There is no link between abortion and women taking their own lives, study finds
Data from over 520,000 women showed no positive correlation
Nov 22, 2019
Having an abortion does not increase women’s risk of suicide, a new study has found.
Despite the lack of scientific evidence, links between abortion and suicide have been used by legislatures to push for stricter abortion law.
For example, US state South Dakota, has a provision within its abortion law that states physicians must warn women seeking terminations - in writing - about an increased risk of suicide if they go ahead with the procedure.
It’s time to talk about the pseudoscience corrupting the abortion debate
On the eve of the final March for Choice ahead of Ireland’s referendum on abortion rights next year, a scientist explains why we urgently need to challenge the dogma
Friday 29 September 2017
On Saturday 30 September 2017, the Abortion Rights Campaign (ARC) – a pro-choice alliance of which I am a member – is hosting its sixth annual March for Choice in Dublin city centre. It is a particularly significant event, as it will be our last march before next year’s referendum over whether to repeal the eighth amendment, the law that gives a foetus the same right to life as the mother.
In the summer of 2012, a few small pro-choice groups met up in Dublin to discuss collaborating. The result, the formation of the Irish Choice Network, gained momentum so quickly that the founders realised an even larger, all-island movement was needed. And so the ARC was formed.
Continued at source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2017/sep/29/its-time-to-talk-about-the-pseudoscience-corrupting-the-abortion-debate