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Abortion, substance abuse linked
Washington Times ^ | 6/24/04 | Amy Doolittle

Posted on 06/23/2004 9:50:04 PM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:16:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Women who abort their first accidental pregnancy are likely to abuse substances, a new study says.

The report, published this month in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, is the latest of more than 20 studies linking abortion to substance abuse.


(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholiclist; riskybehavior; substanceabuse

1 posted on 06/23/2004 9:50:04 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Big news!!! Irresponsible people do lots of irresponsible things.


2 posted on 06/23/2004 10:03:52 PM PDT by elmer fudd
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To: kattracks; Polycarp IV
The higher levels of abuse might be linked to higher levels of anxiety, grief and depression, which have been found in women with a history of abortion through previous studies.

Gee, imagine that.

BTW, Poly, I need to call your Cell sometime. Had a preliminary discussion with my Fiance concerning our future marital planning while she was visiting last week -- turns out she (also) does not believe in using "The Pill". Which, happily, saves me the trouble of convincing her on that subject.

So, I'll need to be speaking to you soon for advice and counsel...

best, OP

3 posted on 06/23/2004 10:42:59 PM PDT by OrthodoxPresbyterian (We are Unworthy Servants; We have only done Our Duty)
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To: OrthodoxPresbyterian; .45MAN; AAABEST; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; ...
BTW, Poly, I need to call your Cell sometime. Had a preliminary discussion with my Fiance concerning our future marital planning while she was visiting last week -- turns out she (also) does not believe in using "The Pill". Which, happily, saves me the trouble of convincing her on that subject.

So, I'll need to be speaking to you soon for advice and counsel...

best, OP

OP, I hope you don't mind me using your comment here for my ping list, but I think this is a good example of "ecumenism" of the best, truest kind.

When I first engaged OP on threads here on Free Republic, we were bitter enemies. OP is a strict Calvinist, and we butted heads repeatedly early on.

But then we started chatting offline, and have found that we share much in common, and we have become good FRiends.

I'd like to think our chats, especially those on contraception, have lead to new and better understandings of God's Will for our families and lives for both of us.

So when we doubt what we do here, and why we do it, I like to think of things like OP's comment above as a sign from the Holy Spirit that even in cyberspace, we play a role in sharing the Gospel and teaching and learning from our Christian brothers and sisters.

I'm heading out of town now for a camping trip to southern Virginia (Lord, please help us find a good mass on Sunday) so I'll "see" you all next week.

4 posted on 06/24/2004 7:10:19 AM PDT by Polycarp IV
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To: OrthodoxPresbyterian

>>>>turns out she (also) does not believe in using "The Pill". Which, happily, saves me the trouble of convincing her on that subject.

Congratulations. A faith filled woman is probably one of the biggest blessings God can give you. Makes all the difference in life. It sounds like you've found your treasure.

patent


5 posted on 06/24/2004 9:06:40 AM PDT by patent (A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Carl Sandburg)
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To: Polycarp IV

Where in Virginia are you going to be on Sunday? Father Scalia (yes, THAT Scalia's son) is being transferred from our parish (outside Fredericksburg) to Alexandria. His last Mass is at 5 pm Sunday. If you can possibly make it, he's awesome. Freepmail either Steve or me for details.


6 posted on 06/24/2004 9:48:13 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: patent; Polycarp IV
>>>>turns out she (also) does not believe in using "The Pill". Which, happily, saves me the trouble of convincing her on that subject. ~~ Congratulations. A faith filled woman is probably one of the biggest blessings God can give you. Makes all the difference in life. It sounds like you've found your treasure. ~~ patent

Thanks, brother Patent (or "separated brother", whatever we Magisterial High-Protestants are supposed to be these days); may Our Lord Christ bless, shine upon you, and lift you up.

But that said, while my Betrothed is a "faith-filled woman" (she chastises me on those rare-but-occasional instances when I forsake my Sabbath Obligation to attend Sunday Worship -- much to her credit, and one of the reasons I love her so), her Objection to "The Pill" was NOT primarily Religious in basis.

In fact, she was surprised (and unhappily dismayed) when I related to her the Fact that Chemical Contraceptives often cause "micro-abortions" of the Conceived Embryo. Like many Protestant women (and dare I say, many Catholic women), she was unaware that "The Pill" risked Violation of the Protestant Sixth Commandment (Catholic Fifth: "Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder").

No, her first objection was simply Utilitarian; she doesn't believe in the Pill's alleged usefulness: "If the Pill worked, I wouldn't be here". That's probably all I need to say in a Public Forum; but suffice it to say that she is entirely un-persuaded of the supposed "Efficacy" of Chemical Contraception, and was all the more dismayed when I related to her the Facts of its abominable and unjustifiable Abortifacient effects.

Anyway, while we still have to work out the matter of "pregnancy timing" (I want kids; so does she, but not while she's still on an intense Drug Regimen [Depression runs on her Mom's side of the family; anything more than that I will discuss with Polycarp in private]), I am happy to say that "discussing the Pill" is not even a discussion we are going to have -- we are both committed to Non-Abortifacient, perhaps "Barrier" but preferably "Natural", methods of Pregnancy Timing.

And, at the Least, I've educated one more Protestant Woman (my Beloved) as to the Abortifacient Effects of "The Pill". She didn't believe in "The Pill" anyway, but now she knows the Worst of it.

Best, OP

7 posted on 06/26/2004 2:28:58 AM PDT by OrthodoxPresbyterian (We are Unworthy Servants; We have only done Our Duty)
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