Saturday, January 14, 2006

What about the women?

In their cover story, World magazine goes after the supposition that women prefer the right to choose what they do with their bodies, and that liberal female congressmen truly represent all the females of this nation.
But what about all the women who have had abortions in the last 30+ years since Roe v. Wade.

A 2005 study added academic weight to anecdotal claims. University of Oslo researchers compared the mental distress of women who had miscarried with those who had voluntarily aborted their pregnancies. While women who miscarried suffered more initially, those who aborted carried lasting emotional scars. After five years, fewer than three in 100 women who had miscarried still experienced mental distress. But one in five post-abortive women still suffered mentally and emotionally and said they had to make an effort to avoid thinking about the event.

Indeed, Susan B. Anthony was anti-abortion, so the equivalence of woman's rights with pro-abortion is fallacy.

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