Choice should be a personal issue, not a political debate.
This is a letter from Sarah Stoesz, head of the Minnesota/North Dakota Planned Parenthood office, in response to Kim Jeffries.
Kim organized the Tell Them I Love Them post-abortion conference in Minneapolis a few weeks ago.
Stoesz writes, "Studies show that 10 percent of women who have abortions experience depressive symptoms of a lingering nature."
That's the first time I've seen a Planned Parenthood rep admit to a figure that high. If it's true, it would mean that 4.3 million American women have depressive symptoms of a lingering nature following abortion. Someone should tell the health editor at the New York Times.
Planned Parenthood is the country's largest provider of abortions. They are providing accurate information about the harm caused by abortion in the same way that tobacco companies provided accurate information about the harm caused by smoking.