Caution to People Who Rejoice over 2009 CDC Abortion Data

New CDC data shows bungled abortion reporting in 2009.

Everyone is all abuzz over the 5% reduction in abortions shown in the 2009 CDC data. Instead they should be digging a bit deeper to see if the data really represents reality. Some pro-lifers target the reporters who expected an increase in abortions due to the economy. It’s true that poverty for women rose in 2009 and continues to do so.

The CDC is only able to count reported abortions, and therefore the data is necessarily incomplete. State laws requiring abortion reporting to a central agency vary from non-existent to un-enforceable.

The opportunity to induce home abortions and have them completed at hospitals has increased. These events cannot be reported as abortions unless the mom admits to doing something illegal, or accuses someone else of doing something illegal to her. Internet commerce has made home abortion chemistry much more accessible than in the past. Therefore it is unlikely that any numbers reported by the CDC are available. More recently Ulipristal acetate (Ella) has become available with online prescribing, providing a newer home abortion option using accumulated doses.

It should be noted that even without the above consideration, the CDC data on surgical plus mifepristone abortion is not comprehensive.

So far the joyful articles reporting the CDC abortion data of 2009 did not mention the LIMITATIONS section of the report, part of which is quoted below. Note that the CDC only reports 65 -69% of the abortions which are reported by the Alan Guttmacher Institute. Read on:

“The findings in this report are subject to at least four limitations. First, because reporting requirements are established by the individual reporting areas (17), the collection of data varies, and CDC is unable to obtain the total number of abortions performed in the United States. During the period covered by this report, the total annual number of abortions recorded by CDC was 65%–69% of the number recorded by the Guttmacher Institute (12,59), which uses numerous active follow-up techniques to increase the completeness of the data obtained through its periodic national census of abortion providers (12). Although most reporting areas collect and send abortion data to CDC, this information is given to CDC voluntarily. Consequently, during 2000–2009, seven of the 52 reporting areas did not provide CDC data on a consistent annual basis, and for 2009, CDC did not obtain any information from California, Delaware, Maryland, or New Hampshire.***** In addition, whereas most of the reporting areas that send abortion data to CDC have laws requiring medical providers to submit a report for every abortion they perform to a central health agency, in New Jersey and the District of Columbia, medical providers submit this information voluntarily (16). As a result, the abortion numbers these areas report to CDC are incomplete.††††† Moreover, even in states that legally require medical providers to submit a report for all the abortions they perform, enforcement of this requirement varies (60). Consequently, several other reporting areas tend to provide CDC with incomplete numbers.”

Just Letting Those RNC Folks Know……

Possibly the Harvard graduates at the Republican National Committee are not smart enough to understand that if you shrink the birth rate to below replacement rate, there won’t be enough people to support the elderly, and society will switch to a plan of denying health care and other support in order to conserve resources. On the other hand, it might be that they have the same plan for our elderly, disabled, and very young as the democrats do. The birth rate in 2011 is as low as ever recorded in the U.S. That announcement comes from the CDC’s data for 2011.
During the time leading up to the election, your friendly Pharmer was busy, and had no time for the RNC. She was too busy sending donations to the candidates they threw under the bus, among the myriad other work, domestic and political activities.
Soo, yours truly decided to drop an opinion at their site today. It’s short and sweet.

Mr. Priebus et al,

Social policy is intertwined with fiscal policy inextricably. Much of the reason for the debt crisis, to which the republicans paid lip service, is due to population demographics. It’s a conservative estimate that over a hundred million Americans are NOT here due to the propensity of people for killing their offspring prior to birth. If you were wondering how to fix social security and medicare, please get a clue.
I was practically born a republican, and proudly 1st-voted for Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter. The RNC does not want me or my kind in the party. We do not fit the agenda. After the RNC violated Reagan’s 11 commandment by throwing pro-life candidates under the bus for incorrect phraseology, it became clear that it’s time for me to move on. I donated to the candidates whom you tossed out.
I am a blogger, public speaker, and health care professional, I am no longer Republican, and am taking as many people to tea-party with me as I can.

Bogus Research – comparing abortion and child birth related maternal deaths

Abortion safer than giving birth: study | Reuters.

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 Tale of CDC missing a nationally syndicated abortion death discussed at an conference in front of two CDC staffers tells you how crazy the stats can be.

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.

More on meaningless abortion mortality statistics.

Here are  the ACOG standards for reporting pregnancy associated and pregnancy related deaths:

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?

