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Study Finds Parental Involvement in Abortion Correlates with Decreased Suicide Rates

wtmoore1 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 4:13 PM
Which doesn't make it correct in the least. ...But don't tell Republicans who too often think with their "gut."
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 4:32 PM
A little difficulty with dynamic thinking there, wt?
wtmoore1 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 4:25 PM
Ah, you mean like the "paradoxical" nature of how a tax rate increase necessarily leads to a revenue decrease?

Yeah, Republicans really have a problem with flawed logic that is counter-intuitive as well. Give me as a break. It seems they fail to grasp logical cohesiveness with equal opportunity.
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 4:18 PM
Sorry, Donal Graeme. I hit the "a" but not hard enough, evidently.
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 08, 2012 4:16 PM
Better than counter-intuitive. Ask Donal Greme.

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,...