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"Today's vote was historic because, for the first time, the Senate was forced to go on record over whether they support using Americans' tax dollars to support the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, a bloated, scandal-ridden abortion advocate. But today's vote made clear which senators care more about the interests of the politically influential abortion lobby than the lives and safety of American women and families.

"The overwhelming majority of American taxpayers do not want to be in the abortion business."
~ Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO, Americans United for Life, June 2011


Abortion HURTS Women & KILLS Children

It's Definitely Time to DEFUND Planned Parenthood

Published Abortion Studies

Scientific research and studies published in medical journals concerning abortion and the effects of abortion. For other research on maternal mortality and morbidity related to abortion, visit

Please note that there are now separate sections for the Connection between...

- Abortion and Preterm Birth

- Abortion and Breast Cancer

- Abortion and Mental Health / Suicide 


See this List of 135 Statistically Significant Studies: Induced Abortion--Risk of Preterm Birth and/or Low Birth Weight, from the 1960s through 2012 (updated 1 December 2012): 

List of 70 Epidemiologic Studies: Induced Abortion--Breast Cancer Risk (updated May 2012) 


Women are, on average, 4 TIMES more likely to commit suicide after abortion than women who give birth and have no prior abortion experience...
There has been one SYSTEMATIC REVIEW & META-ANALYSIS [SRMA] of the Abortion--Suicide Risk --; the 2011 Coleman SRMA of 22 worldwide studies reported that women with prior Induced Abortions (IAs) have 4 times the suicide risk compared to women with zero prior IAs.
A SRMA is the category of medical study providing the highest confidence, pro or con, about a purported risk factor.



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January/February 2006: Abortion Research
June 2005: Abortion Research
May 2005: Abortion Research
August 2006: Abortion Research
Study Links Abortion to Metabolic Syndrome, Increasing Risk of Heart Disease, and Stroke (FM, 2013)
Is Abortion Safer Than Childbirth? (2012)
Women Who Use Abortion Drug Mifepristone Experience More Pain, Emotional Distress (BJOG, 2010)
Survey: Girls Less Likely Than Boys to Recommend Abortion to Friends (Harris Interactive, Jan2010)
Half of Women Using Prescription Drugs That Harm Unborn Children Get Abortion (BJOG, 2009)
Finnish Study: 20 Percent of Women Using Abortion Drug Face Medical Complications (O&G, 10/09)
Abortion Grief Studies, 2004 - 2007
Adolescent Pregnancy, Adolescent Birth, Adolescent Abortion
Abortion: Adverse Effects in a Nutshell (updated May 2013)
Abortion and Child-Directed Aggressive Behavior , Bibliography (IJPN,3/07)
Miscarriage Linked to Out of Wedlock Pregnancies, Abortion, Artificial Procreation (BJOG, 1/07 pre)
Abortion Hurts Women, Part I: massive collection of research
Abortion Hurts Women, Part II: massive collection of abortion research
Abortion Hurts Women, Part III: Teen Abortion
Resolution of Unwanted Pregnancy During Adolescence Through Abortion Versus Childbirth (JYA, 2006)
Abortion Bans Protect Women's Health (World Mortality Report 2005)
Death Rate by Abortion Is 2.95 Higher Than Death Rate by Childbirth (AJOG,3/2004)
New Research Would Allow States to Regulate or Ban First Trimester Abortions (7/04)
Abortion Deadlier For Women Than Childbirth (STAKES,1997)
Abortion & Substance Abuse (AJDA,6/04)
Aborting Women More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol (12/07)
Women who Abort (SMJ,8/2002)
Major Compilation Finds Abortion Risks Much Higher Than Expected (dV,4/2002)
Canadian Research: Abortion More Dangerous Than Pro-Abortion Claims (StatsCan)
Abortion More Dangerous Than Pro-Abortionists Claim (Canada, 8/2001)
Abortion & Increased Risk of Child Abuse: Child Maltreatment and Perinatal Loss (AP, 2005)
Another Study Finds Higher Substance Use Rates Among Women After Abortion (BJHP,5/2005)
Drug Abuse After Abortion (AJDAA,6/2005)
Abortion or Birth of Unintended Pregnancy Affects Subsequent Substance Abuse (AJDAA,6/04)
Substance Abuse Among Pregnant Women Linked to Prior Abortion (ACOG,12/2002)
Substance Abuse and Abortion (ASB,1986,1993)
Women Having Abortions More Likely to be Abused by Partner (ANZJPH, 4/07)
Pro-choice Researchers Acknowledge Existence of Post Abortion Syndrome (AGP,8/2000)
Detrimental Effects of Adolescent Abortion (1977 - 1990)
Detrimental Effects of Adolescent Abortion (1986)
Abortion or Childbirth: Which is Worse for Teens? (2006)
Infertility Linked to Fetal Fragment Remains From Abortion (FSJ,4/2003)
Past Abortion Might be a Factor in Autoimmune Diseases (2001-2007)
Children Of Post-Abortive Mothers Have More Behavioral Problems, Study Shows (JCPP,9/2002)
Adolescent Pregnancy, Adolescent Birth, Adolescent Abortion(AFH, Spring, 2003)
Abortion Has Greater Negative Impact On Teens (AIRVSC,2001)
Bobbitt Mutilation and Abortion (1/2004)
Abortion and the Feminization of Poverty (1991)
Abortion: Effects on Men
Men, Young Men, & Abortion (1977 - 2007)
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  • I'm Pregnant! What Do I Do Now?  ( 14 items )

