While abortion activists claim terminating a pregnancy is safer
for the woman, several studies reflect that giving birth is less
The latest study involves records on a
half-million women in Denmark. It concludes that childbirth is
indeed safer than abortion.
Dr. David Reardon of the Elliot Institute explains
that statisticians looked at records over a 30-year
period before making this analysis.
"[They] were able to look at link records, death certificate
records and the complete reproductive history," he details, "and
the results showed that compared to women who gave birth, women who
had abortions were about twice as likely to die in each of
the ten years following an abortion. It was evident even
within the first 180 days."
Reardon tells OneNewsNow there is a problem with the
information presented by abortion proponents in this country.
"[They] basically take reports of maternal deaths and abortion
deaths, when there's no systematic way of gathering them, and they
just claim that abortion is like 14 times safer than childbirth,"
"Whereas, in fact, three different data sets from three
different countries -- the United States, Finland and Denmark --
show that the opposite is true, that abortion has a higher
mortality rate than childbirth."
The Elliot Institute founder adds that two of the
studies reveal that in the first year after an abortion, the
biggest cause of death is suicide.