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Abortionist David Grimes claims that abortion is 14 times safer than childbirth, according to a "study" he co-authored in the January 2012 issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Two studies published in top medical journals in 2012, definitively prove his claims are false.

Abortion is MORE dangerous.

Record-based studies examined the full reproductive history of all the women in Denmark over a 30-year period.  Record-based studies use the actual records for women; there can be no mistakes this way.

They show that one abortion is associated with a 45 percent increase in death rates, two abortions with a 114 percent increase, and more than two with a 192 percent increase in deaths.

In addition, they show that women who abort a first pregnancy are over 80 percent more likely to die within the first 180 days after an abortion . . . plus the elevated risk of death persists for at least ten years!

These results confirm similar findings from studies of large populations in Finland and California.

At most universities, research investigating abortion risks is despised as an attack on "choice." University professors can lose their jobs for such an indiscretion.

While it's true that Grimes' propaganda gets more headlines in the pro-abortion media, our studies are getting more notice in the courts. Why? Because when judges hear detailed testimony comparing his "junk-in, junk-out" methods to our objective, record linkage methodology . . . there's no contest.

For example, the federal 8th Circuit Court of appeals recently upheld the requirement that women considering abortion must be told about the increased risk of suicide following abortion — a decision won in good part because of the Elliot Institute studies presented before the court.

The claims that abortion is safe, beneficial, and the great liberator of modern women that must be spread to every country in the world, are built on junk science.  Unfortunately, these claims continue to go unchallenged.

[2 October 12, David C. Reardon, Ph.D. The Elliot Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization]