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.
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.
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.
A survey of 5 577 biologists in 2018 show that 96% of respondents agreed that human life begins at fertilisation. Steve Jacobs who conducted the survey said “the majority of the sample identified as:
- Liberal: 89%
- Pro-choice: 85%
- Non-religious: 63%”
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.
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.
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 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.”
John Campbell PhD, a retired nurse educator and YouTuber with 2.4 million subscribers has made an illuminating video on human development highlighting new evidence that children dream in the womb. Dr Campbell said, “when I was a zygote, all the genetics that is in me now, all the potential that is in me now was already there. So we start off as a single cell, quite amazing, but scientifically undeniable.” He showed a series of photos of an unborn child, noting milestones such as cardiac contraction beginning at 3 weeks, stress hormone responses at 18 weeks, and a clear sleep-wake cycle by 30 weeks, with REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, alternating with deeper non-REM sleep. “The evidence now” said Dr Campbell Is “indicating quite strongly that from 28-29-30 weeks the child is dreaming. What they dream about of course I don’t think we’ll ever know.”
A study involving close to 8 million pregnancies debunked the notion that abortion is a normal experience for mother, finding that it is rare for a woman to have both births and abortions. Out of 5 million women with at least 1 pregnancy, less than 6% have both births and abortions. Women in the study population almost never used abortion as a means to space their children. CLI president, Charles Donovan, said, “The abortion industry wants America to believe that abortion is a normal experience for mothers. They want to make it acceptable to target vulnerable women and children citing estimates and surveys conducted at abortion centres, to support the narrative that everyone is doing it”. According to the study, these narratives simply aren’t true. By comparison, the frequently cited “turnaround study” in the abortion industry is based on interviews with just 813 women. “Most mothers are not undergoing abortions. We know that instinctively. We know that based on logic. Now we know it based on data.” Key findings from this study are that abortion is not a normative experience, women with both births and abortions have more abortions than births, and abortion is rarely used in healthy families to space out children.