The sub heading:
Abortions do not harm the mental health of women, an authoritative study has found.
That\’s not actually what was found. There were some rather important caveats.
The American Psychological Association (APA), said it had uncovered no evidence that the majority of terminations caused psychiatric problems.
"The majority" is of course not all.
Brenda Major, who chaired the task force, said: "Among adult women who have an unplanned pregnancy the relative risk of mental health problems is no greater if they have a single elective first-trimester abortion or deliver that pregnancy."
I don\’t know what the relative risk of mental health problems is in delivering a pregnancy: given the prevalence of post-natal depression it might actually be quite high. But it\’s certainly not zero, meaning that the relative risk of the first trimester abortion is also not zero.