Emergency Room Visits Increase with Increase Abortions (USA)

A longitudinal Cohort Study done from 1999 till 2015 shows that as abortions increase, so do the abortion-related Emergency Room (ER) visits, especially for chemical abortions. The study took data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 17 states that received state funding for abortions. Based on ICD9 codes (630-639, 634), all ER visits within 30 days after an abortion were analysed, including miscoded visits (e.g. classified as spontaneous abortion/miscarriage). From 1999 – 2015, surgical abortions increased by 560% (from 4479 to 29558), while chemical abortions increased by more than 4000% (from 352 in 2002 to 15279 in 2015). Abortion-related ER visits for surgical abortion increased by 315%, for chemical abortions it increased by 507%. ER visits within 30 days of a chemical abortion grew by more than 850%.

Maternal Mortality Rate (International)

Peru accepted a law that acknowledges that life starts at conception. Abortion is still allowed when the mother’s life is in danger, but each unborn child has the right to dignity, life, and integrity, just like any other person. According to Dr Calum Miller, the claim that these strict laws will cause more women to die from illegal abortions is not true. In 2017, a systematic review and meta-analysis published in Sage Open Medicine proved that a woman is 2-4 times as likely to die from any cause, and 6-7 times as likely to die from suicide within a year following abortion, compared to childbirth. Numerous sources show that after abortion restrictions, maternal mortality rates decrease (for example in Poland, Ireland and Chile), while in South Africa, the mortality rate increased after legalisation of abortion.

World Medical Association Supports Conscientious Objection to Abortion and Assisted Suicide (UK)

The World Medical Association, an international confederation of medical associations representing  physicians, has  voiced its support for conscientious objection including in cases  of abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide. The General  Assembly of the Association has unanimously  approved an addendum to its  respected International Code of Medical Ethics. Its code now recognises the right to conscientious objection so long as the patient’s health is not  endangered.


Medicaid Data: Decision To Abort First Pregnancy Carries Lifetime Risks Of Adverse Events (USA)

Researchers analysing 17 years of comprehensive Medicaid claims data, in a first of its kind research from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) found that women whose first pregnancy ended in abortion had on average :

  • 53% more miscarriages than women whose pregnancy ended in live birth.
  • 35% more pregnancies over their reproductive lifetime
  • More than 4 times as many abortions
  • Only half the number of live births

Separate peer reviewed research finds that women exposed to multiple induced abortions are at an increased risk of:

  • Extremely preterm (premature) birth in future pregnancies based on an analysis of more than 400 000 pregnancies in Finland.
  • Low birth weight in future pregnancies based on a review of 37 studies.
  • Poor mental health, based on an analysis of data from the “National Longitudinal Study Of Adolescent To Adult Health”, finding that each abortion increased the risk of mental health problems by 23%.
  • Premature death, based on an analysis of the pregnancy and mortality records of more than one million women, finding that the risk of death increased with each successive abortion.

Tessa Longbons, CLI’s senior research associate and co-author of the new peer reviewed study, said:

  • A woman’s first pregnancy shapes the course of her life. That’s my key takeaway from 17 years of data.


Abortion and Women’s Health: An evidence-based review for medical professionals of the impact of abortion on women’s physical and mental health.

Written by Dr Greg Pike, the evidence-based review “Abortion and Women’s health”, reveals the horrific impact abortion can have on the mental health of women.

Key findings include:

  • A woman who undergoes an abortion is 6 times more likely to commit suicide than a woman who gives birth
  • A woman who undergoes an abortion is 30% more likely to suffer from depression compared to a woman who gives birth.
  • A woman who undergoes an abortion is 25% more likely to suffer from anxiety compared to a woman that gives birth
  • A woman who has had an abortion is at a higher risk of psychiatric admission compared to a woman who gives birth.


Dangerous Deception: Not Telling Your Doctor About Abortion Pill Use Increases Health Risk (USA)

A new analysis of 423 000 confirmed abortions debunks the common abortion industry narrative that “there is no medical reason to tell a doctor about an abortion”. The analysis revealed that if a pill-related abortion is miscoded as a natural miscarriage in the emergency department, the woman was twice as likely to be admitted for surgery for retained products of conception compared to those who were correctly coded as a chemical abortion. These women were also found to be 78% more likely to have multiple hospital admissions over 30 days compared to those who were coded as chemical abortions. This highlights that there are significant medical reasons to inform a doctor about an abortion. Over 60 percent of pill-related abortions were miscoded as natural miscarriage in 2015.


Justice Breyer is Wrong: Modern Advances in Ultrasound and Foetal Surgery anything but “slim” (USA)

Medicine and science have advanced majorly since Roe vs Wade in 1973. This includes tremendous advancements in ultrasound, foetal diagnosis, and the ability to do in-utero procedures. Ultrasound in 1973 was unable to clearly define the features of an unborn baby. Modern day ultrasound has made it possible to identify physical features and behaviours of the foetus including yawning, hiccups, thumb sucking and even right or left hand dominance. “Modern developments in our understanding of the humanity of the unborn are anything but ‘slim.’ If you follow the science, it’s clear that unborn children at 15 weeks’ gestation are already amazingly complex human beings”.  Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan incorrectly described modern developments in our scientific understanding of unborn babies as “slim” in their dissent to the Supreme Court’s decision to reverse Roe v. Wade.


Louisiana and Mississippi Shut Down Remaining Abortion Facilities in Aftermath of Roe v Wade Repeal (USA)

The last 3 abortion facilities in the US state of Louisiana are about to be closed down following the reversal of Roe v Wade earlier this year. Mississippi has also closed all such facilities following its landmark case Dobbs v Jackson. After the “momentous” overturning of Roe v Wade, US States such as Louisiana and Mississippi can decide their own abortion laws, and as many as half of US States are now limiting or banning, or are expected to ban abortion, as reported by SPUC. In Louisiana, providers of abortion may now receive US$100 000 fine or up to 10 years in prison. Mississippi is also one of 13 other states that have similar laws.


Half of US States will ban Abortion in “Stunning Turnaround” for American Unborn (USA)

Half of US States are expected to ban or limit abortion after the US Supreme Court overruled the infamous 1973 ruling that imposed abortion throughout that nation. Abortion will now be limited or banned outright, except in rare cases. Michael Robinson, executive director (Public Affairs and Legal Services) said, “Potentially millions of babies will now go on to live fully-fledged lives because of the repeal of Roe v Wade”… At last apologists for abortion must argue their case democratically and accept the will of pro-life states.”