Monday, 13 July 2015

This Should End the Debate. . . Aw, Fuck, Who Are We Trying to Kid?

The thing about the repro rights beat is that nothing is ever settled.

Well, it is, but the fetus freaks don't accept facts, evidence, studies, and so on and just keep stomping their feet and SHRIEEEEKING.

It's been said many times: post-abortion syndrome is a myth, a myth whose origin is possible to date even (it was coined by Vincent Rue in 1981).

And apparently I'm not the only one getting tired of covering this stuff. A headline at ThinkProgress today is "This Study Should End The Debate About Whether Women Regret Having Abortions."

Here's the link.
According to a new study that tracked hundreds of women who had abortions, more than 95 percent of participants reported that ending a pregnancy was the right decision for them. Feelings of relief outweighed any negative emotions, even three years after the procedure.

Researchers examined both women who had first-trimester abortions and women who had procedures after that point (which are often characterized as “late-term abortions”). When it came to women’s emotions following the abortion, or their opinions about whether or not it was the right choice, they didn’t find any meaningful difference between the two groups.
Seems pretty clear. Ninety-five percent of women were satisfied they did the right thing.

Of course, women and the circumstances in which they find themselves needing abortion vary widely and the study noted the variances.

Gee, look what they found.
External factors can influence the emotions that women experience after an abortion, according to the ANSIRH researchers. They found that women who ended a pregnancy that was planned — which typically occurs after they discover serious fetal health defects — reported more negative emotions, as did women who perceived more abortion stigma in their community. Women with more social support, meanwhile, reported fewer negative emotions.
The study was led by ANSIRH.

Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health—ANSIRH—works to ensure that reproductive health care and policy are grounded in evidence. ANSIRH’s multi-disciplinary team includes clinicians, researchers and scholars in the fields of sociology, demography, anthropology, medicine, nursing, public health, and law.

ANSIRH is the mover behind the huge Turnaway study, following up on women who could not get abortions.

ThinkProgress tweeted a link to today's story and look at the response.

Demonstrating rather well, don't you think, the anti-choice/prolife attitude to facts, evidence, and science?


Past DJ! posts on post-abortion syndrome.

Link to the abstract of the study for them's as like to see for themselves. No, not you, prolifers.

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