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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Some Real Issues Surrounding Abortion, or the Current Practice of Abortion is Unscientific

Posted by on Feb 28, 2006 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Copyright 1993, The Journal of Clinical Ethics. May not be copied without the express written permission of JCE jce@clinicalethics.com. The four conclusions drawn from “Prolonged Grieving after Abortion.” By Douglas Brown, Thomas E. Elkins and David B. Arson, appear to be justified on the basis of clinical observations rather than research. The authors could have made greater used of their clinical observations to elaborate on the deductions since they used no statistical tests of significance. Their observation that guilt is more frequent among women who felt coerced to have an abortion...

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Observations – Febuary 2002

Posted by on Feb 27, 2002 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ambivalence. Everybody is ambivalent about everything almost all the time. If you respond to one side of the ambivalence you push a person definitely to the other. The harder you push, the harder they are resolved to defend their apparent position which isn’t necessarily their position at all. This difficulty is reflected in opinion polls and bad research which don’t allow people to respond on a continuum between the extremes e.g. “always” and “never”. Dying. You don’t die until you are tired of living. You become tired of living when: a) the pain won’t go away, b) you...

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The Emotional and Physical Effects of Pregnancy Loss on the Woman and Her Family

Posted by on May 29, 2000 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

*Tables are not included. For a full text and table version of this article, please contact: mtjoy@vanisle.net Introduction Truth has never been accepted in its day.  We thank God for a few intrepid investigators and wise communicators, otherwise many uncomfortable facts would never be known.  This is particularly true for all those insights which make us most uncomfortable.  Truth about the effects of abortion on the family is probably the most discomforting and the least welcome evidence the world must deal with today. We should not be surprised that the wholesale killing of innocent...

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Abortion and Family Psychology: A Study in Progress

Posted by on Sep 14, 1999 in Parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This article was originally published in the Canadian Journal of Diagnosis, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 113-119, 1999. For reprint information please see the Pioneer Publishing Order Form in our resource section. Abortion and Family Psychology: A Study in Progrss Philip G. Ney, M.D., M.A., F.R.C.P.(C.), F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., R.Psych. Fifteen year old Susan was referred by her family physician because she had become increasingly moody and irritable, dropping out of various school activities, experimenting with drugs and found to be reading books about suicide and death. She had a rapid series of...

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Easy Death as a Viable Option

Posted by on Apr 20, 1987 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Philip G. Ney, MD, MA, FRCPC, FRANZCP, RPsych April 1987 “I will neither prescribe a deadly drug to anyone if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.” This injunction of the Corupus Hippocraticum[1] was intended to restrain early Greek physicians. Influenced by their cultural belief that illness was evil, those doctors might abandon or poison patients who did not improve. Some modern physicians with confidence in the predictable efficacy of antibiotics and surgery have the same difficulty in dealing with patients who will not respond or whom nobody wants...

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