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Study Finds Parental Involvement in Abortion Correlates with Decreased Suicide Rates

Henry VIII Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 12:19 PM
will_8080 Wrote: 2 minutes ago (12:12 PM) Carlos: you tell 40 million teenagers to restrain their natural urges. But those urges are implanted into your DNA. They're as natural as flowers blossoming in the spring. Just arm you kids with the concept of contraception if you wish to avoid pregnancies or abortions. That's a really old argument the counterculture used.....when I was a teen in the late 60's, we girls didn't want our names bantered about in the boys locker room. We didn't want our parents embarrassed, so we checked our behavior on date night. The net result was that only 1 girl in my entire class had to disappear to Aunt Millie's for 9 months.

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,...