Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Abortion Bans Do Not Lead to More Maternal Deaths

A study from Chile.

“This study provides evidence that the legal status of the therapeutic abortion is not related with maternal mortality reduction. Moreover, after abortion was prohibited, an additional reduction in maternal and abortion mortality was observed in Chile,” Dr. Elard Koch, an epidemiologist on the faculty of medicine at the University of Chile, said in an e-mail to CNSNews.com.

And further:

“Although (it) is frequently considered that illegal abortion is related with ‘unsafe abortion’—especially in developing countries with restrictive abortion laws, our preliminary findings suggest that although in Chile abortion is fully clandestine, it occurs in very low-risk sanitary conditions,” Koch explained.

So what, exactly, is the statistical foundation of Planned Barrenhood's yadayada about 'back-alley' abortions and 'death due to lack of abortions'?

1 comment:

GOR said...

There is no statistical foundation to PP's claims, Dad. It is purely fear-mongering propaganda.

Similarly, advocating abortion "for the physical or mental health of the mother" is a catch-all to permit abortion-on-demand. What is conveniently suppressed is the danger of abortion to both the physical and mental health of women.