Real issue here psychological harm

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Editor: Re: “Post-abortion harms due to intolerance”, Malcolm Murray, Stratford. Murray states, “Any psychological harm to women who have had abortions is more likely due to a certain segment of society’s intolerance than anything to do with a medical procedure.”

Perhaps a more logical reason for the psychological harm to women may be due to the fact that this “medical procedure” terminates the life of the unborn child in her womb. Guilt and regret can be sincere and real consequences of one’s conscience resulting from the decision to have an abortion. There may be similar feelings of grief post-abortion as there would be for the loss of an unborn child due to natural causes.

The issue here is not about tolerance; it is about those women who suffer real psychological harm due to their decision to have an abortion.

Larry LeBlanc,

Charlottetown

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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