    First of all, take time to learn about all your alternatives. Don't let anyone force you into a decision you will regret. You are the one who will live with the consequences of your decision. You have the right to choose life.

    Abortion is forever...

      If she is not alive, why is she growing? 

      If she is not a human being, what kind of being is she?

      If she is not a child, why is she sucking her thumb?

      If she is a living, human child, why is it legal to kill her?                [Right to Life Crusade, Inc., Tulsa, OK]

    For more information about the development of the human embryo and the human fetus, click here.

    For information about surgery on human fetuses who are still in utero, (still in the mother's womb or uterus) click here.

     If you must err, err on the side of life...

  • Abortion - General  ( 30 items )

    General Information about the Reality of Abortion: types, techniques, and the abortion industry described by insiders.  

    Go to Abortion Stories to read the real life stories of women (& men) who have experienced abortion.

    Visit other categories for more detailed information about the physical and psychological effects of abortion, and read the scientific studies which give actual statistics regarding physical and psychological (emotional) consequences, such as depression, increased substance abuse, increased smoking, increased risk-taking, increased risk of death from accidents, suicide, homicide, natural causes. Other problems that can result from abortion affect future pregnancies, such as placenta previa, premature delivery of future babies, Rh problems, child abuse, and cerebral palsy.


    Many pages have been moved to the ABORTION ARCHIVES


  • Published Abortion - Breast Cancer Studies  ( 40 items )

    List of 70 Epidemiologic Studies: Induced Abortion--Breast Cancer Risk, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute Fact Sheet, Updated May 2012

    An interesting study published in a mainline medical journal, Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, actually written by doctors working for the Chinese gov't (Dr. Lei Fan et al), speculates that the big surge in breast cancer rates in Chinese cities is much due to China's One-Child-Policy: 

    Breast Cancer in a Transitional Society over 18 Years: Trends and Present Status in Shanghai, China
    Breast Cancer Res Treat (2009) 117:409–416 ; DOI 10.1007/ s10549-008-0303-z


    For other abortion-breast cancer information, visit:

  • Published Abortion - Mental Health/Suicide Studies  ( 25 items )
  • Abortion - Future PreTerm Delivery/Birth Link Studies  ( 33 items )
  • Abortion - Later Child Autism Connection Studies  ( 4 items )
  • Reasonable Responses to Abortion Arguments  ( 24 items )

    For a thorough evaluation of 'Scientific' Myths and Scientific Facts, read "When Do Human Beings Begin?" [Dianne N. Irving, M.A., Ph.D.; International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 1999, 19:3/4:22-36;]; click here 

    Have you ever wondered how to respond to pro-abortion arguments?

    You know they are not quite correct; but you just aren't sure what to say...

    Now you can find the "verbal ammunition" you need to respond intelligently to pro-abortion reasoning. Check the webpages below...


  • Defending Life -- Reasoned Responses  ( 37 items )
  • RU 486 / Chemical Abortion / \'TeleMed\' Abortions  ( 16 items )

    The function of RU 486 / mifepristone / mifeprex is to cause an early, chemical abortion, termed a 'medical' or 'medication' abortion.

    Several documented deaths of women who were aborting with RU 486 have occurred.

    Infection is another adverse effect of medication abortions.

    Ella, while marketed as a contraceptive, is in the same family as RU 486 / mifepristone, and acts as an abortifacient (causes an early abortion).

