Recently, in the Republic of Ireland, a seminar was held, entitled, “Abortion – The Lives and Health of Women.” It was organised by two radical pro-abortion outfits, the National Women’s Council of Ireland and Doctors for Choice.
Here is a quote from one of the doctors who addressed the seminar, Dr. Peadar O’ Grady.
“It has also been observed that suicide in pregnancy (and the year after delivery known as the “puerperium) has become much less common with access to legal abortion services. ………..It is therefore clear from the WHO (World Health Organisation) and peer-reviewed research that restricting access to abortion, that is, denying women “the right to choose” raises the risk of suicide in pregnancy.” ( end of quote)
In February,2007, a young woman named Emma Beck committed suicide BECAUSE she had an abortion!
Emma was unmarried and she was eight weeks pregnant with twins, and her boyfriend did not want the babies. The Coroner at Emma’s Inquest, Dr.Emma Carlyon, recorded a verdict of suicide.
She said, “It is clear that a termination can have a profound effect on a woman’s life.”
Emma’s GP (family doctor,) Katie Gibbs, said (of Emma,) “She was extremely distressed by the abortion procedure, and I don’t think she ever came to terms with it.”
Now, let Emma speak for herself, through the words written in her suicide note,
“I told everyone I didn’t want to do it, even at the hospital. I was frightened, now it is too late. I died when my babies died. I want to be with my babies: they need me, no-one else does.” “I should never have had an abortion. I see now I would have been a good mother.”
This tragic young woman’s story (she was pronounced dead on her 31st birthday,) is profoundly sad and deeply affecting and it clearly shows the devastating effect of abortion, and that there is nothing “safe” about it (despite the oft-repeated mantra “safe,legal abortion is every women’s right.”) In Emma’s case, she killed herself because she had an abortion, she did not commit suicide because she was denied an abortion, yet those medics and feminists at the above-mentioned seminar give the deliberate impression that the risk of suicide is raised if and when access to abortion is restricted. Emma Beck would probably still be alive if abortion had not been presented to her as an “option” for her to make an “informed choice” about.
The abortion procedure itself has also proved fatal for many women. Click on the following link to read the names of women killed by legal abortion (in the USA.)