Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The Scare Tactics underlying Claims about Abortion Causing Mental Health Problems

I'm still waiting for my "rapid resonse" to Priscilla Coleman's article claiming abortion to cause mental health problems to appear at the British Journal of Psychiatry website. For my earlier posts on this matter, see here, here, here and here.

In the meantime I may point interested readers to a post by James C. Coyne (clinical health psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Health Psychology, University of Groningen), who runs a blog attached to the Psychology Today magazine. Coyne exposes the underlying political agenda of Coleman and her associates and makes the claim that, combined with the many faults of her article, this makes a case for there being an undisclosed conflict of interest. Further reason for suspecting such conflicts instead attach to BJP itself, since one of its associate editors is a loudly outspoken pro life activist known for letting ideological or political conviction dictate research findings.

Stay tuned!