Sunday, January 21, 2007

NY Times Magazine Debunks "Post Abortion Syndrome"

The cover article for the New York Times Magazine questions whether Post-Abortion Syndrome exists. . .three guesses, they say it's a fake, foisted on hysterical women who are losers, looking for something to blame their pathetic failures on, and manipulated by the 'anti-choice' movement. Save your money, and your blood pressure, and do not buy this pro-death progaganda. See the facts on post-abortion syndrome, PAS here.
Instead read Amy Welborn's take on the article, and the comments that follow.
My response is this: the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has both the New York Times and Ms. Magazine worried enough to respond by too loudly saying this syndrome is a fake. Well done, Silent No More.
See you on the Supreme Court steps on Monday.


aus blog said...

Hi Leticia.....I believe post abortion syndrome is really PTSD.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The essential feature of "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" is the development of characteristic symptoms following a psychologically distressing event that is outside the range of usual human experience.

Many things can cause PTSD. War can be a trigger, as can abortion, in fact any significant traumatic experience can do it.

In people who have experienced a traumatic event, about 8% of men and 20% of women develop PTSD after a trauma.

Symptoms of PTSD can include the following: nightmares, flashbacks, emotional detachment or numbing of feelings (emotional self-mortification or dissociation), insomnia, avoidance of reminders and extreme distress when exposed to the reminders ("triggers"), irritability, hypervigilance, memory loss, and excessive startle response, clinical depression and anxiety, loss of appetite, powerlessness, hopelessness and profound guilt, just to name a few.

Many of us may be susceptible, given a harrowing enough experience.

20% of women develop PTSD after a trauma.

Take care .......

aus blog said...

Oh I should have mentioned a post I visited recently.
:(RH Reality Check....The manipulation of "Post-Abortion Syndrome": Part two......By Marcy Bloom...
(my comments / Bruce)

They have now blocked me.

I think you will find it very interesting.

ausblog / Bruce.