The following article is from the LifeInstitute website from Ireland.
Let me leave no-one under any illusions as to where my loyalties lie. I am most firmly pro-woman, pro-child and pro-life. I have been an active campaigner on this issue all of my adult life. I believe in the right to life from conception until natural death and I have come to that position based upon 30 years of exposure to the abortion debate and as a human rights campaigner. Sure, there have been times (long ago it seems) when I felt the need to examine more closely certain areas of the debate and to seek the advice and opinion of others. In truth, no-one has ever felt restrained from expressing their opinion on the various life-related issues to me.
Most people have an opinion on abortion, in particular, and these opinions have been splashed all over the international media once again in recent weeks. I believe that this most recent episode (Savita Halappanavar), was deliberately exploited by those who campaign for abortion to push their agenda. I am not deluded. I have seen the emails on Google chat discussing how best to use the tragic death of a young mother to further an agenda – five days before the story of Galway hit the papers. I know that those emails revealed n intention to manipulate this tragic case to achieve the legalisation of abortion in Ireland.
Coleman revealed the following risk factors for the development of post-abortion mental health difficulties:
- Coercion into abortion ( 9 studies supported this)
- She is religious or views abortion to be in conflict with her personal values (10 studies)
- Ambivalent about abortion or associated with high degree of decisional distress ( 21 studies)
- Committed to the pregnancy or wanted to carry the child to term ( 7 studies)
- Belief that abortion terminates the life of a human being and /or mother develops a bond with the unborn ( 6 studies )
- Pre-abortion mental health or psychiatric problems ( 31 studies)
- Pregnant woman was an adolescent or young adult ( 15 studies )
- Conflicted unsupportive relationship with the father of the child ( 5 studies)
- Character traits indicating emotional immaturity, instability or difficulties coping were present ( 42 studies).