience about the negative effects of an abortion as she had one as a teenager. She has dealt with her own emotions and those of friends and family and says the APA should have put more stock in people like her.
"The APA ignored or downplayed large, peer-reviewed studies showing a clear link between abortion and subsequent problems such as depression," she said. "Professionalism and intellectual honesty are not concepts I would associate with this report."
Janet Morana, also a co-founder of the post-abortion group says the APA declined to meet with hundreds of women who asked to share their experiences.
"Over 600 post-abortive women asked to meet with the APA about their experiences with abortion and depression," she told LifeNews.com. "The APA brushed them off, just like it dismissed any scientific study that didn’t agree with its agenda."
For Morana, the APA isn’t operating like a body of researchers who dispassionately want to find the answers to serious questions like abortion’s aftereffects. Instead, she says it is acting like a pro-abortion political group doing the bidding of abortion businesses.
"It’s a classic case of the abortion lobby’s political and financial interests trumping the truth," she said.
Related web sites:
Silent No More Awareness Campaign – https://www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org
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