Despite the current UK government’s
seeming desire to plunge headlong
into as much babykilling as possible, there are a couple of interesting
developments on the pro-life front in Britain at the moment.
First, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has reversed its earlier
stance that abortion’s mental health risks to the mother
were outweighed (before 24 weeks) by the relief of getting an abortion
when the mother found the pregnancy distressing.
Now they have announced, based on a review of the
literature, that the possible mental health risks of abortion are
significant enough that they need to be taken seriously and that the
whole question of the mental health risks associated with abortion
needs to be revisited, with possible changes to medical practice and
I guess I am too skeptical to think that
this study will have any serious effect. I can easily imagine
the counter that will be used if this is given any real attention. It
will all be put down to something like “Catholic guilt” or some form of
religious guilt. Even for women who are non-believers who
suffer from this it will be put down to societal mores that they
unconsciously absorbed. If only society was totally open to
the wonder of abortion then there would be nobody suffering these
Though I would love to be wrong.
It just doesn’t matter what the real effects of abortion and
contraception are. They will be seen as “necessary evils”
required so that the culture can continue down the road of sexual
promiscuity and avoidance of children.