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  • history of abort
  • Reardon, D., P. Coleman, J. Cougle (2004) Substance use associated with prior history of abortion and unintended birth: a national cross sectional cohort study. (hopeafterabortion.com)
  • p11) Since these and other risk factors may also predispose some women to more negative reactions following a birth, the Task Force concluded that the higher rates of mental illness observed among women with a prior history of abortion are more likely to be caused by these other factors than by abortion itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • link between abortion
  • Yet the National Cancer Institute, and other establishment voices such as the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine stoutly continue to deny that there is any link between abortion and breast cancer. (actionlife.org)
  • Research in this area is in its early stages, but a few studies from the past decade point to a link between abortion and subsequent cancers of the reproductive system, as well as colorectal cancer. (actionlife.org)
  • Despite the weight of medical opinion that first-time abortions in the first trimester (which constitute the majority of abortions) do not increase the risk of mental health issues, some anti-abortion advocacy groups have continued to allege a link between abortion and mental-health problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • eugenics
  • In the Organic Law 9/1985, adopted on 5 July 1985, induced abortion was legalized in three cases: serious risk to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman (supposedly therapeutic), rape (supposedly criminology), and malformations or defects, physical or mental, in the fetus (supposedly eugenics). (wikipedia.org)
  • In these books, Kass saw examples of "how the scientific project to master nature could, if we are not careful, lead to our dehumanization, via eugenics, drug-induced contentment, and other transformations of human nature, possibilities already foreseeable in the new biology. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1935 - Nazi Germany amended its eugenics law, to promote abortion for women who have hereditary disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • safe abortion
  • In some countries where abortion is permitted, inadequate implementation of legal provisions may render safe abortion services inaccessible. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • Conversely, although India also permits abortion on socioeconomic grounds, many women are unable to access safe abortion services because the law is inadequately implemented. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • These rights may include some or all of the following: the right to legal or safe abortion, the right to birth control, the right to access quality reproductive healthcare, and the right to education and access in order to make reproductive choices free from coercion, discrimination, and violence. (wikipedia.org)
  • women
  • Some people argue that having abortion legal makes it "safe" for women and that the overturn of Roe v. Wade would have a devastating impact on women's health. (wrtl.org)
  • National statistics show that 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2%) were considered major. (wrtl.org)
  • 3 The risk of sterility is even greater for women who are infected with a venereal disease at the time of the abortion. (wrtl.org)
  • Whoever came searching for this ended up with information about abortion in the 1940s , when I think they were probably looking for women who had abortions in their 40's. (blogspot.com)
  • 1 Writing in the London Times a year later, Dr. Thomas Stuttaford declared that "an unusually high proportion" of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.K. each year "had an abortion before eventually starting a family. (actionlife.org)
  • While present research is unable to accurately establish what percentage of women suffer from any specific symptom of post-abortion trauma, it is clear that post-abortion psychological disorders do occur. (afterabortion.org)
  • Examination of these risk factors suggests that many, if not most women seeking abortion have one or more of these high risk characteristics. (afterabortion.org)
  • From this point of view, punishment would not solve the problem, as hiding contributed decisively in the death of women who practiced abortion in conditions of illegality and legal and sanitary uncertainty. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1976, according to the Supreme Court, between 200 and 400 women died from illegal abortions. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Moreover, advocates of legally induced abortion argue that the problem of hiding mainly affects poor women with fewer economic resources, as women in a better social position would have resorted to the activity known as "abortion tourism", meaning they travel to other countries to get an abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coyle, C., V. Rue, P. Coleman (2010) Inadequate pre-abortion counseling and decision conflict as predictors of subsequent relationship difficulties and psychological stress in men and women. (hopeafterabortion.com)
  • Coleman, P., V. Rue, M. Spence, C. Coyle (2008) Abortion and the sexual lives of men and women: Is casual sexual behavior more appealing and more common after abortion? (hopeafterabortion.com)
