MYTH OR FACT?

Its all about truth and informed consent. “Truth” has been taking a “hit” for a while now. Perhaps it always has but now we are better able to communicate with others a different perspective- a different “narrative” than the mainstream one. Decades ago, before the student protest to shut down the seemingly unwinnable Vietnam war a man named Ralph Nader went against the mainstream narrative with a book called Unsafe at Any Speed, a mid-century expose about the auto industry’s manufacturing and design practices and failing to make consumers aware of well-known dangers.

His protest is one in the same as Wounded and Abandoned mission focus: Our personal well-being at the hands of what is arguably an uncaring
industry. This should not seem strange or unbelievable. Many other industries are also under attack for the same reason. There are numerous books and documentaries which reveal that, at least it seems that any given industry resists information becoming public which could threaten their profits.

FACT

Abortion Affects
Mental Health.

“…of particular note is the association between induced abortion and either suicide or suicide attempt. This is an objective rather than a subjective outcome, and the fact that the effects are seen after induced abortion rather than before indicates either common risk factors for both choosing abortion and attempting suicide, such as depression, or harmful effects of induced abortion on mental health. This phenomena is not seen after spontaneous abortion.

Paper by John M. Thorp, Katherine E. Hartmann, Elizabeth Shadigan,  February 2005: Long-Term Physical and Psychological Health Consequences of Induced Abortion: A Review of the Evidence

FACT

Abortion Affects
Physical Health.

Induced Abortion[sic] contributes to significantly increased neonatal health costs by causing 31.5% of Preterm Birth[sic]. Providers of obstetric care and abortion should be aware of the risk of preterm birth attributable to induced abortion, with its significant increase in initial neonatal hospital costs and CP cases.”

B. Calhoun, E. Shadigian, and B. Rooney, “Cost Consequences of Induced Abortion as an Attributable Risk for Preterm Birth and Impact on Informed Consent” Journal of Reproductive Medicine 52 (2007): 929–937.

FACT

Abortion Affects
Emotional Health.

“…Abortion was found to be related to an increased risk for a variety of mental health problems (panic attacks, panic disorder, agoraphobia, PTSD, bipolar disorder, major depression with and without hierarchy), and substance abuse disorders after statistical controls were instituted for a wide range of personal, situational, and demographic variables. Calculation of population attributable risks indicated that abortion was implicated in between 4.3% and 16.6% of the incidence of these disorders.

Partial abstract for “Induced abortion and anxiety, mood, and substance abuse disorders: isolating the effects of abortion in the national comorbidity survey” by Coleman PK, Coyle CT, Shuping M, Rue VM.

The research of the emotional risks of abortion come to life
as you hear the heart wrenching stories of these survivors.

Priscilla K. Coleman, Ph. D • Professor
of Human Development and Family Studies

CIGARETTE PACKS
WARN US

ALCOHOL LABELS
WARN US

MEDICATION LABELS
WARN US

BUT NOT
ABORTION CLINICS?

Join us behind the women suffering from post-abortion trauma.

A Canadian research team examined data from 37 studies and found that having a prior abortion increased the risk of subsequent preterm birth by 35 percent, while having more than one prior abortion increased the risk by 93 percent.

P.S. Shah and J. Zao, “Induced termination of pregnancy and low birthweight and preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis