New abortion study offers flawed info

Monday, December 19, 2016
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

National Pro-Life Chalk DayA study released this week glorifying abortion is seriously flawed, but one pro-life activist encourages Americans to consider where the research is coming from before taking the results to heart.

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco released a study stating that abortion causes little psychiatric effect on women – a claim that is contradicted by existing studies.

Dr. Randall O'Bannon of the National Right to Life Committee told OneNewsNow that the research can easily be debunked – first on statistical grounds, but secondly, he contends that the study only examined the first few years after an abortion … when the emotional problems typically do not surface for 10 years.

“We know women who have gone through abortion who have had enormous difficulties as a consequence of it, who have dealt with different sorts of things like everything from being anxious and depressed to being suicidal and so forth, and they directly attribute that to their abortion,” O’Bannon asserted. “So the point is, we know that the reality is there.”

According to O’Bannon, ignoring the voluminous research that proves the psychological damage from abortion doe not make it untrue. He also notes that the source of the pro-abortion study – U.C. San Francisco – makes the pro-abortion research suspect.

“We sometimes refer to it as America's abortion training academy,” the pro-life leader pointed out. “They have been training people to do abortions, they've been doing research on abortion for decades, and, over and over, their conclusion is supposedly that despite what other studies have shown, -- despite what everybody knows – they're trying to say abortion is not really problematic … it's not really difficult.”

Because authoritative research proves psychological harm to women who have abortions, it is argued that the school is doing a tremendous disservice to women by suggesting otherwise.

Critics of the UCSF study recommend the Elliot Institute as a more reliable source for accurate information on abortion.

 

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If you were to give President Trump high marks in particular areas of policy, what areas would they be?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight
Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council
Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution
5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas
Army boots West Point grad who touted communist revolt
S. Korea: Joint U.S. drills suspended to aid talks with North
China hopes for implementation of NKorea-U.S. summit outcome

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump huddles with House GOP on immigration as border outrage escalates
Strzok escorted out of FBI, but remains on job
Colorado governor bars state funds from being used for separation of illegal immigrant families
AG Sessions: Trump knows religious freedom is a right, not a policy preference
Ann Coulter: Migrant kids at border are 'actors'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Abortion challenged in its most prevalent state: NY

New YorkThe state of New York is looking to expand access to abortion, but pro-life advocates argue that there are no steps to make abortion safe.