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Abortion safer than giving birth: study (Yes, it has come to this)
Reuters ^ | 01/24/2012 | Genevra Pittman

Posted on 01/24/2012 2:23:13 PM PST by SeekAndFind

(Reuters Health) - Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth, suggests a new U.S. study published Monday.

Researchers found that women were about 14 times more likely to die during or after giving birth to a live baby than to die from complications of an abortion.

Experts say the findings, though not unexpected, contradict some state laws that suggest abortions are high-risk procedures.

The message is that getting an abortion and giving birth are both safe, said Dr. Anne Davis, who studies obstetrics and gynecology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and wasn't involved in the new study.

"We wouldn't tell people, 'Don't have a baby because it's safer to have an abortion' -- that's ridiculous," she told Reuters Health. "We're trying to help women who are having all reproductive experiences know what to expect."

An induced abortion -- like any other medical procedure -- requires getting informed consent from the woman, said Dr. Bryna Harwood, an ob-gyn from the University of Illinois in Chicago who also didn't participate in the new research.

That means women understand and acknowledge the risks of their different options.

What makes it complicated, Harwood added, is when the law interferes and requires doctors to state information that isn't always balanced or medically sound -- usually exaggerating the risk of abortion.

The researchers on the new study combined government data on live births and pregnancy- and abortion-related deaths with estimates on legal abortions performed in the U.S. from the Guttmacher Institute, which conducts sexual and reproductive health research and education.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; childbirth

1 posted on 01/24/2012 2:23:21 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So does that mean abstinence is safer than having sex?


2 posted on 01/24/2012 2:25:03 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (I also think that Obama should be defeated.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hmmm...

Maybe they should do a "study" to find out if abortion is safe for the unborn.

3 posted on 01/24/2012 2:27:27 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: SeekAndFind

To who. I understand they’re 100% fatal to the baby.


4 posted on 01/24/2012 2:27:35 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: SeekAndFind

Abortion safer than giving birth? What a morally bankrupt headline. Not safe at all for babies. Hardly any baby escapes abortion alive, and when they do it is news. I have met abortion survivor Gianna Jessen and heard her life story with my own ears.

see:
http://www.abortionfacts.com/survivors/giannajessen.asp


5 posted on 01/24/2012 2:27:38 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: SeekAndFind

“Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth”

It’s not safer for the dead baby, now is it?


6 posted on 01/24/2012 2:28:14 PM PST by steadcom
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To: SeekAndFind

Study says abortion is safer, unless you’re a BABY.


7 posted on 01/24/2012 2:29:23 PM PST by FishinTX (kill terrorists, protect the border, punch hippies)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh for goodness sakes! We are much further along than I thought.


8 posted on 01/24/2012 2:29:28 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is safer to shoot someone than to be shot . . . so let’s have more shooters!


9 posted on 01/24/2012 2:31:11 PM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: SeekAndFind

Especially after several abortions.


10 posted on 01/24/2012 2:31:16 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: SeekAndFind

But never, ever, ever NEARLY as satisfying. Giving birth was rhe most beautiful, rewarding, and loving experience I have ever had in my entire life. It renews itself every single second of every minute of every day. A true miracle directly from G-d. Woe unto them who murder G-d’s greatest gift to mankind.


11 posted on 01/24/2012 2:33:42 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: SeekAndFind

And some just like the power of killin’...


12 posted on 01/24/2012 2:34:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: SeekAndFind

o they even factor in the Breast Cancer concerns?


13 posted on 01/24/2012 2:35:23 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Abortion always kills babies.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 2:37:27 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: freedomlover
Here ya go.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 2:38:14 PM PST by Salamander (I'm your pain)
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To: steadcom
The researchers on the new study combined government data on live births and pregnancy- and abortion-related deaths with estimates on legal abortions performed in the U.S. from the Guttmacher Institute, which conducts sexual and reproductive health research and education.

Oy Vey! The Guttmacher Institute, huh? Wikepedia says this about this "unbiased" research group:

The Guttmacher Institute in 1968 was founded as the "Center for Family Planning Program Development", a semi-autonomous division of The Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

This is all one needs to know about the veracity of their estimated "research."

16 posted on 01/24/2012 2:39:15 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: SeekAndFind

1. It appears that the only negative outcome examined here is death. One wonders how the results would have turned out if negative outcomes such as breast dancer, suicide, depression and other common results of abortion had been studied.

2. Even looking only at maternal death, it is well-known that the actual number of abortion-related deaths is grossly minimized by the baby-killing industry, to avoid potential liability as well as further negative publicity.


17 posted on 01/24/2012 2:45:05 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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The informed consent laws and such won’t work because i’ve already read an article that various clinics are calling out the “state scripted very biased information” They also say that they provide their own informed consent materials and bad mouth state required materials. they tell patients, state mandated information is misleading and inaccurate and just want to cause problems for women. They also said they will go over a long list of facts, pain, high risks, and permanant damage that may result regarding childbirth and pregnancy.


18 posted on 01/24/2012 2:45:26 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: FReepers
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19 posted on 01/24/2012 2:45:55 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: freedomlover
It is safer to shoot someone than to be shot . . . so let’s have more shooters!

Indeed! Always "safer" to be a member of the firing squad than the other way around.

20 posted on 01/24/2012 3:00:36 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: SeekAndFind

Messaging aimed at pathologizing childbirth.
Of course, the larger goal is to stigmatize women who give birth as ‘polluters’ (and incidently, leave men totally out of the equation ... it’s easier to punish women).


21 posted on 01/24/2012 3:09:47 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: SeekAndFind

also, i’ve heard that death at an early age
can reduce or eliminate the hideous effects of aging!


22 posted on 01/24/2012 3:09:47 PM PST by americas.best.days...
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To: throwback

Yeah, doesnt every abortion, even the “successful” ones, result in at least 1 fatality ?


23 posted on 01/24/2012 3:23:49 PM PST by CGalen
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To: SeekAndFind

Just a wild guess but keeping your knees together would be the safest.

Hmm, maybe they should verify their findings by asking the baby.


24 posted on 01/24/2012 3:29:27 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Over 50% of abortion patients die during the procedure. Birth death rates are extremely low in comparison, so they lie.


25 posted on 01/24/2012 3:54:50 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Safer for who? Not the baby.


26 posted on 01/24/2012 4:34:24 PM PST by flyfire
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought PP gave up on ‘science because it wasn’t working out too well for their side.

Ask a woman who’d they’d rather have down there, an ob/gyn or a bottom of the barrel butcher?


27 posted on 01/24/2012 5:45:32 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: MestaMachine
But never, ever, ever NEARLY as satisfying. Giving birth was the most beautiful, rewarding, and loving experience I have ever had in my entire life. It renews itself every single second of every minute of every day. A true miracle directly from G-d. Woe unto them who murder G-d’s greatest gift to mankind.

TRUE! Beautifully stated.

28 posted on 01/24/2012 11:16:04 PM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: SeekAndFind
I call BS. The established literature repeatedly found exactly the reverse. See here.

Also the numbers don't tie. If 150 moms die from abortion each year, the authors' "1 per 167,000" statistic means that there are over 25 million abortions in the US each year.

This article is propaganda.

29 posted on 01/24/2012 11:21:20 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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