May 15, 2005

Abortion Imperils Subsequent Pregnancy

A significant study on women who get an abortion and later try to have another child has established that having a prior abortion significantly (1.7 times) increases the chance of the subsequent "wanted" pregnancy having a risky premature birth. You can find the article abstract here which will confirm the Telegraph's accuracy for those who have an alergy to UK newspapers.

The question is whether this will change behavior at abortion clinics. Will women start to be warned about the dangers of abortion today to their future ability to have healthy children tomorrow? Will clinics be held liable if they fail to warn now that such a large study has found such a high increase in risk is associated with abortion?

Now is where the rubber hits the road for "pro-choice" feminists. They can either side with women and insist that they are fully informed of the established medical risks or they can side with the commercial interests of the abortion business. It would be nice to see some truly pro-choice women peel off and actually stand for informed choice. I'm not holding my breath.

If anybody knows where the full text of the study is freely available, I'd really love to hear about it.

HT: Michael Williams

Posted by TMLutas at May 15, 2005 08:41 PM