New Study Shows 85% of Women Say Abortions Cause Mental Health Issues

Bioethics, Mental Health, Woman's Health is reporting on a new study from researchers at a university in New Zealand which found that 85 percent of women who had abortions report negative mental health issues as a result. The report is the latest from professor David Fergusson and his team showing abortions cause problems for women. According to the LifeNews report, the University of Otago team examined the medical history of over 500 women and concluded having an abortion generally “leads to significant distress" in women who have them. It noted women reporting adverse reactions to their abortions were up to 80 percent more likely to have mental health problems and risk of mental illness was “proportional to the degree of distress” associated with the abortion. The study, which appears in the latest issue of…
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More Than 90% of Women Carrying a Child With Down Syndrome Choose Abortion, but Parents Raising These Wonderful Kids Say They’re a ‘Gift’

Bioethics, Children's Health, Parenting
In a past blog, I told you, "'Safer' prenatal Down’s syndrome test” will likely result in more deaths among unborn children." I said then, "This whole prospect chills me – as I believe it’s going to lead to the unwarranted murder of many of these wonderful children – uncounted legions of precious children, like Trig Palin (Sarah Palin's son), who will never have the chance to be held or hugged by their moms and dads – but who will, I believe, be nestled in the arms of their Creator. Unfortunately, my prediction appears to be coming true. “Safer prenatal Down’s syndrome test” will likely result in more deaths among unborn children (more…)
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Spare the Rod? Is Spanking a Child Harmful or Helpful? – Part 9 – Is spanking an ineffective solution to misbehavior?

Children's Health, Mental Health, Parenting
Opposition to parents spanking their children has been growing significantly in elite circles over the past few years. And, my blogs on spanking are among the most read of those I publish. Therefore, I’ve decided to, with the help of the research of my friends Den Trumbull, MD, S. DuBose Ravenel, MD, to look a the arguments used against spanking, to see if they hold any water. This is the ninth of a 12 part series. Argument #8: Spanking is an ineffective solution to misbehavior. Counterpoint: Though the specific use of appropriate spanking has rarely been studied, there is evidence of its short-term and long-term effectiveness. When combined with reasoning, the use of negative consequences (including spanking) does effectively decrease the frequency of misbehavior recurrences with preschool children.[9] In clinical field trials…
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