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Study Finds Parental Involvement in Abortion Correlates with Decreased Suicide Rates

Basset Hound Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 11:32 AM
Contraception fails. And teens have been getting pregnant at much higher rates than they were in previous decades. Also teens who are more prone to risky behavior by their very nature AND who lack the ability to view the decisions they make today in terms of the implications such decisions may have down the road often "throw the dice" and take chances. Girls because the old trust hormone oxytocin is flowing through their veins, and boys because they want to know if their sperm is viable.

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,...