Studies – General Research

Half of Women Using Prescription Drugs That Harm Unborn Children Get Abortion (BJOG, 2009)

  Half of Women Using Prescription Drugs That Harm Unborn Children Get Abortion  New research out of Canada shows that half of women who use prescription drugs that harm their unborn children ultimately wind up having an abortion. The statistics is so high that the lead author of the new study says the numbers left him shocked and surprised. Anick Berard of the University of Montreal headed the new study that examined data from the Quebec Pregnancy Registry on 109,344 women between the ages of 15 and 45. They study found 6,871 pregnant women consumed one of 11 prescription drugs known to be harmful to their unborn child during either the first, second or third trimester of pregnancy. Of those women, 3,229, or nearly 47 percent, had an abortion, 6 percent miscarried and 8.2 percent of the women gave birth to who a baby with major congenital malformations resulting from the use of the harmful drugs. "I never expected such results and I was extremely surprised," Berard said in a statement about the new research. “If there are 80,000 births in Quebec per year, a one percent difference translates into an additional 800 children born with serious malformations,” she said. The results make it appear more educational work needs to be done to show women how certain drugs are harmful if taken during pregnancy. Berard, currently a visiting professor at the Universite Claude Bernard in Lyon, France, said she is concerned there are 11,400 prescriptions for dangerous medicines to treat acne, anxiety and epilepsy that increase the risk of malformations by 30 percent yet are freely available without proper...

Finnish Study: 20 Percent of Women Using Abortion Drug Face Medical Complications (O&G, 10/09)

Finnish Study: 20 Percent of Women Using Abortion Drug Face Medical Complications Planned Parenthood says "Our monitoring shows that mifepristone medication abortion continues to be a safe abortion option." The distributor of Mifeprex (the trade name for RU 486) says that "Mifeprex is 92-95% effective for safely ending early pregnancy." But a new study from Finland says that 20% of the women using the abortion pill suffer at least one significant complication. Nearly 4% reported two or more complications or "adverse events." The record-based study, "Immediate Complications After Medical Compared with Surgical Termination of Pregnancy," appeared in the October 2009 issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. A team of Finnish Researchers headed by Maarit Niinimi of the Oulu University Hospital looked at all abortions, surgical and chemical, performed up to 63 days after gestation, in Finland between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2006. To identify and tally the complications, researchers looked at all abortion patient inpatient and outpatient visits occurring within 42 days after the abortion. A national health records system enables researchers to track the medical outcomes with individual patients over time. Researchers found that 15.6 % percent of those undergoing chemical abortions hemorrhaged, 1.7% encountered infection, and 6.7% had incomplete abortions. Less than a tenth of 1% of women aborting chemically reported the other adverse events measured by the study – injury, thromboembolic disease (e.g., pulmonary embolism), psychiatric morbidity (e.g., depression, psychoses), or death. But it should be noted that any latent psychological or physical consequences (such as impaired fertility) might not be manifest at 42 days post abortion. A few things are very much...

Past Abortion Might be a Factor in Autoimmune Diseases (2001-2007)

Summary: Past Abortion Might be a Factor in Autoimmune Diseases Larger than normal feto-maternal transfer of cells occurs after an abortion. Factor in autoimmune diseases. In human pregnancies, bi-directional transfer of living maternal and embryonic cells begins with the implantation of the embryo and continues throughout the pregnancy. Maternal cells pass into the fetal circulation and fetal cells pass into the maternal circulation. When fetal cells enter into the mother's circulation, they can exist via reproduction in maternal tissues for decades after the pregnancy and lead to fetal microchimerism (FMc). Maternal cells also enter into the fetal circulation, where they can exist via reproduction in the child's tissues long after birth of the child, even into adulthood and lead to maternal microchimerism (MMc).1 Studies have found that MMc in a newborn is usually benign or beneficial, but is associated with a spectrum of chronic inflammatory diseases.1 In addition to a child acquiring the MMc directly from his/her mother, microchimerism is also possible to be derived from an older sibling. Cells originating from the gestation of an older sibling could exist via uterine placental connection to the fetus of a subsequent pregnancy.1 A 2001 study found that a larger than normal fetomaternal transfer of cells occurs after an abortion.2,3 Subsequent analysis of published research, that included pregnancy history information, concluded that fetal loss was significantly associated with the development of microchimerism.4 Additionally, the effect of procreation with multiple partners has been identified as a possible influence on the development of microchimerism. Researchers found that women who had children with more than one partner had higher mortality rates than those who...

Abortion or Childbirth: Which is Worse for Teens? (2006)

Is Having an Unplanned Birth Worse for Teens Than Abortion?   Editor's Note: The following article originally appeared in The Post-Abortion Review in 2006.   With the recent news of a rash of pregnancies among girls at a high school in Massachusetts, it seems everyone is agreeing that teen pregnancy is a problem. But are teens who abort better off than teens who carry an "unwanted" pregnancy to term?   Not according to a study published in  the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. The study found that adolescent girls who abort unintended pregnancies are five times more likely to seek subsequent help for psychological and emotional problems compared to their peers who carry "unwanted" pregnancies to term.1 Dr. Priscilla Coleman, a research psychologist at Bowling Green State University, also found that adolescents who had abortions were over three times more likely to report subsequent trouble sleeping and nine times more likely to report subsequent marijuana use. The results were compiled after examining 17 other control variables, like prior mental health history and family factors, that might also influence subsequent mental health.   The data was drawn from a federally-funded longitudinal study of adolescents from throughout the U.S. who participated in two series of interviews in 1995 and 1996. About 76 percent of girls who had abortions and 80 percent of girls who gave birth were between the ages of 15 and 19 during the survey, with the remainder being younger.   This study is particularly important because it examines pregnancy "wantedness," in addition to a large number of other control variables.   Over the last several years, numerous studies...

Abortion Grief Studies, 2004 – 2007

Complicated Grief After Traumatic Loss: a 14-month Follow up Study Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2007 Dec;257(8):437-43.   Kersting A, Kroker K, Steinhard J, Lüdorff K, Wesselmann U, Ohrmann P, Arolt V, Suslow T.       Department of Psychiatry, University of Muenster, Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 11, 48129, Muenster, Germany. [email protected]       The traumatic loss of an unborn child after TOP due to fetal malformation and/or severe chromosomal disorders in late pregnancy is a major life-event and a potential source of serious psychological problems for those women. To obtain information on the course of grief following a traumatic loss, 62 women who had undergone TOP between the 15th and 32nd gestational week were investigated in a longitudinal study design and compared with 65 women after spontaneous delivery of a full-term healthy child. Grief, posttraumatic stress, depression, anxiety and psychiatric disorders were evaluated 14 days, 6 months and 14 months after the event, implementing validated self-report and clinician rated instruments. Compared to women after spontaneous delivery, women after induced TOP were significantly more stressed regarding all psychological outcomes at all three measuring points.       Especially, 14 months after TOP 13.7% of the women fulfilled all criteria of a complicated grief diagnoses following Horowitz et al. (1997, Am J Psychiat 154:7904-7910). 16.7% were diagnosed as having a manifest psychiatric disorder according to DSM-IV. All in all, 25% of these women were critically affected by the traumatic loss. TOP for fetal anomaly is to be seen as a major life event, which causes complicated grief reactions and psychiatric disorders for a substantial number of women.       PMID: 17629729 [PubMed – indexed for...

Women Having Abortions More Likely to be Abused by Partner (ANZJPH, 4/07)

Published by researchers at La Trobe University in Australia, the study finds that women who are abused by their partners are more likely to have an abortion of an unexpected pregnancy than to keep the baby. Women having abortions were also more likely to be from lower income families.The researchers studied 9,683 young Australian women between the ages of 22 and 27. The information came from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health, which contains health data compiled by the government. Women who had abortions in their teens or early 20s were more likely to have been abused by a partner than those who carried the pregnancy to term, they found. The scientists published the results of the study in today's edition [3April07] of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. In their article, they wrote, "'Women experiencing violence and abuse can be subject to coercive sex and unprotected intercourse, leading to a higher rate of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies." Angela Taft and Lyndsey Watson led the study and Taft said that young women appear to have less control over sex or contraception decisions when they're with an abusive partner. "'You could say that young women don't feel they have the right to say no," she said. "What can society do about this problem?" Dr. Taft asks. "The take home message is that if we want to reduce the rate of abortion and unwanted pregnancy in Australia, especially among teenagers, we need to reduce violence against women." "Also healthcare providers and pregnancy counseling services should ask women seeking [abortions] about their experiences of partner abuse and if...

