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Study Finds Parental Involvement in Abortion Correlates with Decreased Suicide Rates

Basset Hound Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 10:55 AM
A 15 year old makes decisions based on impulse and emotion. They do NOT have the capacity to weigh out their choices and options in terms of the long term effects those decisions will have.

A study entitled, “The Effect of Parental Involvement Laws on Youth Suicide” conducted from 1987 to 2003, found that a law requiring parental consent before a minor can have an abortion correlated with a 11 – 21 percent drop in suicides among 15-17-year-olds. The research comes from the Center for Disease Control Mortality Reports and concludes the results “are consistent with the hypothesis that parental involvement laws…serve to protect young females from depression and what have been termed ‘stressful life events.’”

The Guttmacher Institute lists a chart of each state’s parental consent laws for abortion. Only three, Kansas,...