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...

June 2006: Abortion / Research

Louisiana Covernor Signs Abortion Ban AL Abortion Site Surrenders Operating License  US Justices Accept Second Abortion Case KS Abortion Site Sells Out, Holds Yard Sale Abortion Site in OH Operates Without License   Wisconsin Rt to Life Says Pro-Abortion Groups Lied Professor: Children Born After Abortion was Banned Had Better Lives, Education  Induced Abortion and Preterm Birth 'Ancel-Papiernik' Abstract on Preterm Birth Risk Abortion Shunners Get Insurance Discount Baby left for dead is all grown up – She graduated high school a few miles from site of her rescue ALABAMA ABORTION SITE SURRENDERS LICENSE AFTER WOMAN DELIVERS DEAD FULL-TERM BABY. Summit Medical Center, under investigation for allegations of severe misconduct voluntarily surrendered its license 13June. Allegations vs. Summit: a nurse practitioner gave an ultrasound to a woman in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy concluding she was only 6 weeks pregnant. The practitioner then gave the woman mifeprex (RU 486), intended for use only within the first 9 weeks of pregnancy, despite the woman’s dangerously high blood pressure. Summit is under investigation by the AL Board of Medical Examiners and could face criminal charges. The board has temporarily suspended the licenses of Dr. Deborah Lyn Levich & nurse practitioner Janet F. Onthank King, and banned them from working together. The board has accused Dr. Levich of allowing nurse practitioner King to prescribe drugs and perform services she was not qualified to carry out. Dr. Levich has been summoned to a board hearing on July 18. A lawsuit was brought against Summit in June of 2004, after a woman died of a perforated uterus. The doctor who performed the abortion, also named...

May 2006: Abortion

7TH U.S. Woman Dies From Drug-Based Abortion, FDA Meeting Reveals Maternal Death  Colombia High Court Allows Abortions in Cases of Rape and Incest House Says No Again to Allowing Military Doctors, Hospitals to do Abortions Planned Parenthood AGI Report Shows Desperation of Abortion Industry New Zealand Branch of Amnesty Int'l Approves Abortion Push  Canada MPs Speak Out Against Forced Abortions, Cite Abortion-Breast Cancer Link Lawrence Lader, Man Who Co-Founded Key Pro-Abortion Group NARAL, Dies Online Video Demonstrates Partial Birth Abortion Technique Second Abortion Drug May Be Unsafe for Women Louisiana Senate Passes Abortion Ban – No Exceptions for Rape or Incest 7TH U.S. WOMAN DIES FROM DRUG-BASED ABORTION, FDA MEETING REVEALS. During a meeting of scientists and federal officials about the dangerous abortion drug RU 486 and how it has been responsible for killing six women, a Centers for Disease Control official revealed a seventh woman has died from a drug-based abortion. The seventh woman died from a drug-induced abortion but did not use the first part of the two-part RU 486 abortion drug. Clifford McDonald, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, reported on the latest death and told the FDA officials and scientists at the meeting that the woman in question was given the drug misoprostol. That's the second part of the RU 486 abortion drug. The first, mifepristone, deprives the developing unborn child of the nutrition she needs to survive and the second, misoprostol, is a prostaglandin that is given to induce contractions and expel the body of the dead baby. Searle, the maker of the drug, also known as Cytotec, has repeatedly issued...

South Dakota Abortion Advocates Halfway to Banning the Ban on 11/06 Ballot

Planned Parenthood, which runs the only abortion business in the state, decided to try to defeat the SD abortion ban at the polls first before taking it to court. Pro-abortion activists have been fanning out across the state to obtain the 17,000 petition signatures they need to put the ban before voters and they have more than 10,000 signatures so far. They must turn in enough signatures to the Secretary of State’s office by June 19 to qualify their initiative to repeal the abortion ban. The law is slated to go into effect on July 1 and if Planned Parenthood and its supporters fail to get enough signatures, they will likely file a lawsuit seeking an injunction to stop the law while a case proceeds. [9May06,...

New Research Would Allow States to Regulate or Ban First Trimester Abortions (7/04)

A recently published law review article suggests that a ban on abortion, even in the first trimester, may now be allowed under the legal standards established in the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v Wade decision. The team of authors, including medical researchers, physicians, and an attorney, argue that this shift in practice, arising from new medical evidence of abortion’s risks, will not require a change in constitutional law. The Supreme Court specifically grants that states have a “compelling interest” in regulating or banning abortion to protect women’s health when the risk of death associated with abortion exceeds the risk of death associated with childbirth. When Roe was decided in 1973, it was commonly believed that mortality rates associated with abortion in the first trimester were lower than the mortality rate associated with birth. States were therefore allowed to regulate abortion to protect women’s health only after the first trimester. In the last seven years, however, four major epidemiological studies have shown that abortion is actually associated with higher rates of death compared to childbirth. The most recent study of pregnancy-related deaths was published earlier this year in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. That study, linking birth, death, and abortion records for the entire country of Finland over a thirteen year period, found that women who had abortions were three times more likely to die than women who gave birth. Findings like these have completely reversed scientists’ conclusions regarding the relative risk of deaths associated with pregnancy outcome. According to the lead author of the law review article, David Reardon, Ph.D., director of the Elliot Institute, “Prior to...