    TeleMed Abortions are being marketed in Iowa by Planned Parenthood. A woman consults briefly over internet with a physician [sic] and then given these very potent pills. There is no examination, no verification of the woman's health -- no physician oversight whatsoever. This is a very dangerous development and all pregnant women need to be protected from such shoddy medical practice.

  • Abortion Violence to Women - Abuse/Coercion  ( 34 items )

    Abortion is often not wanted by the woman. Studies now show that 30% to 60% of all women procuring abortions feel pressured to do so. Homicides of pregnant women are on the rise, often because women refuse to kill their unborn children.

  • Abortion After Rape?  ( 8 items )
  • Race-Linked Abortion / Reproductive Racism  ( 13 items )
  • Possible Abortion Complications to Women  ( 49 items )

    Generally, 10% of women who undergo abortion suffer serious physical problems.

    Approximately 1 of every 500 abortions involves life-threatening complications for the mother.

    Visit "Published Abortion Studies" and "Published Abortion-Breast Cancer Studies" in this section for more detailed medical information about the adverse effects of abortion. 

  • Men & Abortion  ( 12 items )

    Men also suffer from the effects of abortion...

    Overlooked for far too long, post abortion studies and surveys are discovering the hidden effects that can be silently devastating to men...

  • Abortion History and Statistics  ( 29 items )

    This section includes information about the history of abortion in the U.S. It also includes demographic and statistical information about abortion in the U.S.

    For information on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on abortion from 1973-2003, visit

  • Power Point: Abortion / RU 486 /Maternal Mortality  ( 3 items )
    These Power Point Presentations summarize present research related to surgical abortion, medical abortion (RU486 or Mifeprex - chemically or drug induced abortion, DIA), and maternal mortality related to these abortion methods.
  • Alternatives to Abortion  ( 9 items )

     November is National Adoption Month


    There are many alternatives to abortion which should be considered.

    One cannot reasonably "choose" abortion if other options are not equally weighed in the decision.

    In order to make an Informed Decision, all alternatives must be thoroughly considered.

  • Legal  ( 36 items )
  • The Hard Cases: Rape, Incest, Congenital Abnormalities  ( 50 items )

    "Every child . . . no matter how fragile their life or brief their days, forever changes our world."
    ~Victoria Miller, Founder, Trisomy 18 Foundation


    HARD CASE Videos Clips

    Amazing Story: Life without arms... A young armless girl even pilots a plane

    Taking Chance - an inspiring Movie Trailer

    One Pair of Hands - an inspiriational [religious content] video for our times  

  is an online outreach to parents who have received a poor or difficult prenatal diagnosis.

    The family stories, articles, and links within this site are presented as a resource for those who may be asked to choose between terminating a pregnancy or continuing on despite the diagnosis.

    The families faced the same decision and chose not to terminate. By sharing our experiences, we hope to offer encouragement to those who may be afraid to continue...

    At most, 1%-2% of the 1,300,000 abortions performed in the USA each year are procured for rape and incest; about the same number for genetic variations.

    Often, doctors press mothers to abort in order to simplify their own medical treatment and avoid the risk of legal action against them. Their own protection may be more important to them than protection for the fragile life within, or for the mother's emotional well-being later. 

    Improving medical technology has all but eliminated the "need" for abortion, even if the mother's physical health is endangered. Medical treatments are now usually capable of protecting both patients - mother and child.


    Prenatal Partners For Life

    Prenatal Partners for Life is a group of concerned parents (most of whom have or had a special needs child), medical professionals, legal professionals and clergy whose aim is to support, inform and encourage expectant or new parents.

    We offer support by connecting parents facing an adverse diagnosis (for example, Downs Syndrome, Trisomy 18, Anacephaly) with other parents who have had the same diagnosis.

    We have many resources such as adoption agencies with clients waiting to adopt and love a special needs child should a parent feel they could not care for them.

    We provide bereavement support including financial aid for funeral costs and markers should a beloved child not survive long after birth.

    We also provide education and support for those in the medical community who are charged with the care of these "extra special" needs children.

    We believe each child is a special gift ... and there must be an alternative to abortion and infanticide.

    Most women, if really allowed to choose, would choose to give birth.

    Find out why...Let's Love Them Both...


  • Stories of Women (& Men) Who Experienced Abortion  ( 43 items )

    These are real life experiences of women and men who are dealing with the aftermath of abortion in their lives.

    Abortion does not "solve" a "problem"; it just creates more problems.

    Abortion is forever...


    To read more Pro-Life stories, click here. 

  • Abortion - Archival Items  ( 115 items )

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