Oh my, it would appear that yet another mouthbreathing, anti-choice talking point has been thoroughly debunked by some bunch of smarty-pants, know-it-all doctors -- those bastards.
Via Bonnie Erbe, a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has shown that there is no scientific support to claims that “an abortion causes psychological distress, or a ‘post-abortion syndrome.’” The team reviewed 21 studies involving more than 150,000 women and found that there is “no significant differences in long-term mental health between women who choose to abort a pregnancy and others”:
The researchers reviewed all English-language, peer-reviewed publications between 1989 and 2008 that studied relationships between abortion and long-term mental health.
They analyzed those that included valid mental health measures and factored in pre-existing mental health status and potentially confusing factors.
“The best quality studies indicate no significant differences in long-term mental health between women in the United States who choose to terminate a pregnancy and those who do not,” they wrote.
Despite the lack of scientific support for the abortion-depression link, conservatives on the Supreme Court cited it when they ruled against late-term abortions, saying “it seems unexceptionable to conclude some women come to regret their choice to abort the infant life they once created and sustained.”
But never fear, kids -- it’s not like there’s any danger of SUZANNE and her bible-thumping, misogynistic compatriots letting a little something like actual facts get in the way.
And just in case some of our newer readers don’t believe me? Take a wander through Susie ALL-CAPS’ comment thread here for a perfect representation of the endless circle jerk masquerading as "facts" in her tiny little mind.
Fair warning -- serious drinking may be required in order to get teh stoopid out.