CV NEWS FEED // Since the fall of Roe vs. Wade, pro-abortion activists have preyed on the heartstrings of Americans claiming: “Pregnancies are actually more dangerous than abortions.”
Is this true? Is it more dangerous for a woman’s body for her to grow and bear a child than to terminate its life before birth? Are the risks of pregnancy greater than the risks of abortion?
CatholicVote dug into a few stats to find out.
Up to 40% of women who have an abortion retain “products of conception” (RPOC). RPOC “refers to fetal or placental tissue that remains in your uterus after a pregnancy. RPOC is more common when a pregnancy ends early. RPOC can lead to bleeding, infection, and other problems. Medication or minor surgery can treat RPOC,” the Cleveland Clinic reported.
The premature ending of a pregnancy through chemical or medicinal abortion is thought to be the main cause of this phenomenon, as RPOC is found in less than 1% of full-term pregnancies.
Pregnancy, while hard on the body of a woman, can produce positive effects as well.
FemmePro OB/GYN reported that women who go through pregnancy can experience menstrual cramp relief once their cycle starts again, reduced risk of some cancers, and improved heart health with a 10% reduced risk of developing heart disease later in life if you have a history of breastfeeding.
Women who have given birth may also develop multitasking skills and are up to 94% less likely to develop Multiple sclerosis (MS).
In contrast, women who have an abortion at the very least will have negative consequences due to the interruption of the hormone process Medical News Today reported. The most common negative emotions experienced are:
The Laguna Treatment Hospital reported that women who have an abortion are 80% more likely than other women to struggle with mental health after their “treatment.” Women are:
While an increase in women’s deaths during pregnancy has been reported, the causes of death have little to do with the pregnancies themselves, and more with the lack of support the American health system gives to women after they have a child. Most of these maternal deaths – 80% in fact – are preventable.
Most people think of abortion as an invasive procedure performed in a clinic. Since the pandemic, however, there has been a rise in chemical abortions – abortions performed with the use of drugs such as mifepristone. Over 50% of all abortions are now chemical.
It is difficult to find research on the aftermath of early-stage chemical abortions, due to the lack of data and the lack of will to procure that data. Chemical abortions present far more risks than even surgical abortions the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) reported.
“Science demonstrates that chemical abortion is more dangerous for women. Data from states which track complications shows that as chemical abortions increase, so do the most serious complications resulting from chemical abortion,” Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) president Charles A. Donovan stated.
A 2009 comparative study found that “medical termination is associated with a higher incidence of adverse events,” and concluded that chemical abortions are even more dangerous than surgical ones.