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Study Finds Parental Involvement in Abortion Correlates with Decreased Suicide Rates

MerelyaMom Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 1:06 PM
One of the most devastating ideas to hit our society has been for women to be devalued under the guise of feminism or equality. A girl who is easily willing to have sex is simply not as respected as one who makes certain that she is loved and cherished for her entire self and not just her lady parts. A girl who then resorts to abortion has to live with the fact that she destroyed a part of herself, a child whose DNA is half hers. See comment I posted at 10:38 for more on this. But society tries to convince her she is in the right, she is just looking at for her future and her own interests. Society even now tells girls it is worse to abandon (put up for a adoption) a baby than to abort. Respect is better earned than demanded.

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,...