Latest Study on Abortion and Mental Health Minimizes Womens Trauma Say Silent No More Leaders

January 27, 2011

Contacts: Daniel Matejek
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Georgette Forney

Staten Island, NY – Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest network of individuals harmed by abortion, today slammed a new Danish study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that purports to show that abortion does not increase the risk of subsequent mental health problems.

“This so-called study doesn’t consider women who have emotional or mental health problems after an abortion, but who don’t check themselves into psychiatric hospitals or clinics,” said Janet Morana, co-founder of the SNMAC. “If you suffer depression because of your abortion, turn to drugs or alcohol, or have suicidal thoughts and don’t seek professional help, this study counts you as being just fine.”

The study examined the health records of Danish women who had first trimester abortions and who had not had prior abortions. It measured how many of these women went to psychiatric hospitals or outpatient clinics within one year of their abortions.

“It’s as if the people who designed this report set it up to exclude women at the greatest risk to suffer post-abortion problems – those having repeat abortions or having abortions after thirteen weeks of pregnancy,” added Georgette Forney, another SNMAC co-founder. “Frankly, for the thousands of us who have stepped forward publicly and the many more who endure the pain of abortion privately, it’s outrageous to hear abortion apologists say that we don’t exist.”

Dr. Alveda King, a SNMAC spokeswoman, also commented on the structure of the study. “I know from my own experience that the weight and trauma of your abortion may not hit you until long after it’s over. For this study to exclude the many women like me only tells me that it was not looking for the truth.”

Theresa Burke, psychologist, author, and founder of the Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries for post-abortive women and men, adds to Dr. King’s comments. “I’ve spent the last 25 years counseling women whose hearts and minds have been fractured by abortion. For many women, the traumatic nature of their abortion is not fully released until some subsequent event triggers a fuller understanding of everything that has happened. Any study that pretends that to destroy one’s baby is normal and psychologically, emotionally and spiritually free of any negative consequences is rubbish.”

Since the launching of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign in 2003, 3,877 women and men have shared their testimonies publicly at over 572 gatherings in 48 states and ten countries where more than 110,830 attendees have heard the truth about abortion’s negative aftereffects. More than 9,027 people are registered to be Silent No More. Raising awareness about the hurtful aftermath of abortion and the help that is available to cope with the pain are two of the Campaign’s goals.

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a joint project of Anglicans for Life and Priests for Life. For more information, please visit our website:

2 Responses to “Latest Study on Abortion and Mental Health Minimizes Womens Trauma Say Silent No More Leaders”

  1. One thing that this study does show that …..some women who are insensitive to abortions. Searching on the internet you will find testimonies of prochoice women who have had one to numerous abortions and who say that they are not sorry …. that they made the right decision for their lives up to this point!

    I know of two of my friends who are aative in the Church but who says they didn’t want children and they see no reason to repent? These are active Church women. Some preachers say they cannot pray with you because they are prochoice. Under the leadership of this Government, many Americans have lost their ability to determine what is moral and what is immoral.

    This is why Roe v. Wade must be abolished NOW!

    Ms. Ernestine Gwendolyn Standberry aka Ms. E, Dir.
    of the International Prolife Federation and CAN-TV
    Producer….(see my testimony under my name on youtube and
    Wikileaks Fan Club) From 1995 to 1999 I was either put in police lockups or psychiatric hospitals for calling the Whitehouse Hotline against Abortion. All CIA agents sent to my home said they had orders from then x-first lady Hillary Clinton. My youngest son was also placed in abusive foster care. Ill. Cir. Court Case #95 JA 2237 still exists stating that I am dangerous to my son. I am still trying to get JUSTICE FOR KHALLEE AND ME because this was crime against Humanity. My son, now 23 yrs. old lives with me, works and goes to College but does not remember some of his earlier years. Also, God gave me energy saving household appliances inventions i.e. nanotechnology items was a webpage put up by FARUK BOUGANIN telling about the Corruption of the Clintons and Al Gore and listing my God Given Energy saving inventions including the Car which will run with a blue chemical solution and the SK ACJS Laptop/Paper Copy NOW which Microsoft was very interested in by could not guarantee me money. My Grant Application to the U.S. Energy Department was accepted with very high honors but Mr. James P. Damm called my house very adamantly stating that “We Will NOT Give you the GRANT money!” However, items on my application are being marketed to this day i.e. the Wireless Iron, the heating system, the ac/dc pocket charger for cell phone, etc. (ALL THIS SO YOU WILL KNOW MY STORY!) May God continue Blessing you ALVEDA KING, you are a blessing to the Prolife Movement!

  2. See my personal testimony about the abortions I’ve had and be enlightened. It is under my name “Ernestine Standberry” as follows:
    Thank you for watching this video.

    From the International Prolife Federation and
    The Deborah Movement Burnside
    CAN-TV Producer

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