…any researcher who wants to prove that the emotional stress of abortion directly causes mental illness in women is going to have a difficult time teasing apart and controlling for all these potential confounds.
That would be a paraphrase of the APA’s general assessment of “over 150 studies which examine a potential link between abortion and mental health problems.”
What does it all really mean? It means that no matter what results a study comes up with showing the correlation between abortion and mental illness, the pro-choice side of the debate will always have a convenient out. They just have to point out that the woman has a past.
Sort of amazing, don’t ya think, that the APA is able to concretely link mental illness to any contributing factors at all. I know I have a newfound respect for them.