Abortion: Complications

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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.

COMPLICATIONS

INFECTION
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).

INFERTlLlTY
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 permanently childless."

MISCARRIAGES
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, 1981.)

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."

DEATH
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 further investigation, I conclude that the author's statement is essentially accurate. -- Webmaster.]


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Posted 9 Sep 2000.

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