On Tuesday the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a law in South Dakota requiring that doctors tell their patients considering abortions that the abortion procedure increases her risk of committing suicide.
Considering the great post abortive impact on a woman’s physical and mental health, this is a reasonable decision that should be supported by pro-abortion and pro-life advocates. However; Planned Parenthood of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and other pro-abortion organizations have all rallied against the law for the last seven years since it was passed.
Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior narrates the below video.
Kimberly, A Member of Silent No More, shares her story after having had an abortion a few years prior to being married and having a daughter. She says:
“Although I loved my daughter and wanted to see her grow up, get married, and have children of her own, I constantly thought of suicide. It was better to die than to feel empty inside. I loved my little girl. But my heart was broken, yet I refused to understand why. “
Not all women have suicidal thoughts, but many women struggle after having an abortion. and because of this woman considering abortion should be warned. I applaud South Dakota and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals for valuing the woman’s life enough that she is warned of the increased risk of suicide in women who have abortions.