Letters to the Editor

APA board member

Posted by on Feb 17, 2008 in Letters to the Editor | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney © 15/2/08 Dear APA board member………..                                                                                                                        I am heartened to hear the American Psychological Association is having done a critical review of the evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of induced abortion. I am pleased to learn the APA has taken the position that abortion “should be treated like any other medical procedure”. My own...

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APA Committee on Abortion

Posted by on Feb 17, 2008 in Letters to the Editor | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney © 8/2/08 Re:   I am pleased to learn of the APA’s desire to review the evidence on the benefits and harms attributed to induced abortion.  It is wise that you take the position that abortion should be considered like every other medical procedure.  After all it is a medical and/or surgical procedure, done by medical staff in medical facilities usually paid for by medical funding and controlled by medical licensing bodies.  The problem of how to regard the provision of this service to society and women in particular has arisen primarily because physicians have...

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Letter to the Editor Re: Abortion as Medicine: Response to Andrea Mrozek’s piece in the National Post

Posted by on Sep 14, 2007 in Letters to the Editor | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, MA, FRCPC, RPsych © September 17, 2007 Re: Abortion as Medicine: Response to Andrea Mrozek’s piece in the National Post Ms. Mrozek made a brave attempt to tackle a very touchy subject but missed some essential features.  The most salient and most often forgotten of these is that because abortion is a medical procedure, performed by medical personal, in medical facilities and paid for by medical funds, it must come under all the constraints imposed on the practice of medicine by the medical profession and by the government.  It should, but for some curious reason it...

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Letter to the Editor- Abortion as Medecine

Posted by on Sep 14, 2007 in Letters to the Editor, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, MA, FRCPC, RPsych © September 17, 2007 Re: Abortion as Medicine: Response to Andrea Mrozek’s piece in the National Post Ms. Mrozek made a brave attempt to tackle a very touchy subject but missed some essential features.  The most salient and most often forgotten of these is that because abortion is a medical procedure, performed by medical personal, in medical facilities and paid for by medical funds, it must come under all the constraints imposed on the practice of medicine by the medical profession and by the government.  It should, but for some curious reason it...

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Letter to the Editor – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Posted by on Jul 14, 2007 in Letters to the Editor, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Letter to the Editor – Canadian Medical Association Journal Philip G. Ney, MD, MA, FRCPC, RPsych © July 2006 Re: “The unwanted child-when things go wrong.” Dear Editor: The old idea of aborting “unwanted children” for the sake of children is both farcical and fatal. a) There is no evidence that aborting unwanted children has lessened child mistreatment. b) Strong evidence indicates that as the rates of abortion increased, so did the rates of child abuse. (1,2,3) c) The studies of high rates of delinquency, etc. in the unwanted children born to women who were...

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Letter to the Editor – Canadian Medical Association Journal Re: “Abortion: ensuring access”

Posted by on Jul 17, 2006 in Letters to the Editor | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, MA, FRCPC, RPsych © July 2006 Re: “Abortion: ensuring access” Before definitively forming an opinion on the editorial “Abortion: ensuring access” by Rodgers and Downie, I would like to ask them a few questions; Why is abortion considered a “key component” to women’s health? What is the scientific evidence that abortion is good and/or essential for women? How can abortion be a “constitutionally protected right” for women, and at the same time, the practice of abortion be “regulated like any other medical...

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