With a decision like having abortion that carries immense weight, there are bound to be mental repercussions.
However, the mainstream media want to obscure this reality.
This is because if the media acknowledge that having an abortion comes with mental health risks, it would imply that an individual’s moral conscience may be compromised from such a decision. If a decision has the capability to severely compromise a person’s moral conscience and/or mental well-being, then its ethics can be called into question.
Unfortunately, modern narratives do not want abortion to be a contested subject. Though some of these narratives attempt to paint abortion as a morally neutral, emotionless decision, many take it a step further and portray having an abortion as a morally virtuous or “empowering” decision.
In a sickening society centered around the self, it makes sense why destroying a human life for one’s mental well-being may be seen as “empowering”. Rather than contributing to society or adhering to the lifestyle the Lord calls us to walk in, the ultimate goal of the postmodern individual is self-gratification.
Within this horrifically twisted moral system, whatever contributes to an increase in one’s short-term happiness and convenience is viewed as “morally good” and any idea or action that does the contrary at any moment is portrayed as “oppressive”.
Therefore, it follows that a decision like having an abortion would be deemed as a “good” decision, as well as being morally correct. Though morally correct decisions are not always easy, something as simple as discarding a “clump of cells” surely would not have long-term mental health repercussions.
Considering the extremely flawed presuppositions of this moral framework, it’s no surprise that the psychological data completely contradict it. According to a new peer-reviewed study from the Charlotte Lozier Institute, women whose first pregnancy resulted in an abortion rather than a birth were significantly more likely to suffer from mental health issues in the future.
The study was conducted on over 4,800 women over the course of 17 years, specifically in states where abortions were funded by taxpayers. According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute’s website, the results were as follows:
“Compared to women whose first pregnancy was a birth, higher rates of use were observed for women whose first pregnancy was an abortion in three mental health service categories:
- Outpatient visits – 3.4x more likely to increase.
- Inpatient hospital admissions – 5.7x more likely to increase.
- Days of hospital stay – 19.6x more likely to increase.”
Per the results of this study, one can clearly infer that the decision to have an abortion is at least somewhat correlated with future mental health struggles.
Despite every attempt from the mainstream media to suppress the true implications of having an abortion, the data continue to refute such claims. Perhaps even more concerning is the reality that women unknowingly make a decision that will affect them for the rest of their lives because of the misinformation they were constantly given.
The reality that a fetus is a human life is inherent within each and every individual, and it is the reason it will forever remain a controversial and taboo subject. Such a statement is too obvious and easy to comprehend that it could truly be denied at such a large scale with no ulterior motive. Ultimately, these advocates in the media choose to be pro-abortion because they want to be pro-abortion, not because it is the more rational conclusion.
Romans 1:18 says that the secular world will continue to “suppress the truth in unrighteousness”, and that reality could not be more apparent in the abortion conversation. In an age of constant suppression, it is the pro-life community’s job to be outspoken about the truth so that those who are merely misguided may find it.