Skip to comments.Outlawing Abortion Doesn't Increase Maternal Mortality UN Data Shows
Posted on 02/21/2006 11:02:09 AM PST by lizol
Outlawing Abortion Doesn't Increase Maternal Mortality UN Data Shows
by Hilary White
NEW YORK, February 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) One of the most commonly played assertions of the abortion movement has been that laws prohibiting abortion result in maternal deaths from unsafe back-alley abortions. Now data from the United Nations has shown that countries with laws protecting the life of the unborn also enjoy lower rates of maternal morality than countries where abortion is legal.
The comparison of four countries in the developed world published by the United Nations Populations Division, shows that Russia, with one of the highest rates of abortion in the world, has a maternal mortality rate of 67 deaths for every 100,000 births. The United States, with almost no legal restrictions on abortion but better health care, has a rate of 17 deaths for every 100,000 births.
Ireland, however, where abortion is illegal and with health care comparable to the US, has the lowest rate of the four countries with only 5 deaths for every 100,000 births. In Poland, long under communist rule, the rate is 13 deaths for every 100,000 births.
The study is timely for pro-life countries like Poland and Ireland, as well as those in Latin America struggling under heavy pressure from the UN and European Union to legalise abortion. "The World Mortality Report: 2005" lists infant and maternal mortality rates around the world and is the first report of its kind from the UN Population Division.
And I'm sure our vaunted media will highlight the results of this study....NOT!
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OOPS! Somebody didn't get the talking points memo!.......
I have never heard an arguement for so-called abortion rights that isn't logically suspect or an outright lie.
Abortion proponents lost the debate years ago. That they will eventually lose the public policy fight is inevitable.
Abortionists are the abulance chaisers of the medical profession... anyone who would trust their life to someone who's primary practice is destroying life is far far far more likely to wind up injured or dead.
I can't believe that the AMA hasn't called them for what they are.... They joke dentists are doctors who failed the state boards, I'd say Abortionists are dentists who failed state boards... How could anyone who is seriously interested in medicine and spends 8 years or more getting there and is truly good at it say, hey, I know.. I'll kill babies in horrific, painful and cruel ways for a few hundred dollars a pop?
Just something to think about.
Before y'all get tto enthusiastic y'all ought to read thearticle. I think she is comparing rates and laws without considering other factors, like wealth and quality of medical care- i.e. other factors that could explain lower death rates. So I gotta call shenanigans.
BTW The World Mortality Report: 2005 is a 470 page document and I can't pretend to have read the whole thing but it looks like this article is not correctly representing the conclusions...
Its well known that child birth has risks for the mother. Avoiding those risks is not justification for killing your child. That need to be the message rather than falsely denying there are risks.
"I have never heard an arguement for so-called abortion rights that isn't logically suspect or an outright lie."
Yep. Argue with them long enough and it ALWAYS simmers down to a getting rid of an inconvienience. Never is there a REAL argument stronger than that. It's not about freedom other than the freedom to kill because one was too sorry to use BC.
Precisely. And we are seeing a huge shift in the population's hardcore support for abortion and a woman's right to infanticide.
A baby is not an inconvenience; it is huge commitment that many people do not want. However these same people want to have sex. When contraceptives do not work or are forgotten, the only way to abandon that commitment is to abort (or kill or murder whatever you prefer) the child.
Are these children sacrificed upon an alter of convenience? Yup. Is an abortion an act of selfishness, of putting your needs ahead of a childs? Yup. But you know what? If people are selfish thats their business. If people want to abandon what you think are adult responsibilities to embrace a shallow life of self indulgence, it isnt your problem.
Thus, if your true concern is for the child, and only that a child does not die via abortion, then the best course of action is to make sure that the child is never conceived in the first place. And since people really like to have sex, particularly the shallow fornicating kind, I recommend supporting really good birth control. Im thinking vasectomies. They work real well, and are reversible.
But it would decrease the incidence of breast cancer.
I can't believe the UN would let a study like this out.
Thankfully, but the scandalous X-Case ruling could legalise abortion on demand.
Yes, it must have slipped under the radar!
That was quick!!
Please God. From your post on FR to His throne in the heavens!
This is getting out of hand. Is this not a conservative forum?
It has been forgotten that the Word of God says
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Bump. This thread is in News/Activism.
This one, yes... the one in the post I responded to isn't. I've watched, with a few other freepers, several of the pro-life threads get removed from the sidebar and into chat at times.
It's hard to know what's happening.
Truth. Abortion hurts and kills more than just the baby.
That testimony is horrifying in its implications.
I think presidio9 has a few keywords cataloging it.
Anyone who thinks FR is a conservative forum is deceiving himself. It is a private business enterprise, run for a profit by libertarians and moderated by libertarians.
Yes, that could shed some light on this.