Friday, August 31, 2012

Abortion Risks Later Pregnancies, U.S. Media Silent

Yet another extensive study has shown the correlation between abortion and premature/low-birth weight of subsequent pregnancies. Despite the researchers' years-long urgent message to the public of this documented hazard of abortion, the mainstream media remains silent.

For background, read the July 2011 post: Premature Births Result from Prior Abortion -- According to the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “One of the most egregious educational omissions from current medical education/residency program, or just plain from the American medical literature in general, is the association of induced abortion with subsequent preterm birth. It is a kind of ‘denial by silence.”

UPDATE 9/1/12:
Lone U.S. mainstream media article downplays study

-- From "Multiple Abortions May Raise Risk of Preemie Birth Later" by HealthDay News (posted at U.S. News & World Report) 8/30/12

Compared to mothers who had no abortions, those who had three or more abortions had a 225 percent increased risk of having a baby with a very low birth weight (less than 1,500 grams or 3.3 pounds), a 43 percent increased risk of low birth weight (less than 2,500 grams or 5.5 pounds), a 35 percent increased risk of preterm birth (before 37 weeks), and an increased risk of very preterm birth (before 28 weeks).

Women who'd had two abortions had only a slightly increased risk of very preterm birth, according to the study published online Aug. 30 in the journal Human Reproduction.

The researchers suggested that the potential for increased birth risks after a woman has had multiple abortions should be included in sex education. They also said health professionals should be aware of the potential risks of repeat abortions.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Repeat abortions linked to premature birth, study suggests" by James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News 8/29/12

Data from all 300,858 first-time mothers in Finland between 1996 and 2008 was analysed.

The study showed there would be three babies born before 28 weeks for every 1,000 women who had never had an abortion, four per 1,000 who had had one abortion, six in those who had had two abortions and 11 if the woman had had three or more abortions.

There were similar figures for babies born before 37 weeks and for low birth weight. However, only 0.3% of women in the study had had three or more abortions before their first child.

Andrew Whitelaw, a professor of neo-natal medicine at the University of Bristol, said: "While pre-term birth before 37 weeks' gestation exposes an infant to a modest but definite increased risk of a range of serious problems including brain injury and death, birth before 28 weeks exposes the infant to a hugely increased risk of death, brain injury and permanent disability.

"Thus an increase, after three or more abortions, of nearly threefold in the odds of having an infant born before 28 weeks is worrying.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Multiple abortions linked to premature births, study shows" posted at Christian Concern 8/30/12

Lead researcher Dr Reija Klemetti from the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki . . . pointed out what these findings mean for other countries:

“Finland has one of the lowest rates of induced abortion in Europe, but even so, a large number are carried out every year.

“In addition, Finland has good quality abortion and maternity care, and in other contexts, particularly in poorer countries, the situation may be different.

“For these reasons, even a very small increase in the risk of poor birth outcomes could have significant health implications, as preterm births and low birth weight can have serious, adverse effects on the health and well-being of both babies and mothers.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "More research shows link to multiple abortion and pre-term, underweight babies" by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent, 8/30/12

. . . research by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) . . . joins the abundant research finding links between abortion and serious health problems for later children including premature birth, low birth weight, and even life-long disabilities like cerebral palsy and infant death.

The physical and emotional risks following abortion, which have been shown to include infertility and pregnancy complications as well as significant psychological problems, are by turns diligently ignored or aggressively denied by the abortion industry.

The UK’s busiest abortion organization, Marie Stopes, tells women, “There is no evidence at all that a straightforward abortion has any effect on future fertility or any other aspect of general health…Your body will not be any different after an abortion.”

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read about the Correlation of Breast Cancer from Abortion