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 threatening.
-Women still die every year from legal abortions (see Gosnell, Kermit [link]).
(figures courtesy of the Elliot Institute, www.afterabortion.org)
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