The Elliot Institute News
From the Leader in Post-Abortion Research
Vol. 10, No.
4 -- Sept. 22, 2011
The UnChoice Campaign:
Read Back Issues of
Abortion and Mental Health Problems
Research Support A Link?
Here is a good
Zenit.org on the abortion/mental health link, discussing the
findings from the recent meta-analysis published in the British Journal
of Psychiatry compared to other, well-publicized studies in which the
authors reported no link between abortion and mental health problems:
Does induced abortion increase
a woman's risk of mental health problems? The question has been asked
continually over the past several decades with dozens of studies
indicating a positive correlation, but a few well-publicized studies are
arriving at the opposite conclusion.
An example of the latter is a
widely quoted report in 2008 by the
American Psychological Association Task Force on Mental
Health and Abortion. The report confidently concludes that there is
"no evidence sufficient to support the claim" of a positive link between
a woman's abortion and increased mental distress. Abortion advocacy
groups eagerly jumped on the report to announce that abortion posed no
threat at all to a woman's mental health.
at Zenit.org ...
Teens Hiding Pregnancy
David C. Reardon
Stephanie Clark was only
looking for a pair of her daughter’s pants when she opened the closet
door. Imagine her surprise at finding a tiny newborn baby nestled in a
blanket. “I screamed in surprise,” she later told reporters. “I called
911. They said, ‘Whose baby is it?’ I said, ‘I have no idea.’”
It turned out that the baby
was her grandson, Navorn. Her 17-year-old daughter Shanta had concealed
her pregnancy and secretly given birth to her baby boy in her home on
Sept. 21, 1997. She had hidden the baby in her bedroom closet whenever
she left for school. It was 17 days after the birth before the startled
grandmother first met her grandson.
Continue reading ...
Entering Canaan Men's Day of
in New York City
The Franciscan Friars of the
Renewal and Lumina/Hope & Healing After Abortion are sponsoring an Entering Canaan
Men's Day of Prayer and Healing on Oct. 8, 2011 in the Bronx. This retreat
addresses issues unique to men who have been impacted by abortion. To learn
more (including information on housing), contact Lumina at 1-877-586-4621 or
Vision International Conference on Abortion's Aftereffects
Healing Vision is
an international conference that brings together experts from diverse fields
to share information on the aftermath of abortion as it impacts women, men
and others and to explore questions of healing. It is an opportunity to
network with many people working in research and care and to discover new
resources. The conference brings together those from clinical and pastoral
settings in an ecumenical setting. The conference is open to everyone.
will be held at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West in Milwaukee, WI. The
conference begins the morning of Wednesday, October 26 and concludes at noon
on Saturday, October 29, 2011. Register by Oct. 1 to take advantage of lower
registration fees. Learn more at
Abortion Recovery Retreat to be Held in Ohio
Ohio Office of Concepts of Truth, Inc will be having an abortion
recovery weekend retreat for women October 28-30 in Saint Marys, Ohio.
We will be doing Concepts of Recovery: The Journey. Come join us in a
confidential, peaceful setting and begin your personal journey of
healing. Contact Sherry at email@example.com for more
information. Find peace for your mind and healing for your spirit!
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