  • Pedersen, W. (2008) Abortion and depression: a population-based longitudinal study of young women. (hopeafterabortion.com)
  • Examination of the full the constellation of risk factors provides insights into understanding of why a minority of women have severe psychological reactions to abortion. (bmj.com)
  • A recent two-year follow up study of 442 aborting women found that 1.4% experienced post-traumatic stress disorder directly attributed to their abortions. (bmj.com)
  • A knowledge of risk factors may also be beneficial to therapists who are counseling women who are struggling with unresolved issues regarding a past abortion since identification of risk factors will frequently expose core issues underlying the adverse reaction. (bmj.com)
  • Drop-Out and Concealment -- In longitudinal and retrospective studies, approximately 50 percent of women who have had an abortion will conceal their past abortion[s] from interviewers. (bmj.com)
  • Demographic comparisons of those who initially consent to follow-up and subsequently refuse to be interviewed indicate that those who exclude themselves from the final sample are more likely to match the profile of women who report the greatest post-abortion distress. (bmj.com)
  • Multiple Symptoms-- Women have reported an extraordinarily large variety of negative emotional symptoms that they attribute to their abortions. (bmj.com)
  • (6) In one study of 260 women who reported negative post-abortion reactions, 63 to 76 percent claimed there was a period of time during which they would have denied any negative feelings connected to their abortions. (bmj.com)
  • Nevertheless, the punishments for both abortionists and pregnant women who procured an abortion were extremely lenient, almost symbolical, compared to many other European countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Himmler, inspired by bureaucrats of the Race and Settlement Main Office, hoped to reverse a decline in the "Aryan" birthrate which he attributed to homosexuality among men and abortions among healthy Aryan women, which were not allowed under the 1935 law, but nevertheless practiced. (wikipedia.org)
  • Given these two alternatives, the best evidence suggests that a single, first-trimester induced abortion for adult women poses no greater mental-health risks than carrying unwanted pregnancies to term. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is by this provision that women in the US can legally choose abortion when screenings reveal abnormalities of a viable fetus. (wikipedia.org)
  • They argued that access to abortion should not based on a pretense of psychological benefits, but rather on the social, economic, and educational needs of women and their immediate families. (wikipedia.org)
  • Systematic reviews of the scientific literature have concluded that there are no differences in the long-term mental health of women who obtain induced abortions as compared to women in appropriate control groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1936
  • The Penal Code of 1864, which followed shortly after the union of the Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia, and was in force between 1865 and 1936, banned abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abortion remained illegal under Romania's 1936 Criminal Code, except if needed to save the pregnant woman's life or if the child risked inheriting a severe genetic disorder. (wikipedia.org)
  • uterus
  • Instillation abortion is a rarely used method of late term abortion, performed by injecting a solution into the uterus. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cervical muscle must be stretched to allow the surgeon to enter the uterus to complete the abortion. (wrtl.org)
  • practice
  • In Spain, induced abortion has been a practice totally banned, illegal and punishable[citation needed] except for a period of the Second Republic and from the 9/1985 and the last 2/2010 law acts which, to varying degrees, have decriminalized abortion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Considering the point of view presented as being against abortion, the arguments offered for banning it include that it is a criminal and murderous practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the area loyal to the Republic during the Spanish Civil War, in 1937, the Minister for Health being the Catalan anarchist (CNT) Federica Montseny in the socialist Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) government headed by Francisco Largo Caballero legalized the practice of abortion, but its effect was short-lived, as the Franco side repealed. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is crucial to note that, in practice, abortion laws may be applied differently than their categorization suggests. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • Therefore, the country classifications do not necessarily indicate the extent to which legal abortion services are actually available or permitted in practice. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • Factors
  • The present literature has also successfully identified statistically significant factors which can be used to pre-identify individuals who are most vulnerable to experiencing post-abortion psychological problems. (afterabortion.org)
  • A substantial body of literature exists that has identified characteristics and situational factors that are predictive of psychological maladjustment after an abortion. (bmj.com)
