It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
reply to post by AzureSky
Abortion addiction is really messed up and strange, but its like any other addiction.
"In the beginning I was taking pills and I'd skip a day or two or give up one month," she said. "I'd think I'll be better next time. But slowly, my days took on a balancing act and there was a specific high. I would get my period and be sad, then discover I was pregnant, being afraid, yet also so excited."
Vilar said many women who have repeat abortions show a certain "recklessness."
Mental Problems Not Tied to Abortion "A lot of times the circumstances are unusual and complicated," said Rachel K. Jones, a senior research associate who co-authored the report.
"There's always a lot more going on than someone who does not want to use contraception." An American Psychological Association task force concluded that mental health problems are "not a direct result" of choosing to have one abortion.
But the 2008 report did note that many "confounding factors might indicate mental problems" in women who have repeat abortions. "The research is not really great," said APA spokesman Kim Mills. "It's very hard to tease out."
Women who have had multiple abortions face a potential risk for cervical damage and uterine lesions which can compromise future pregnancies, according to Dr. Louis Weinstein, chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
"Medically, in the proper hands, it's a very safe procedure and doesn't have much impact on future pregnancies until you get to four or more," he told ABCNews.com. "But in the long run, most do fine."
Originally posted by bhornbuckle75
reply to post by RealSpoke
I see this as her being more 'addicted to irresponsible sex' than being addicted to abortions. I dunno...there's certainly weird addictions out there, but I find this one kind of hard to believe. That'd be like me saying I was addicted to colonoscopies!
I mean...I can't imagine abortions are much fun.....More likely than not, she just doesn't like sex with condoms, and won't be bothered to use birth control......Sigh...It's people like her that make pro-choicers like me look bad!
Originally posted by Raxoxane
Maybe this woman has mental illness.Why not just have a hysterectomy,and be done with it? Not normal.