ABORTION MYTH #2
MYTH: "Abortion is safer than childbirth."
- A government funded study in Finland in 1997 found that women were
four times more likely to die in the year following an abortion than in the
year following childbirth. More recent studies in Canada and California
reached similar conclusions.
- Since the 1950’s dozens of studies around the world have shown a significantly greater risk of
breast cancer for women who have had abortions.
- Women who have had abortions are also at greater risk of cervical, ovarian,
and liver cancer.
Women who have had abortions are at higher risk of complications in
subsequent pregnancies, including: complications of labor, placenta previa,
ectopic pregnancy and handicapped newborns.
10% of women undergoing elective abortion will suffer immediate
complications, of which approximately one fifth (2%) are considered life
(figures courtesy of the Elliot Institute, www.afterabortion.org)
DON’T BUY THE LIE!
Next week: Have you heard this one before? "There are few psychological consequences of abortion; most women simply feel relief."
The Nurturing Network (link)
Essential Pro-Life Resources:
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments (link)
The Elliot Institute (link)
National Right To Life Committee (link)