  • Additionally, abortion laws may be interpreted more liberally or restrictively than a literal reading of the law suggests, depending on factors such as public support for abortion rights, the views of government officials and providers, and individual circumstances. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • Clinical
  • A 2011 evidence-based clinical guideline by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) says medical abortion using mifepristone followed by the prostaglandin analog misoprostol is effective and appropriate at any gestational age. (wikipedia.org)
  • researchers
  • In a study of post-abortion patients only eight weeks after their abortion, researchers found that 44% of patients complained of nervous disorders, 36% had experienced sleep disturbances, 31% had regrets about their decisions, and 11 % had been prescribed psychotropic medicine by their family doctor. (wrtl.org)
  • circumstances
  • Other countries, such as Egypt and Haiti, prohibit abortion altogether in their penal codes, but may permit it in these circumstances on the basis of the criminal law defense of "necessity. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • In these circumstances, although abortion is not expressly permitted by law, it could be performed on the basis that it was necessary to preserve a woman's life. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • 1935 - Iceland became the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion under limited circumstances. (wikipedia.org)
  • increases
  • In humans, norethindrone acetate in combination with ethinyl estradiol does not counteract estrogen-induced increases in sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). (drugs.com)
  • Some U.S. state legislatures have mandated that patients be told that abortion increases their risk of depression and suicide, despite the scientific evidence contradicting such claims. (wikipedia.org)
  • fetus
  • The cervix is dilated prior to the injection, and the chemical solution induces uterine contractions which expel the fetus. (wikipedia.org)
  • The law allowed abortion if a woman gave her permission, and if the fetus was not yet viable, and for purposes of so-called racial hygiene. (wikipedia.org)
  • among
  • These are among several dramatic findings dredged up from the obscurity of scientific journals and presented in Women's Health After Abortion: The Medical and Scientific Evidence, a new book I co-authored with Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy.6 In it, we review and summarize over 500 studies which have appeared in medical and professional journals, most of them over the past twenty years. (actionlife.org)
  • Coleman, P., V. Rue, C. Coyle, C. Maxey (2007) Induced abortion and child-directed aggression among mothers of maltreated children. (hopeafterabortion.com)
  • Discovered by Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow, the drug was first used by Sidney Farber in 1947 to induce remissions among children with leukemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • favor
  • In both cases, virtually all the Spanish people interviewed, have been in favor of more social awareness on abortion and the need for government to regulate its intervention. (wikipedia.org)
  • preserve
  • The countries in each subsequent category recognize additional grounds for a woman to access abortion: to preserve her health, on socioeconomic grounds, and without restriction as to reason. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • reactions
  • Some abortion reactions may fit into the model of complicated bereavement or pathological grief. (bmj.com)
  • (4) Still other therapists may offer different schemas for categorizing and understanding post-abortion reactions. (bmj.com)
  • Variations over Time-- Reactions to abortion vary over time. (bmj.com)
  • Negative
  • Research shows that negative emotions and regret tend to increase over at least the first two years following an abortion. (bmj.com)
  • cases
  • In these three cases, abortion was not punishable if undertaken by a doctor, or under their supervision, in a medical establishment approved for abortions, whether public or private, with the express consent of the woman. (wikipedia.org)
  • In other cases, the Penal Code provided various terms of imprisonment for both the mother and the doctors who performed abortions outside of the law. (wikipedia.org)
  • punishment
  • Many of these countries, such as Brazil and Tanzania, include explicit provisions in their penal codes that exempt providers from punishment if they perform an abortion to save a woman's life. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • The punishment increased for the persons who performed abortion if they were medical workers, or if the pregnant woman died. (wikipedia.org)
  • procedure
  • During an abortion procedure, the cervix is artificially opened before it is ready to deliver the baby, and often the cervical muscle is torn. (wrtl.org)
  • penalties
  • However, many penal codes recognize exceptions under which performing an abortion does not carry any criminal penalties. (worldabortionlaws.com)
  • 1803 - United Kingdom enacts Lord Ellenborough's Act, making abortion after quickening a capital crime, and providing lesser penalties for the felony of abortion before quickening. (wikipedia.org)