Anglican Samizdat

September 16, 2009

Abortion harms future children

Filed under: Abortion — David Jenkins @ 11:03 pm

Abortion not only kills its intended victim, it harms babies yet to be conceived:

Women who have abortions could be posing a risk to future children, according to research published today.

A Canadian medical study found that those who abort a pregnancy could run the risk of giving birth to premature of low-weight children in subsequent pregnancies.

It discovered that women who had undergone more than one abortion had a 72 per cent increased risk for low birth weight and 93 per cent risk of prematurity.

It also found that women who had an abortion in the first or second trimester had a 35 per cent increased risk of giving birth to a low-weight birth baby and a 36 per cent increased risk of having a premature baby

It sounds like abortions have a more deleterious affect on subsequent babies than smoking: a mother who smokes is only 60% more likely to have a premature baby than one who doesn’t. Perhaps abortion clinics will be forced to display conspicuous warning signs to this effect, just like cigarette packaging. Perhaps not.


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