Sunday’s Boston Globe included an Opinion piece that claimed that outlawing abortion would return to the pre-Roe v. Wade days of “back-alley” abortions that wouldn’t reduce abortion and would make women less safe. The following letter to the author of the op-ed was provided to MCFL with permission to publish it.
Hello Mr. Kingsbury,
I agree with you that learning from medical history, including abortion history, can be revealing. As you may know, US “pro-choice” advocates in the 1960s and early 1970s promised that with the legalization of induced abortion female suicides rates would drop. So, you might tell your Globe readers what happened to US female suicide rates after 1973. In an August 2011 meta-analysis (study of studies), Priscilla Coleman, Ph.D, reported that women with prior IAs (Induced Abortions) have over 4 times the suicide rate as women with zero prior IAs. You can read the published study here.
Brent Rooney (MSc)
Research Director, Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition
3456 Dunbar St. (Suite 146)
Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2