Abortion: Adverse Effects in a Nutshell (updated May 2013)

Women Need to Know, and have The RIGHT to Know…   The Effects to Their Bodies    The Effects to Their Future Children MENTAL HEALTH                    PRETERM DELIVERY/BIRTH DEATH                                 LABOR COMPLICATIONS BREAST CANCER                    PROBLEMS WITH THE PLACENTA                                         All Can Lead to –> DISABILITIES IN FUTURE BABIES   BREAST CANCER CONNECTION Women Have the Right to Know: there are Two Breast Cancer Risks Associated with Abortion All experts recognize the first risk:– that abortion denies women an opportunity to reduce their risk for breast cancer through childbearing. Scientists only debate the second risk: — known as the "independent link."         Eight medical organizations and a bioethics journal recognize the independent link – that abortion leaves a woman with more cancer-vulnerable cells than she had before she became pregnant. An additional medical group, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has called for "full disclosure" of a "highly plausible" relationship between abortion and the disease.         Overwhelming evidence of a cause-effect relationship is supported by… 1. A biological explanation which scientists have been unable to disprove and do not challenge [ http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/biology/index.htm ]. 2. A study on rats. 3. Epidemiological research.             Scientists began extensive research [ http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/ABC_Research/index.htm ] on the abortion-breast cancer link in 1957. Why didn’t the government and cancer fundraising businesses want women to know about the existence of this research? If they cared about women’s health, they would have revealed their research to the public.         According to the "Annual Report to...

Aborting Women More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol (12/07)

WOMEN HAVING ABORTIONS MORE LIKELY TO ABUSE DRUGS, ALCOHOL STUDY SHOWS. Women who have abortions are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol compared with those who carry a pregnancy to term, a new Australian study shows.   The results of the study are important given that the American Psychological Association is preparing another review of the literature on how abortion adversely affects women. The study involved 1,122 women born at Mater hospital in the 1980s who were tracked following their birth. Kaeleen Dingle, of the University of Queensland, reported the results at a recent meeting of the World Psychiatric Association at a conference in Melbourne. About one-third of the women in the group had abortions and those who did were three times more likely to abuse hard drugs like heroin or meth than women who were never pregnant or kept their baby. The women who had abortions were also twice as likely to be an alcoholic or engage in binge drinking and 1.5 times more likely to suffer from depression. Dingle talked with the Australian Associated Press about the study. "This is a very interesting but also very controversial finding and it still remains to be seen what exactly the connection is," she said. "It might be that women who have abortions are also more likely to live a riskier and more abusive lifestyle but there's also some evidence to suggest the procedure itself could put women on that path," Dingle told AAP. "So these women, from my findings, seem to be definitely more affected in some ways," Dingle concluded. The results aren't surprising given that other studies...

Abortion Hurts Women, Part III: Teen Abortion

Detrimental Effects of Adolescent Abortion, 1971-1988 Studies  Adolescents Report Increased Isolation, Repeat Pregnancy Following Abortion, 1977 Adolescents Replace Pregnancies Following Abortion, 1978 Repeat Abortion Harmful to Adolescence, 1987/1988  Coerced Abortion in Adolescence Risks Serious Psychological Problems, 1985  Anniversary Reactions, 1981  Immature Coping Defenses Used Following Adolescent Abortion, 1988  Abortion is a Risk Factor in Adolescent Suicide Attempts, 1986…  Detrimental Effects of Adolescent Abortion, 1971-1988 Studies It is of particular importance to identify abortion risk factors in adolescents not only for counseling and public policy reasons, but also to assist judges to determine whether or not an abortion may be in the "best interests" of an adolescent. Over one-fourth of the abortions in the U.S. are performed on women under 20 years of age, yet few studies compare adolescents with adults in their ability to cope with abortion. Campbell, Franco and Jurs (1988) in a study at the Medical College of Ohio compared 35 women who had their abortions as teenagers with 36 women who had abortions after the age of 20. They found that teenagers were significantly more likely to report marital difficulties in their family of origin, to attempt suicide after abortion, to have severe nightmares following abortion, and to be less likely to report being coerced into abortion. In addition, the adolescents had significantly higher scores on scales measuring antisocial traits, paranoia, drug abuse, and psychotic delusions. The authors concluded that adolescents are more likely to use immature defenses such as projection, denial or "acting out" after abortion and that these immature coping defenses might become permanent.   Barglow and Weinstein (1973) observed the effects of abortion...

