Post-Abortion Women’s Group Says JHU Study Ignores Their Abortion Pain

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 5, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Post-Abortion Women’s Group Says JHU Study Ignores Their Abortion Pain

by Steven Ertelt Editor
December 5
, 2008

Washington, DC ( — A new study from pro-abortion researchers at Johns Hopkins University may have ignored the link between abortion and depression but women who have been victimized by abortion say they know the pain they feel.

Leaders of Silent No More say nothing can dismiss the heartache they and millions of other women have from past abortions.

Georgette Forney, one of the co-founders of the group, had an abortion early in life and has been living with the guilt and regret ever since.

“As I and thousands of Silent No More women can testify, the ones playing politics with women’s lives are those who ignore the clear evidence of abortion’s impact on women in order to advance their own pro-abortion agenda," she told

Forney points to other research from scientists across the world that underscores what she already knows — abortion hurts women and presents them with a host of medical and mental health problems afterwards.

“Three recent studies, from America, Australia, and New Zealand, documenting abortion’s increased risk of subsequent mental and emotional disorders were conveniently ignored by the Johns Hopkins study,” she explained.

Janet Morana, another co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, pointed to revelations that the JHU study authors are abortion advocates as another reason to dismiss it.

“The Johns Hopkins University report’s allegation that studies proving the reality of post-abortion depression are politically motivated has to be the new definition of chutzpah,” she told

“The Johns Hopkins study was led by a man, Dr. Robert Blum, who once chaired the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood’s research arm, the Alan Guttmacher Institute, and who has been used as an expert witness by the Center for Reproductive Rights," she explained. "I wouldn’t exactly call this a report done by a disinterested, objective observer.”

Actress Caron Strong, a leader with another post-abortion group called Operation Outcry, has also spoken out on her abortion pain.

She knows first-hand the horror of abortion. She’s been through it more than once, and she doesn’t want women to needlessly suffer like she has.

“We are women who know first hand the remorse, guilt, pain and shame of abortion," she says. “We are women who have attempted suicides, lived out lies and buried our nails into our carpets trying not to wake the neighbors with our grief-stricken cries."

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