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keeping the missing link lost

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 07, 2006

A new study indicates a link between abortion and subsequent mental illness. Don't be shocked, but America's brave and independent peer-reviewed scientific journals "declined" to publish the findings:

DAVID FERGUSSON: The whole topic has been remarkably under-researched, in terms of whether… there's been a lot of debate about whether abortion does or does not have harmful effects, but the amount of research into the harms of abortion, or its benefits for that matter, has been very limited.

TOM IGGULDEN: Why do you think it is that a debate as hot as the abortion debate hasn't featured research along these lines to date?

DAVID FERGUSSON: I… my view is very clear that it has actually frightened resear… well I know that I've heard researchers say that we were foolhardy doing research in this area, because everybody knows that if you do research in this area, one side or the other is going to turn upon you, because your results don't support them.

TOM IGGULDEN: Have you encountered that very phenomenon?

DAVID FERGUSSON: No, well we had a certain amount of difficulty getting these results published, but…

TOM IGGULDEN: How so? In what way?

DAVID FERGUSSON: Well we… journals we would normally have expected to publish them just declined the papers, and I think it's… because the debate is so very hot, and I think this is particularly so in the US of A, and it's notable that our paper was published in a British journal.

I await with interest the chorus of outrage from NOW and NARAL protesting this inexcusable suppression of scientific information so essential to women's health.

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  • Posted by: Ross Dee - Jan. 08, 2006 5:58 PM ET USA

    David Fergusson said,"as with any surgical procedure or any procedure of any form, that there are risks and benefits that need to be taken into account and be weight up very carefully. What ? he equated abortion to any other surgical procedure. How insane is that? A person dies everytime there is an abortion, the baby dies. It is my view, that NOW and NARA's members are all insane and, that includes; anyone that thinks a woman has a "choice" to kill her baby in or out of her womb. Nondebatable!

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