"Depression and substance abuse plague about half of ...women who reported having an abortion, according to a new study out of Canada. The University of Manitoba study published in the current issue of the Canadian Journal of Psychology, suggests there's an association between mental disorders and abortion and that doctors should screen for a history of abortion in women who present symptoms of anxiety, mood disorders and substance abuse."
In our hearts, I think we all already know these findings.
One of more horrible effects of sin on humanity is the clear disconnect between body and soul (the worst being our disconnect between us and God). A life of faith will repair this disconnect, but only if it it lived authentically, vigilantly and completely.