Koop report. Surgeon General of the United States

RealChoice: On this day: Reagan orders the Koop Report

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Somehow we all managed to survive without my being transfused. The health effects of abortion on women are not easily separated from the hotly debated social issues that surround the practice of abortion. As expected, Koop was nominated to be Surgeon General of the United States by Reagan later in 1981. Is it any wonder his data were skewed? After basking in the praise of the major media outlets, he was once again being exposed to attack for every word he might write in criticism of that sacred cow, abortion. But I have concluded in my review of this issue that, at this time, the available scientific evidence about the psychological sequelae of abortion simply cannot support either the preconceived beliefs of those pro-life or of those pro-choice.

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Surgeon General C. Everett Koop Salutes the Grave of the Late Surgeon General Luther Terry

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The practices and philosophies of Dr. To advance this moral argument, evidence of fetal development is relevant but scarred uteruses are not. Scientific, medical, psychological, and public health experts were consulted. This assertion is straight from George Walter's unauthorized report, which we have already established was written and approved by people who make absurdly broad and insupportable statements about abortion's safety. Thousands of small clips from records puzzled together into new songs. Koop was able to establish the nation's first neonatal surgical intensive care unit there in 1956. In addition, as a noted pediatric surgeon he had provided important leadership in the effort to safeguard the rights of handicapped infants who were being threatened with neglect, starvation, and organ harvesting.

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Challenging an Epidemic of Misinformation

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Everett Koop sent to President Reagan in 1989, reporting to the President on the question of the health effects of abortion on women. In their view and mine, the data do not support the premise that abortion does or does not cause or contribute to psychological problems. It has been documented that after abortion there can be infertility, a damaged cervix, miscarriage, premature birth, low birth weight babies, etc. I met privately with 27 different groups which had philosophical, social, medical, or other professional interests in the abortion issue. The research and preparations for the planned report evidently became largely the task of one George Walter.

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Challenging an Epidemic of Misinformation

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Like those addicted to heroin or cocaine, nicotine addicts use the drug compulsively, develop tolerance to it and suffer physical withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit, the report said. Although many smokers, like many drug addicts, quit on their own, they also show relapse rates similar to those seen in addicts who withdraw from illicit drugs, Koop said. Terry and his committee defined cigarette smoking of nicotine as not an. It is to be noted that when pregnancy, whether wanted or unwanted, comes to full term and delivery, there is a well documented, low incidence of adverse mental health effects. Any statements by Koop on the safety of abortion are based on what appear to be a concerted effort by abortion advocates to turn the Surgeon General into an abortion industry spokesman.

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Koop

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To do such a study that would be above criticism would consume a great deal of time. On the other hand, those who are not pro-life say the are not pro-abortion; rather, they refer to themselves as pro-choice and supporters of a woman's right to choose abortion. . All of these studies were reviewed and the more significant studies were evaluated by staff in several of the Agencies of the Public Health Service against appropriate criteria and were found to be flawed methodologically. But, I further conclude that these events are difficult to quantify and difficult to prove as abortion sequelae for two reasons. A review of the scientific literature, the expertise of the Public Health Service, and the experience of national organizations with an interest in this issue form the basis for my conclusion.

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For life as it is

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Koop instructed Walter to shelve the draft, and not to release any report about abortion from his office. The surgeon general must be appointed from individuals who 1 are members of the Regular Corps of the U. The report said smokers perform better on some cognitive tasks after smoking a cigarette, including tasks requiring sustained attention. He was interviewed by for comedic effect. Indeed, there are not a few who have very little sympathy for women who suffer post-abortion problems. It is also true that some who are pro-choice are personally opposed to abortion. If you have information regarding the copyright owner, please contact us at profiles nlm.

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Abortion

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Koop at the time of their donation to the Library in 2003. In October 1986, he was finally authorized to issue a. While they acknowledge that any surgical procedure done 1. I also remember that there was no alcohol at any of our meetings. The 618-page report, 'The Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction,' was unveiled in Washington Monday. The surgeon general is also the ultimate award authority for several public health awards and decorations, the highest of which that can be directly awarded is the the highest award bestowed by board action is the.

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Challenging an Epidemic of Misinformation

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The jumbled results continue to plague both Dr. Evidence continues to mount, however, that the physical and psychological harm of abortion is widespread, and anyone committed to women's health should be paying attention to the studies that continue to be released, and should be calling for the kind of comprehensive analysis which Dr. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and women who had had abortions. According to a Koop aide, he had been ill for several months and had suffered the previous week. Government Accountability 27 August 1974.

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