Of course abortion is never safe for the child -- almost every child is
killed by the various methods of abortion. Of those children who survive
abortion, many are "left to die" reports Kathleen Malloy, registered nurse
from Jacksonville, Florida, who witnessed crying babies scalded by saline
abortions ignored by hospital staff. She reports of other survivors who are
killed by suffocation.
- The Fallopian tube is a fragile organ, if infection injures it, it often
seals shut. The typical infection involving these organs is pelvic
inflammatory disease (PID). "Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is difficult to
manage and often leads to infertility, even with prompt
treatment ... Approximately 10% of women will develop tubal adhesions
leading to infertility after one episode of PID, 30% after
two episodes, and more than 60% after three episodes." (M. Spence,
Sexually Transmitted Disease Bulletin, John Hopkins University).
According to John Hopkins University, "Occurrence of genital tract
infection following elective abortion is a well-known complication." They
report up to 18.5% of infection rates (American Journal of OB/GYN,
vol. 128, no. 5, 1977).
- The risk of secondary infertility among women with at least one induced
abortion is 3-4 times greater than that among non-aborted women. (British
Journal of OB/GYN, August, 1976)
Dr. Bohumil Stipal, Czechoslovakia's Deputy Minister of Health, stated:
"Roughly 25% of the women who interrupt their first pregnancy have remained
- A high incidence of cervical damage from the abortion procedure has
raised the incidence of miscarriage in aborted women to 30-40%. (Hilgers
et al., "Fertility Problems Following an Aborted First Pregnancy." New
Perspectives on Human Abortion, University Publications of America,
There is a doubled incidence of mid-trimester spontaneous losses (Herlap,
New England Journal of Medicine, no. 301, 1979).
- ECTOPIC (TUBAL) PREGNANCIES
- Among women who had aborted their first child, the University of Hawaii
(Chung, 1981) reports a 500% increase in subsequent ectopic pregnancies
causing internal bleeding and death without emergency surgery.
- PERFORATION OF UTERUS
- The American Journal of OB/GYN of April 1977 reports: "One sequel to
abortion can be a killer. This is pelvic abscess, almost always from a
perforation of the uterus and sometimes also of the bowel."
- Obstetrics and Gynecology (May, 1985) admitted that today's
abortion-related deaths may be under-reported by as much as 50 percent.
(Women don't go back to the abortion clinics to die -- they go to the emergency
room and die from abortion complications.)
[Note: We received a communication challenging the validity of this
reference. But after
I conclude that the author's statement is essentially accurate. -- Webmaster.]
Posted 9 Sep 2000.
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