Reuters is telling us of a study, conducted by two abortion apologists, that claims that abortion is much safer than giving birth.
The difficulty with the study is that it relies upon the reporting of complications associated with abortions, something which is not usually done, because it is in most cases, entirely voluntary.
It’s not a stigma or a problem to report deaths associated with childbirth, (whether or not the condition of pregnancy caused the death.
It is a huge stigma to report complications associated with abortion, and also a stigma for patients to report that the raging infection that sent them to the ICU has followed an abortion procedure rather than a miscarriage.
Hospitals are completing abortion procedures on a regular basis, and the reporting of this is very spotty. Once we realized that even the abortion related deaths listed in the newspapers were not being tallied by the CDC, pro-lifers knew that no studies comparing deaths from pregnancy vs deaths from abortion would be worth the paper they’re written on.
Pharmer has concluded from personal experience in health care, as well as information on the reporting of abortion complications to the CDC, that there is no good data for comparing the safety of child birth vs abortion for the woman. We do know that abortion is highly lethal to the unborn baby, though there are a number of well known survivors.
After reading some of the articles below, most will no longer find CDC abortion mortality data to be reliable or useful.
The Under-reporting of abortion complications in Illinois.
How is the data of abortion complications collected?
Abortion records cannot be tallied from death certificates. A single U.S. private investigator tallied 30 percent more abortion related deaths than the entire CDC.
Abortion and mortality rates WIKI… the CDC has stopped counting the ectopic pregnancies missed by abortion providers, a frequent life threatening problem as the women assume, after abortion, that they could not possibly be pregnant.
Pregnancy-associated death. The death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of cause.
Pregnancy-related death. The death of a woman while pregnant or within 1 year of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by her pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental causes.
In your most fevered imaginings, do you think that there is complete reporting of abortion related deaths using these standards?