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Friday, January 19, 2007



How do you get into the field? I'm very interested.


Dawn: If you have ever given money or support to an anti-choice group, you have supported the people who have threatened to murder Lou's children. Do you feel guilty about that?


Heather (or anyone interested in post-abortion syndrome) -

An article just came out today in the NY times about this post-abortion syndrome that you might enjoy: (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/21/magazine/21abortion.t.html?_r=1&oref=slogin).

I also enjoyed this hearty blog dissection of this fake "illness" from Feministe, a feminist blog: (http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2007/01/21/post-abortion-syndrome/).


Did you mean to put in a link to the decision making workbook? I would love to see that.

I am a social psychology grad student and am just starting research in the area of so-called post-abortion stress syndrome. Everything we've discovered thus far indicates that a history of abuse is really what is driving the findings that show a link between abortion and mental health. So I have found your recent post about abuse and exams very interesting.


Yes, you did say it Lou, you deal with life and death decisions everyday. Though you don't actually choose abortion for yourself, you do bear a part in the decision people make to end the life of their child. You bear a part of something that some women do feel guilt for, that some women ask their god to forgive them for. Abortion is surely very complex, no one asks god's forgiveness for any simple procedure like removal of tonsils or breasts that are large, but women can and do go through trauma after abortion. I realize there are those who don't feel guilt.

If you feel guilt, what do you do with it?

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