Education Report

Abortion Increases Suicide Rates


            As a counselor I have worked with a number of women suffering from post abortion stress years after the event took place. What some people want to dismiss as either a non existent problem, or a problem that is not very significant or prevalent, I know first hand to be both real and far spread. A recent report from the National Institute of Health was picked up on by Steven Ertelt and publicized that everyone needs to know about. The report finds that girls and young women are likely to not only think about suicide, but they are also likely to go through with it after abortions. We are talking about a group which includes the girls some judges and special interest groups work actively to keep parents from having knowledge of what is going on in their children’s lives when it comes to abortions.

            Suicide is now the third leading cause of death among America’s young people. For teen girls and young women the suicide rate has tripled at the same time it has decreased among American in general. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that something is going on in our young people’s lives that is not so significant among other age groups. Half of all women having abortions are under 25, and 20% of those having abortions are teenagers. Women who have had abortions are seven times more likely to commit suicide than women who have given birth. These are facts that speak for themselves.

            Dr. David Reardon, director of the Elliot Institute, said that one in six of all abortions are performed as a result of the coercion of pregnant women. Eighty percent of women say they would have had the child if they had support for having the child. The world wants to decrease the potential for that support by eliminating a parents right to know. Is this devilish support for death or what?


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