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>UK Psychiatrists urge informed consent for abortion

>The United Kingdom’s Royal College of Psychiatrists have released a statement on the correlation of mental health status and subsequent mental illness after elective, intentional abortion. London’s Times and Daily Mail are cover the story.

While acknowledging that women can experience mental illness after normal full term birth, the doctors rightly note that if a woman has mental illness, she may not be competent to give informed consent.

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  1. >Politics is annoying. After reading the article, I see no problem with what the RCP is suggesting. It makes perfect sense to me. But, as a result of my debates with Americans, when I first read the title of your post I felt an instinct to oppose it – because I am used to the American doublespeak, where 'informed consent' is a codephrase meaning 'Scare the women away by forcing doctors to tell them horror stories of tortured babies, unlikely complications and breast cancer.'

    Posted by Suricou Raven | April 1, 2008, 11:22 pm

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