Detrimental Effects of Adolescent Abortion (1986)

This is another older study (1986) showing the effects of abortion on teenagers.    Acute and Long Term Consequences of Adolescents Who Choose Abortions Frank Biro, M.D.; Linda Wildey, MSN; Paula Hillard, M.D.; Jerome Rauh, M.D. Psychosocial Consequences The issue of unwanted pregnancy among teenagers has received widespread national attention (eg. Time, 9 Dec 1985). This paper will examine the process by which a teenager decides to continue or terminate the pregnancy as well as the acute and long-term medical and psychosocial sequelae of abortion at adolescence. The majority of adolescent pregnancies are unintended. In 1981, there were 1,343,200 pregnancies among women under 20 years of age. In the same year, there were 448,570 legal abortions for women under the age of 20. (1) Legal abortion [has] a serious complication rate of 0.4% (2)… The highest abortion rate of any group is in the 18-19 year-old age group (61.8 per 1000)…Adolescents are less likely than older women to approve of abortion…the experience of the procedure itself is considered by many teens to be stressful and associated with feelings of guilt, depression, and a sense of isolation (6,8,9) These feelings are especially negative with abortifacient instillations (6) in which the teenager undergoes labor and delivers a dead fetus, often in isolation. Parental involvement with the adolescent who undergoes an abortion has a mixed influence, although the younger teen does better with parental support. The negative consequences are short-term and are mitigated with support from the partner before, during, and after the procedure. (9) When compared to adult women, adolescents tend to obtain abortions at later gestational ages, and younger adolescents...

Men, Young Men, & Abortion (1977 – 2007)

There has not been a great deal of research on men & abortion. However, older studies are posted here to show what has been known for decades.    Male Adolescent Conflicts in Abortion The impact of abortion on adolescent males has been little studied. In a study of 35 adolescent males whose sexual partners were undergoing abortion at Bronx Municipal Hospital, most prominent were regressive wishes for nurturance, competition with one's own father, and efforts to meet parental ego ideals of maturity and responsibility. Cases examined in detail revealed rage, fear of abandonment and total despair. AA Rothstein, Journal of Youth and Adolescence 7(2): 203-204 (1978).  [Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change Newsletter, vol 3, no 3, Fall 1990; http://www.abortionresearch.us/] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Men and Abortion While all family members are deeply affected by the aftermath of abortion, the hardest hit, next to the mother, must shrely be the father. While men do not physically experience the trauma of abortion, the emotional rending there. It is a child the man helped create who dies."Unable to bear children themselves and powerless to prevent their partners from terminating a pregnancy, men who care are the silent sufferers, bewildered and frustrated by their emotional responses." According to psychologist Dr. Vincent Rue, "For men, in particular, the abortion experience is a gnawing paradox. At a time when more men than ever are involved in changing roles and being more involved with their children…men are systematically excluded from the right to be involved in life or death decisions affecting their children's lives."9 This exclusion of fathers from the abortion decision certainly suits proponents...

Detrimental Effects of Adolescent Abortion (1977 – 1990)