Comparing Listeria Hysteria and Response to Deaths Associated with Abortion Drugs

Obama’s CDC Stops Bad Fruit, Ignores Abortion Drug Deaths |

The CDC has recommended that people avoid  cantaloupe from Jensen Farms, Colorado, which is suspected to carry  Listeria, a bacterial cause of potentially fatal food poisoning.  Cheryl Sullenger points out another governmental double standard, (much more egregious than the selective enforcement of the migratory bird protection laws highlighted HERE).

13 deaths and 72 illnesses have been attributed to eating cantaloupe from the Colorado farms.   Laura Anderko, a food safety specialist from Georgetown U.  suggests that people should throw away their cantaloupe if they’re not sure where it’s from.

There’s no such governmental reaction   to the deaths and adverse effects suffered by users of  mifepristone and misoprostil.  The abortion regimen is still being promoted as safe, after reports of 14 deaths and 2207 adverse effects associated with use of  the drugs.


Media Matters Action Joins 26 Others In Defending Planned Parenthood From Right-Wing Attacks | Political Correction

Media Matters Action Joins 26 Others In Defending Planned Parenthood From Right-Wing Attacks | Political Correction.

Soros’ Media Matters joins Julian Bond, former chairman of NAACP, and a gaggle of other left wing organizations to say that aborting almost half of Black Babies and aiding and abetting sex slavery  and abuse of minors is OK with them.

They’re all writing to Congress, asking to allow planned parenthood to continue spending our tax dollars on their idea of utopia.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration was sufficiently embarrassed at the rising abortion rate that  the CDC decided not to produce the data this past November as it has for the last 40 years.  After a good deal of public outcry, it appears that they have decided to produce a report at MMRW   (possibly) by February 24.

Bugs R Us – Alaska Report

Gonorrhea outbreak puts Alaska in uphill battle with STD | McClatchy.

Gonorrhea cases are  up 69 % from 2008 to 2009 according to data reported to the CDC.   Some attribute it to increased reporting.

Chlamydia often accompanies gonorrhea and frequently the choice is made to  treat both ‘bugs’ if one is diagnosed.

More  information comes from comments appended to the McClatchy artircle linked at the top.

“Redpoll”,  reported  at 13:50 11/26,  from his Alaskan village about the population most affected by the STD outbreak:

“The destruction of Native culture by the government is startling to witness, and part of that destruction is the replacement of family by state programs. Every girl in the high school is placed on long-term contraception. Out-of-wedlock births hover around 80 percent. As a fourth-grader once told me about learning math: “Why should I learn this s***? White people are going to give me a house when I grow up.” (The smartest kid in the class, BTW.) Layer on that alcohol and drug use that is at unbelievable levels. Lording over everything is the attitude by outsiders with college degrees who seem to think that they have to “fix” these people, and almost always make the situation worse.”

“In that destruction and chaos, sexual promiscuity is rampant, and that, of course, leads to epidemics of STDs. Maybe if Native people were left alone to cultivate their own ways of living, knowledge, and culture, this would change.

And that’s the rest of the story.

Birth Control Pill linked with increased incidence of HIV / AIDS

The Pill’s Deadly Affair with HIV/AIDS | 2010 (v12).

Above linked is a precursor to a full review due in the May/June issue of Population Research.

The use of hormonal contraceptives is linked with an increased incidence of HIV infection, and more rapid progression of the disease to the need for antiretroviral drugs.

High dose hormonal contraceptives elicit the greatest risk, followed by injectable Depo-Provera, and lastly the low dose birth control pills.

A meta-analysis of 28 studies bu Dr. Chia Wang showed this significant positive relationship between hormonal birth control use and HIV I seroprevalence with a higher positive association found among the studies conducted in African populations.

Noted is the fact that HIV is more prevalent in women than in men worldwide, and that populations showing increased oral contraceptive use are experiencing higher infection rates than populations in which OC use is rare.   Japan and the Philippines,   have 0.01% and 0.02% incidence of HIV respectively.   Thailand, on the other hand, has been praised for popular adoption of OC use,   and its HIV rate is correspondingly higher – affecting  over 1 % of adults.

More details are available HERE Read up!

Useless “news” about Herpes Infection

This article does not clearly delineate the virus and method of testing done to determine the supposed “results”.

U.S. herpes rates remain high – CDC | Reuters.

Since Herpes simplex I and  HSV II  can each be transmitted by genital and oral contact, ( with this situation mainly a result of  widespread  oral-genital contact),  headlining  statistics about only one type of virus is rather useless.

The one in six statistic addresses only HSV II infection, and not the very common HSV I infection.