Monday, March 30, 2009

The Realities of Abortion

Life Site News reported that a 15-year-old girl died after receiving an abortion. She did not take the antibiotic prescription home with her and died from a bacterial infection 5 days later. Her death was preventable in so many ways.

The article also gave some statistics that refute an argument that many pro-abortionists use: if abortion were illegal, a huge number of women would die from "back-alley" abortions. These statistics indicate that this argument is false.

by Hilary White,

"Despite the claims of the abortion lobby that legal abortion has answered the problem of the "thousands" or "tens of thousands" of women dying from "illegal back-alley abortions," researchers have found that legal abortions rank as the fifth leading cause of maternal death in the United States. In 1972, the year before abortion was legalised in the US, the Centers for Disease Control reported 39 abortion related deaths.

A recent study of pregnancy-associated deaths in Finland has shown that the risk of dying within a year after an abortion is several times higher than the risk of dying after miscarriage or childbirth. The statistical analysis unit of Finland's National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health found that women who obtained abortions were 76 percent more likely to die in the following year than non-pregnant women. The research found that of 281 women who had died within a year of their last pregnancy between 1987 and 1994, 27 died after giving birth, 48 after having had miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies, and 101 after having had abortions.

The leading causes of abortion related deaths are haemorrhage, infection, embolism, anaesthesia, and undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies."

Read the full story here.

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