Week of 7.20.07
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Does abortion cause long-term emotional and psychological problems for women? This week NOW introduces viewers to a new front in the effort to end abortions in the United States: claims of extreme negative effects on a woman's mental health.
Video: Post-Abortion Politics
Once focusing primarily on the unborn child, anti-abortion advocates see new hope in an argument that focuses on the women who've made or are about to make a fateful decision. All sides of the debate have been listening and weighing in, including the Supreme Court.
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Show Links: Studies, Resources and Organizations
Canadian Medical Association Journal: "Psychiatric Admissions of Low-income Women Following Abortion and Childbirth"
Canadian Medical Association Journal: Editorial "Unwanted Results: The Ethics of Controversial Research"
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: "False and Misleading Health Information Provided by Federally Funded Pregnancy Resource Centers"[pdf]
Guttmacher Policy Review: "Abortion and Mental Health—Myths and Realities"
The Justice Foundation
National Abortion Rights Action League
The New York Times: Letter to the Editor by American Psychiatric Association's President-Elect Dr. Nada Stotland [pdf]
On the Issues: Supreme Court Justices' Abortion Views
The Post Abortion Review: "Their Deepest Wound," David C. Reardon's Views on Lorena Bobbitt's Abortion
U.S. Supreme Court: Opinion "Gonzales v. Carhart"
Texas Legislature: Senator Dan Patrick's "Ultrasound Requirement Bill" [pdf]
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