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Study Finds Parental Involvement in Abortion Correlates with Decreased Suicide Rates

Quix Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 9:18 PM
I have a lot of friends who get all hot and bothered over Iraq and Afganistan and the over 5000 young men and women who've died---in that 9 year period well over 40,000 girls have killed themselves. Priorities.
DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 8:02 AM
Yes, but you can't use the 40,000 girls to make an anti-Republican political statement!

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,...