Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Slidell lawmaker wants to make abortion counseling mandatory

Whether people want to believe it or not, the decision to have an abortion can be devastating. It is never to be taken with a cavalier attitude. Many girls and women who decide to abort their babies end up regretting it and then have to live with tremendous guilt knowing that they chose to extinguish the life of their own child.

Bordlee, executive director for the Bioethics Defense Fund, cited a 2003 medical study that said women who have abortions are three to six times more likely to commit suicide than women who haven't had abortions

A.G. Crowe, State Representative from Slidell, wants to make sure that these girls and women have professional counseling before deciding to kill their babies.

Crowe said women are required to have professional counseling when they give up a baby for adoption, and he doesn't want women to have abortions without weighing any potential long-term psychological consequences of that decision.
"They could make the wrong decision that could haunt them for life," he said Tuesday.

Read the whole article here.