Category Archives: Mortality

Suicides After Abortion Remain High Despite Better Screening Guidelines

Officials in Finland Concerned About Increased Risk of Suicide After Abortion; Calls for Action in Australia and the U.S. Voluntary guidelines for post-abortion mental health evaluations during the month following an abortion have failed to significantly decrease the rate of … Continue reading

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“Nobody Cares” About Black Women Who Die From Abortions

Once again, Christina Dunigan has provided some valuable information in a post at the RealChoice blog. Here she is posting about the disproportionate number of black women who die from abortions — and the lack of concern shown by those … Continue reading

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Legal or Illegal, Women Still Die from Abortion

Real Choice reports today on the death from abortion of 37-year-old Carole Schaner on October 20, 1971, by Dr. Jesse Ketchum: Ketchum was a former criminal abortionist from Ypsilanti, Michigan who had relocated to New York specifically to open an abortion practice … Continue reading

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Doctors: Abortion Not Necessary to Save Mothers’ Lives

From LifeSite News: Almost 900 medical professionals have now signed the Dublin Declaration on Maternal Health, launched in 2012 to declare that abortion is not needed to save women’s lives. Unveiled at the International Symposium on Maternal Healthcare in Dublin, … Continue reading

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Australian Maternal Death Report Highlights Abortion-Suicide Connection

A report on maternal deaths in Queensland, Australia, has raised concerns about suicide following pregnancy, particularly after abortion. The Queensland Maternal and Perinatal Quality Council report noted: Suicide is the leading cause of death in women within 42 days after … Continue reading

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Abortion Risks | Abortion Complications | Abortion Dangers | Abortion Side Effects

  Printable Fact Sheets Psychological Complications More articles on abortion complications Physical Dangers Associated With Abortion Approximately 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2%) were considered major.19 However the majority of complications take time … Continue reading

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CDC Reports of Abortion Deaths Double: Research Shows Many Deaths Go Uncounted

A recent report on abortion released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) noted that, “In 2008, the most recent year for which data were available, 12 women were reported to have died as a result of complications from known … Continue reading

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Two Deaths from “Safe and Legal” Abortions

Would More Women Die If Not for Legalization? By Christina Dunigan Demetrice Andrews, age 22, underwent an abortion on October 17, 1988. She became progressively ill, and was finally admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Demetrice suffered multiple organ … Continue reading

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“Invisible” Abortion Deaths

One of our past posts included the stories of five women in Maryland who died as a result of abortion, and whose deaths were never counted as abortion-related in any official statistics. Here’s a link to an article about another … Continue reading

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Abortions Increase Risk of Maternal Death: New Study

A single induced abortion increases the risk of maternal death by 45 percent compared to women with no history of abortion, according to a new study of all women of reproductive age in Denmark over a 25 year period. In … Continue reading

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Higher Death Rates After Abortion Found in U.S., Finland, and Denmark

Studies in U.S., Finland, and Denmark show women are more likely to die after an abortion than after childbirth. Continue reading

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Rehash of Abortion Safety Claim Ignores All Inconvenient Evidence to the Contrary

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An “apples vs. oranges” comparison of dissimilar data sets is being used to promote the lie that abortion is safer than childbirth. Meanwhile, pristine record-linkage studies proving the opposite are being ignored. Continue reading

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Abortion Risks: A list of major psychological complications related to abortion

Hundreds of studies have documented a wide variety of psychological reactions associated with abortion. This list summarizes many of the major findings and includes citations to the original research. Continue reading

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Women’s Suicide Rates Highest After Abortion: New Study

Springfield, IL (Nov. 29, 2005) — Compared to women who have not been pregnant in the prior year, deaths from suicide, accidents and homicide are 248 percent higher in the year following an abortion, according to a new 13-year study … Continue reading

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CDC Abortion Mortality Reports Flawed: New Study and Head of CDC’s Admission

New Study Finds Women Are Three Times More Likely To Die After An Abortion CDC Admits Its Abortion and Childbirth Mortality Statistics Are Not Comparable Springfield, IL (Sept 9, 2005) ‑‑ International health experts have published a new study disclosing … Continue reading

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