Friday, February 28, 2014

Abortion Myth # 6

Myth: “If abortion becomes illegal, tens of thousands of women will die again from back-alley and coat hanger abortions.”

-Women never died “by the thousands”: this figure was fabricated by pro-abortionists (see Abortion Myth #1).  The highest verified figure is 388 maternal deaths in 1948, before anti-biotics became available.

-For decades prior to legalization, 90% of abortions were performed by doctors in their offices, about the same number as today. 

-   Women still die from legal abortions in the United States [here, here].

-The same pro-abortion activists who warn about coat hangers and the back alley fight strenuously 
against any regulation of abortion clinics, even standard health regulations, that they believe might discourage abortions (see Davis, Wendy).

-Because pro-abortion activists oppose regulation of abortion facilities, and the politicians who rely on their financial support look the other way, brutal and deadly abortionists like Kermit Gosnell are able to flourish.

-Every year more than half a million unborn women die in legal abortions in the United States.

-Poland went from 148,200 abortions in 1975 to only 253 in 1998, and maternal deaths decreased by 30%, and miscarriages decreased by 25!

Except where noted, information above comes from Randy Alcorn’s Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments.


Essential Pro-Life Resources:

Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments (link)  

The Elliot Institute (link)  

National Right To Life Committee (link)  

Care-Net (link)

The Nurturing Network (link