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(VIDEO) The Myth of "Abortion Trauma Syndrome"


By Dr. Anne DavisCreated Jul 6 2010 - 7:00am 

By Dr. Anne Davis [1], Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health

July 6, 2010 - 7:00am

Abortion does not cause mental illness. The very idea of “abortion trauma syndrome” is a myth. Period. In my years of treating women as an ob-gyn, I have never seen a patient who developed a serious psychiatric problem just because she had an abortion.

Askins tells Tulsa Democrats not to give up hope

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jari Askins explains her political strategy in terms of the fable "The Tortoise and the Hare."

"I always thought that was a really good story when I was a kid," she said. "Now I'm loving it."

Askins' position as an underdog to Republican Mary Fallin in the Nov. 2 general election is not new. Since entering statewide politics five years ago, she has made a habit of winning from behind with quiet, understated campaigns that are long on personal contact and short on hyperbole.

"I'm the tortoise, not the hare," she said. "I'm a workhorse, not a show horse."

Oklahoma's teen birth rate fifth-highest in U.S.

By GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer

Published: 9/16/2010  3:16 AM



The number of teen girls giving birth in Oklahoma in 2008 was more than double the number of female freshmen entering the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University that fall semester, according to a recent data analysis.


Oklahoma's teen birth rates rose between 2005 and 2007, moving up a notch to the fifth highest in the country, according to the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy.



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