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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:46 PM

A woman carrying a baby to term is 14 times more likely to die...

than a woman who chooses to have a legal abortion.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/womens-health/articles/2012/01/23/abortion-safer-for-women-than-childbirth-study-claims

MONDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973, opponents have questioned the safety of medical procedures used to terminate pregnancy. Now, a new study contends that having a legal abortion is safer than carrying a baby to term.

The risk of death associated with a full-term pregnancy and delivery is 8.8 deaths per 100,000, while the risk of death linked to legal abortion is 0.6 deaths per 100,000 women, according to the study. That means a woman carrying a baby to term is 14 times more likely to die than a woman who chooses to have a legal abortion, the study finds.

"Regardless of one's sentiments about abortion, legal abortion is very safe, and dramatically safer than continuing the pregnancy," said the study's lead author, Dr. David Grimes, a clinical professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill.

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PeaceNikki Oct 2012 OP
Freddie Oct 2012 #1
PeaceNikki Oct 2012 #2
niyad Oct 2012 #3
xchrom Oct 2012 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #5

Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:02 PM

1. This is what enrages me about the "no exception for rape" garbage

Pregnancy can be life-threatening, even fatal. A woman is supposed to *risk her life*--not to mention the exquisite mental torture--to bear the subhuman spawn of a rapist??!! We should be screaming about this from the rooftops! ANY politician (this means you, Paul Ryan) who spouts this vile, woman-hating opinion has no business being anywhere near public office!!

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Response to Freddie (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:04 PM

2. I hear ya. It's not fresh off the press new... but a GD thread reminded me of this and I wanted to

post it here in case anyone wanted the facts on this stat.

Women don't matter to those assholes. Clumps of cells are more important that a woman's life. It's shameful.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:25 PM

3. unfortunately, you cannot reach these woman-hating cretins with facts--their hatred is so

deep, NOTHING can reach them.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:56 PM

4. Du rec. Nt

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:15 PM

5. I've heard doctors say that. Also...

....that being on birth control (even long-term) is safer than pregnancy.

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