Sunday, June 21, 2009

Teenage abortion in Western Australia is out of control

The Sunday Times has revealed the extent of teenage abortion in the state.

25 girls aged 14 or under had abortions in 2007.

In the past three years, about 100 girls aged 14 or under had abortions.

Abortion Grief Australia national director Julie Cook called for WA schools to focus more on the effects of abortion. Ms Cook said women who had an abortion were 3.6 times more likely to abuse hard drugs and twice as likely to be binge drinkers.

"Abortion can wreck young lives. If there was more education about the trauma of abortion in WA schools, I think there would be a lot more care-taking.''

"Girls who had an abortion often subconsciously have replacement pregnancies. They are subconsciously trying to bring a pregnancy
to full-term or they are suffering trauma reenactment.''


Links to similar articles
A meta-analysis has shown a strong link between induced abortion and subsequent pre-term births
Dr. Manfred Voigt Study finds that having an abortion increases the risk of giving birth prematurely with future pregnancies
Abortion Consequences, Psychological Problems and Death
Pregnancy loss affects young women: study
Abortion Increases Depression Risk
Study finds that women who have abortions are twice as likely to argue with their partner and three times as likely to experience domestic violence


Pop said...

How revolting that men are impregnating young girls :-(

Secular Heretic said...

I don't know what age group is responsible but I assume it is teenage boys getting teenage girls pregnant.

Pop said...

Actually, like with marriage, men tend to be older than their female partners. Notice how there are so many teen mothers, but not so many teen fathers? In most cases these are grown men not taking responsibility for their actions.