Several older studies are briefly described below. They are posted on this website in an effort to show how much information and research have been available – and ignored – for decades.   Detrimental Effects of Adolescent Abortion  It is of particular importance to identify abortion risk factors in adolescents not only for counseling and public policy reasons, but also to assist judges to determine whether or not an abortion may be in the "best interests" of an adolescent. Over one-fourth of the abortions in the U.S. are performed on women under 20 years of age, yet few studies compare adolescents with adults in their ability to cope with abortion. Campbell, Franco and Jurs (1988) in a study at the Medical College of Ohio compared 35 women who had their abortions as teenagers with 36 women who had abortions after the age of 20. They found that teenagers were significantly more likely to report marital difficulties in their family of origin, to attempt suicide after abortion, to have severe nightmares following abortion, and to be less likely to report being coerced into abortion. In addition, the adolescents had significantly higher scores on scales measuring antisocial traits, paranoia, drug abuse, and psychotic delusions. The authors concluded that adolescents are more likely to use immature defenses such as projection, denial or "acting out" after abortion and that these immature coping defenses might become permanent. Barglow and Weinstein (1973) observed the effects of abortion in adolescents compared with adults and concluded that two major factors distinguish the adolescent emotional response to abortion. First, the abortion decision is more often controlled by parents,...

Abortion and Child-Directed Aggressive Behavior , Bibliography (IJPN,3/07)

Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology  Abstract Background: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between maternal history of induced abortion and subsequent frequency of child-directed aggressive behavior in a sample of mothers of children who have been abused or neglected. The mothers were either the perpetrators of the maltreatment or they allowed someone else to mistreat their children [scroll down for more information].   Methods: The participants were 237 mothers who were residents of Baltimore and were receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) at the time interviews were conducted in the 1980s. Women with and without a history of abortion were compared relative to child-directed physical aggression after controlling for the experience of a non-voluntary perinatal loss as well as socio-demographic, family of origin, and partner aggression variables associated with the choice to abort.   Results: Abortion history was associated with more frequently maternal slapping, hitting, kicking or biting, beating, and use of physical punishment in general.   Conclusion: In addition to contributing to the literature on factors related to the frequency of engaging in physically aggressive behaviors, this study adds to our knowledge of variables associated with the choice to abort.  Conclusion Excerpts The purpose of this study was to explore maternal history of induced abortion as a possible variable linked with increased frequency of child physical abuse in a sample of mothers who have either personally mistreated their children or allowed someone else to do so. The findings indicated that women who had an abortion history reported more frequent slapping, hitting, kicking or biting, beating, and use of physical punishment compared to...

Miscarriage Linked to Out of Wedlock Pregnancies, Abortion, Artificial Procreation (BJOG, 1/07 pre)

A new study to be released in the upcoming January 2007 issue of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, but made available online in a pre-release on the journal website, shows that abortion, artificial procreation, and pregnancies out of wedlock are linked to increased miscarriage rates. Researcher Noreen Maconochie and her team from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found a 60% increased risk of miscarriage associated with previous abortion… The study surveyed over 12,000 women.  Researchers questioned 6,300 women aged 18-55 years whose most recent pregnancy had ended in first trimester miscarriage and compared them to 6116 women aged 18-55 years whose most recent pregnancy had progressed beyond 12 weeks. Artificial procreation or "assisted conception", non-married status and changing sexual partners also were found to significantly increase the risk of miscarriage. Nausea during early pregnancy appears to be beneficial in terms of avoiding miscarriage and the study also found that vitamin supplementation and eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily were associated with reduced risk. The authors found the association of miscarriage with abortion "noteworthy" and recommended further work to confirm the finding.   See the abstract online here: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1471-0528… Related: Abortion Causes Mental Disorders: New Zealand Study http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/060210a.html Sleep Disorders Increase After Abortion Says New Study http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/060210a.html New Study Confirms Abortion Increases Risk of Future Premature Births http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/feb/060210a.html After Abortion the Mental Distress Lasts for Years says New Study http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/dec/05121204.html After Abortion Women's Suicide Rates Are Highest Says New Study http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/dec/05121204.html Abortion of Unintended Pregnancy Linked to Higher Substance Abuse: New Study http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/dec/05121204.html MAJOR STUDY ON ABORTION FINDS RISKS MUCH HIGHER THAN EXPECTED  http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/dec/05121204.html [5Dec06, John-Henry...

