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Researcher challenges popular belief By Maryangela Layman Milwaukee (CNS) - Shoddy research has led the public into believing that women who have abortions experience little or no impact on their emotional life, said a psychotherapist at a Milwau- kee conference on post-abortion heal- ing. "We have all been misled by shoddy research that purports to tell the truth, but in fact the truth has not been told," Remodeling - Additions - Decks and Siding Licensed & Bonded. Call 753-7698, GOINES CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Looking for natural mother, male born 8/1/50 in Stamford, CT named Richard C.Syska. Mother - Billy Jean was 18, father from Pelham, NY. Please write to 68 Sisson Rd. Harwichpt, MA 02646. Billy Jean now has a natural grandchild - Alex, 5 yrs. old. Wanted 50 to 100 people who want to lose 10 to 20 Ibs. a month. Call Deedee at 377-1631. Thank you Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Jude for favors received. - I.S. Thank you Sacred Heart & St. Jude. - T.C.S. Thanks to St. Jude for favors received. - R.M.H. Thank you Sacred Heart and St. Jude. - J.M. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES: $1.50 per fine (5 words pe~ line ). Deadine is Wednesday, 12 noon...len days prior to pul:~cak~. Mail your ad wi~h a chock to O_ASSIFIEDS c/o Arkansas Catholic, P O Box 7417 Lit~ Rock, AR 72217 Carl Ron Hail, 6640340, ext. 326 or lax your das.~fied ad, 664-9075. BELL it IN IHE CLRSBI[ IEI 8. said Dr. Vincent Rue, co.director of the Institute for Abortion Recovery and Research in Portsmouth, NH. Rue is co-author of Psychological Aftermath of Abortion, one of the source materials used by former Sur- geon General C. Everett Koop in pre- paring his findings on the health risks of abortion, which was released in 1989. Commenting on the findings, Rue said Koop "found the data available do not support the premise that abortion PAGE 14 ARKANSAS CATHOLIC SEPTEMBER 16, 19g0['!i does or does not contribute to psycho- psychological-social stressor." ] logical problems .... He did conclude Rue said that from what he [ correctly that the research is very flawed, determined psychologically, aborti0JiP [ He cited a 1985 study which found"a negative experience for m0i! [ that 84 percent of women who had women." abortions and were questioned three weeks afterward felt relief. "Generally when you take stress off the shoulders of people, they feel re- lief," Rue said. "We are here to say abortion is a relief experience on one plane but it similarly is a stressor, a L This is the second in a four-part series of of a pregnancy. It's just the removal of fetal essays on abortion by Bishop Edward T. Hughes tissue. It's only the exercise of a woman's ofMetuchen, NJ. Bishop AndrewJ. McDonald right to privacy. It's a matter of a woman of Little Rock has said: "I make my own the having control of her reproductive rights. sentiments expressed by my fellow bishop, Edward It's the American way to be 'pro-choice'." IIughes of Metueherg NJ." Perhaps you remember the cry 9f the President of the National Organization for The English author, Alexander Pope, Women during the fall elections--a Cry once wrote: "Vice is a monster of so frequently reproduced on TV and radio: frightfull mien, As 'We're not killing babies; we're saving lives." to be hated needs There is no bigger lie than that; no deeper but to be seen; Yet deceit than to claim abortion does not kill seen too oft, fa- babies. miliar with her Sadly, much of our society and some of face, We first en- our own Catholic politicians have chosen dure, then pity, to live by this hypocrisy. And so we who then embrace." believe in the sanctity of life, we who claim Perhaps there is to be Catholics must speak the truth and no more apt and call the evil, evil; label the darkness, dark- penetrating de- ness. Abortion cannot be disguised by eu- scripfion of today's phemisms. While it can take different society than these forms, abortion is the killing of an innocent words written well child in the mother's womb. It can be the over two centuries ago. We were a society violent destruction of an unborn baby. It once that recognized the horror of abor- can be the savage dismemberment of a tion; saw it as a monster of frightful rtien, helpless, tortured infant. It can be the and hated the very thought of killing in- ripping apart of the body of another human nocent unborn children. But oh, how being. But always, it is the unjust taking of tragically our society has changed, and in human life. It is a violation of God's law. It so short a time! We have become overly is a rebellion against God's love. It iswrong. familiar with the face of vice and today not It is immoral. It throws away God's preo only endure the tragedy of wanton killing, cious gift of life. but find large segments of our nation en- If ever we could witness personally the thusiastically embracing the policy of the actual destructive, violent attack on the continued killing of these innocent chil- child in the womb; if ever we could talk dren. The pro-abortionists tell us that it's directly to a doctor who once performed not enough that over 24 million children abortions until the horror of his own actions have been slaughtered; our country must wrenched him from the killing; then we preserve the right to slaughter untold rail- would be desperately sickened by what lions more. abortion really is. For me, it is hard to write We are becoming a nation that substi- so harshly, even about the horror of. tutes euphemisms for values, and clever abortion. I want to preach God's gentle love slogans for convictions. The pro-abortion- and reconciliation, the mercy of the Lord. ists have become masters of the deceitful I feel deep compassion for people afraid phrase. "Abortion is simply the termination and anxious, caught in so many relendess pressures that impel them towards wt~t seems the easy, quick solution of aborfi0n' I do not speak from a position of self" righteousness; rather, I speak all too con" scious of my own weakness. But the truth is, abortion is killing an innocent, unbor~ child and killing is never the solution./~ your bishop, I must speak the truth ~d condemn the hypocrisy, the campaign of deceit. As Catholics, as followers of christ, you too must speak the truth~in your words and in your lives. In another article, I will try to look at ways to speak the truth, at our personal responsibilities to protect and defend life, The purpose of this article has been to plead for honesty, for the tru,tl]: We canlaO~ be deceived by the so-called pro-choiCe.~ rhetoric. To be pro-choice" in our day and our nation means to favor recognizing the right of a woman, or her doctor, or some one else to kill an innocent, unborn child!; i This is the truth that no rhetoric can hide,! [ It means to deny God's right as the Authr~: [ of life; it means to ignore~I-Iis command to cherish that life. It means tolerating tlae ! horror of abortion; it means embracing a [ monster of violent and frightful mien. I Together, as Catholics, as women a d. :[ men of good conscience, we must pray a work to end the violence and the killing; that a pro-abortion, "pro-choice" poliCY brings to our nation. Surely, we who deC the violence of abortion must be gentle a dq compassionate towards those struggli g i under terrible pressures and fears, surely, i. we must help, not condemn. Surely we rnUS '/ be messengers of God's mercy, bringerS 0 new hope. 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