Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Outlawing Abortion Doesn't Increase Maternal Mortality UN Data Shows
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Monday February 20, 2006 | Hilary White

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortiondeaths; ireland; poland; prolife

1 posted on 02/21/2006 11:02:10 AM PST by lizol
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lizol

And I'm sure our vaunted media will highlight the results of this study....NOT!


2 posted on 02/21/2006 11:03:03 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: conservatrice

ping to self


3 posted on 02/21/2006 11:04:21 AM PST by conservatrice
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lizol

OOPS! Somebody didn't get the talking points memo!.......


4 posted on 02/21/2006 11:05:50 AM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lizol

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.


5 posted on 02/21/2006 11:10:41 AM PST by Busywhiskers ("...moral principle, the sine qua non of an orderly society." --Judge Edith H. Jones)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lizol

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.


6 posted on 02/21/2006 11:15:08 AM PST by HamiltonJay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lizol

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.


7 posted on 02/21/2006 11:18:49 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Busywhiskers

"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.


8 posted on 02/21/2006 11:27:11 AM PST by L98Fiero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: L98Fiero

Precisely. And we are seeing a huge shift in the population's hardcore support for abortion and a woman's right to infanticide.


9 posted on 02/21/2006 11:40:26 AM PST by rom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: lizol

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 child’s? Yup. But you know what? If people are selfish that’s their business. If people want to abandon what you think are adult responsibilities to embrace a shallow life of self indulgence, it isn’t 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. I’m thinking vasectomies. They work real well, and are reversible.


10 posted on 02/21/2006 12:03:51 PM PST by Gerfang
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lizol

But it would decrease the incidence of breast cancer.


11 posted on 02/21/2006 12:06:49 PM PST by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lizol

I can't believe the UN would let a study like this out.


12 posted on 02/21/2006 12:07:59 PM PST by Always Right
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lizol; Happygal; Colosis; Black Line; Cucullain; SomeguyfromIreland; Youngblood; Fergal; Cian; ...
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.

Thankfully, but the scandalous X-Case ruling could legalise abortion on demand.

13 posted on 02/21/2006 4:09:09 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Coleus; wagglebee

Ping.


14 posted on 02/21/2006 4:09:47 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Always Right

Yes, it must have slipped under the radar!


15 posted on 02/21/2006 4:10:22 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Irish_Thatcherite; lizol; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; ...
thanks, already posted here, the forum mods. moved it to the religion section and moved a  lifesite news article I recently posted to chat. This thread included the UN document.
 
UN Data Show Banning Abortion Doesn't Increase Maternal Mortality

16 posted on 02/21/2006 4:16:34 PM PST by Coleus (IMHO, The IVF procedure is immoral & kills many embryos/children and should be outlawed)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Coleus

That was quick!!


17 posted on 02/21/2006 4:19:43 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Busywhiskers
That they will eventually lose the public policy fight is inevitable.

Please God. From your post on FR to His throne in the heavens!

18 posted on 02/21/2006 4:20:13 PM PST by .30Carbine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Coleus; presidio9
the forum mods. moved it to the religion section and moved a lifesite news article I recently posted to chat.

This is getting out of hand. Is this not a conservative forum?

19 posted on 02/21/2006 4:23:53 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Gerfang
A baby is not an inconvenience; it is huge commitment that many people do not want.

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.
Psalm 127:3

20 posted on 02/21/2006 4:24:20 PM PST by .30Carbine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: cgk

Bump. This thread is in News/Activism.


21 posted on 02/21/2006 4:29:28 PM PST by .30Carbine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: .30Carbine

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.


22 posted on 02/21/2006 4:34:27 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Coleus
thanks, already posted here, the forum mods. moved it to the religion section and moved a lifesite news article I recently posted to chat. This thread included the UN document.

It's hard to know what's happening.

23 posted on 02/21/2006 4:34:31 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: wagglebee; MillerCreek; DBeers

Truth. Abortion hurts and kills more than just the baby.


24 posted on 02/21/2006 4:39:29 PM PST by little jeremiah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cgk

That testimony is horrifying in its implications.


25 posted on 02/21/2006 4:39:32 PM PST by .30Carbine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: .30Carbine; presidio9

I think presidio9 has a few keywords cataloging it.


26 posted on 02/21/2006 4:50:32 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: cgk; Coleus
This is getting out of hand. Is this not a conservative forum?

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.

27 posted on 02/21/2006 7:40:07 PM PST by presidio9 ("Bird Flu" is the new Y2K Virus -Only without the inconvenient deadline.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: presidio9
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.

28 posted on 02/22/2006 12:38:41 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson