Friday, April 22, 2011
Iowa Governor Promotes Myth of "Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome" by Declaring April "Abortion Recovery Month"
Feminist Majority Foundation, Feminist News: Iowa Governor Declares April "Abortion Recovery Month":
Iowa Republican Governor Terry Branstad declared the month of April "Abortion Recovery Month" yesterday to "promote abortion recovery programs and awareness of post-abortion stress syndrome." Minnesota and Texas governors have made similar proclamations in their states in the last year.
Branstad was joined at the signing ceremony by representatives from anti-choice organizations and crisis pregnancy centers (CPC). CPCs often post as comprehensive health centers, while coercing and intimidating women out of considering abortion as an option, and preventing women from receiving neutral and comprehensive medical advice.