Resolution of Unwanted Pregnancy During Adolescence Through Abortion Versus Childbirth (JYA, 2006)

Resolution of Unwanted Pregnancy During Adolescence Through Abortion Versus Childbirth: Individual and Family Predictors and Psychological Consequences [Journal of Youth Adolescence  DOI 10.1007/s10964-006-9094-x ORIGINAL PAPER Priscilla K. Coleman Received: 14 April 2005 / Accepted: 6 June 2005 _C Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006] Abstract.  Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, various demographic, psychological, educational, and family variables were explored as predictors of pregnancy resolution. Only 2 of the 17 variables examined were significantly associated with pregnancy resolution (risk-taking and the desire to leave home). After controlling for these variables, adolescents who aborted an unwanted pregnancy were more inclined than adolescents who delivered to seek psychological counseling and they reported more frequent problems sleeping and more frequent marijuana use. No significant differences were observed for cigarette smoking, frequency of alcohol use, and problems with parents based on alcohol use after the controls were instituted; however without controls, significant associations were observed, underscoring the importance of the use of psychological and situational controls in studies of the consequences of abortion. The information derived from this study is potentially useful to parents and professionals who provide guidance to adolescents regarding pregnancy resolution. The teen pregnancy rate in the United States has steadily dropped over the last few decades, presumably due to a combination of social programs focusing on sex education and abstinence (Santelli et al., 2004). Nevertheless, adolescent pregnancy and childbirth rates are higher in the U. S. than in all other developed countries across the globe (Singh and Darroch, 2000), with approximately 10% of adolescents becoming pregnant each year and 60–65% choosing to give birth (AGI, 1999;...

August 2006: Abortion Research

Teens Cope With Unwanted Births Better Than Abortion: Resolution of Unwanted Pregnancy During Adolescence Through Abortion Versus Childbirth: Individual and Family Predictors and Psychological Consequences Induced Abortion Seen As a Risk Factor for Subsequent Preterm Birth National Study Finds Teens Who Abort Are More Likely to Experience Subsequent Mental Health Problems Compared to Those Who Give Birth to Unplanned Children Adolescent girls who abort unintended pregnancies are five times more likely to seek subsequent help for psychological and emotional problems compared to their peers who carry "unwanted pregnancies" to term, according to a new nationally representative study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Dr. Priscilla Coleman, a research psychologist at Bowling Green State University, also found that adolescents who had abortions were also over three times more likely to report subsequent trouble sleeping, and nine times more likely to report subsequent marijuana use. The results were compiled after examining 17 other control variables, like prior mental health history and family factors, that might also influence subsequent mental health. The data was drawn from a federally-funded longitudinal study of adolescents from throughout the U.S. who participated in two series of interviews in 1995 and 1996. About 76 percent of girls who had abortions and 80 percent of girls who gave birth were between the ages of 15 and 19 during the survey, with the remainder being younger. Researcher Dr. David Reardon, who has contributed to more than a dozen studies examining psychological outcomes after abortion, said that Coleman's study was particularly important because it examines pregnancy "wantedness," in addition to a large number of other control variables. "Over...

Abortion Bans Protect Women's Health (World Mortality Report 2005)

World Mortality Report 2005 [UN Population Division, 441 page report] http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/worldmortality/WMR2005.pdf   Laws Against Abortion Protect Women's Health An astounding report came out recently which analyzed world mortality. Data was collected from every country in the world. It was a very comprehensive study. Statistics were compiled from various sources like civil registration, population censuses, surveys and Governmental responses to inquiries. Of particular interest was what this study demonstrated about maternal mortality and legal abortion. And you’ll be very surprised to find out what the source of this information is! The United Nations have long been advocates for abortion-on-demand. So it’s ironic that such a collossal effort on the part of the UN Population Division would strengthen the pro-life argument that abortion hurts women. The UN recently published the World Mortality Report 2005. According to the UN, “it is the first of its kind” effort by them, and they’re very proud of it. One of the main arguments of abortion industry, and that of the United Nations, has been that if abortion is illegal, more women will die from illegal, back-alley abortions. Further, women’s health in general would suffer without unfettered “reproductive rights,” i.e., abortion-on-demand. Now even the United Nation’s own study shows this isn’t the case. Let’s look at some of the countries where unborn babies and their mothers are protected from abortion. Then let’s compare them with countries known for legal abortion throughout pregnancy. If the pro-abortion theory is correct, women’s mortality rates should be higher in countries that ban abortion. There are two countries in particular that have been targets of the abortion industry and the pro-abortion...