The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

24 June 2004

A choice piece of legislation

Congressman Joe Pitts (R-Pennsylvania) has introduced House Resolution 4543, which — well, let him tell you about it:

Each year, 1.18 million women have abortions. Yet no long-term study has ever been done in order to assess the emotional impact of abortion on women. There is strong anecdotal evidence that women who have abortions may experience feelings of loss, guilt and depression in connection with their abortion. H.R. 4543 provides $15 million to the National Institutes of Health to research the emotional impact of abortion on women. This bill also creates a $1.5 million grant program to fund the development of treatment programs for women who suffer from post-abortion depression.

You can read the entire measure here [requires Adobe Reader].

Of course, you wouldn't need $15 million to assess the impact of abortion on fetuses, but no one worries about whether they're depressed or not.

(Via After Abortion)

Posted at 6:30 AM to Political Science Fiction


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Charles Hill is less than thrilled with Rep. Joe Pitts (R, PA)’s proposed House Resolution 4543: Post-Abortion Depression Research and Care Act. There is strong anecdotal evidence that women who have abortions may experience feelings of loss, gui......[read more]

That's because we know with great certainty that the fetuses are depressed.

hln

Posted by: hln at 12:39 PM on 25 June 2004

If the mental-health people and the pro-life people will pull together on this, we might get it passed. But this would involve the strangest bedfellows for many a decade.

Posted by: Charlotte Dallas at 9:48 PM on 26 June 2004