An American Psychological Association panel has ruled, after two years of study, that there is no evidence that abortion causes significant mental health problems, the New York Times reports. Brenda Major, chairwoman of the panel, said in a statement, "The best scientific evidence published indicates that among adult women who have an unplanned pregnancy, the relative risk of mental health problems is no greater if they have a single elective, first-trimester abortion or deliver that pregnancy." Um, maybe she should tell that to South Dakota, where abortion providers must read from a script that says abortion comes with "increased risk of suicidal ideation and suicide." [NYT]
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