This letter in today’s Post on side effects of abortion:
The Hippocratic Oath urges all health professionals to “do no harm.” Thus, it seems unusual that Dr. Gail Erlick Robinson states that women need access to legal abortions, considering that “women who deliver [a baby] have a 10%-15% chance of developing a major depressive disorder.”
Has the professor not heard of the independent Ontario study of induced abortions published in the American Journal of Medical Quality in May, 2001? It revealed that in the first three months after an abortion, a woman falls victim to a four-times rate of hospitalization from infection, a five-times rate of hospitalization for psychiatric care and a five-times rate of hospitalization for another surgical procedure.
Dr. Andrew Caruk, Kitchener, Ont.
Though for me, taking the life of your own child, punches more weight than medical complications later on. (Not so for those who want abortion available because it “saves women’s lives” and that’s where this letter does good by pointing out abortion is not without medical complications.)
Still, every procedure has risks–and even if abortion were made 100 per cent risk-free, I’d still be 100 per cent against it.by