Shredding The Myths about Abortion’s “Benefits” to Women
The first 9 myths shredded were Q&A’s taken literally from Planned Parenthood’s webpage, “Choosing Abortion - Questions And Answers.” We posted extensive research and case history evidence showing that their answers are just plain wrong.
[LINKS TO ALL 15 ARTICLES FOUND HERE]
We continue here discussing the truths about abortion’s devastating effects on the moms, including specific medical research studies, personal stories and legal cases, including updates on the two legal motions to overturn Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.
For the final 6 myths, we’re covering those that are the general throwout phrases made by abortion rights supporters everywhere, not just Planned Parenthood.
Myth #12 (of 15):
12. “If abortion is illegal, even MORE women will die than the 78,000 dying now.”The World Health Organization states that 78,000 women die annually from illegal abortions worldwide. They either were fooled themselves or were partly responsible for faulty reporting:
“…Dr. Randy O'Bannon, Education Director for National Right to Life, says the 78,000 illegal abortion deaths figure comes from inaccurate estimates made in 1998 by the World Health Organization and the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, not exactly an objective, independent source.WHO was wrong or misquoted at least once before: CNN World Report’s broadcast June 18, 1989, stated that 400,000 women die in Brazil each year from illegal abortions. But the U.N. and World Health Organization also were quoted saying that only 40,000 Brazilian women of child-bearing age (15-44 years) die each year in total.
“O'Bannon says that figures given for developing countries…where researchers report the vast majority of…abortion-related deaths, ‘are based on meager data and a lot of assumption-laden extrapolations. Many…countries do not maintain detailed birth or mortality records, much less abortion statistics, making even the roughest of estimates problematic.’”
CNN also said that 3 million abortions are obtained by Brazilian teens, and that 21% of them die as a result. 21% of 3 million is 630,000.
How can one-and-a-half times more teens die from abortion than the total number of women dying from abortion that they claimed in the same news report?
The above research is paraphrased from the book ACHIEVING PEACE IN THE ABORTION WAR: Predictions on Possible Social Impacts of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Cognitive Dissonance as Structural Stressors by Rachel M. MacNair, Ph.D. She’s a psychologist and director the Institute for Integrated Social Analysis.
Lastly, there’s this quote from a Pro-Choice Forum. It is from a "Debate held in the Northern Ireland Assembly," on June 20, 2000:
“Claims with regard to the number of people dying from illegal abortion have been widely exaggerated by the pro-choice campaign. In 1982, for instance, in Portugal, it was claimed that 2000 people had died as a result of illegal abortions. Yet when the statistics were examined more closely they revealed that the number of women aged between 15 and 45 who died from any cause in Portugal that year was 1,887. Clearly those statistics were absolute nonsense.”That “news” was reported as fact by the BBC.
The above organization's website says,
"Pro-Choice Forum was established as an independent trust in 1997. Its aims are: (i) to increase knowledge about the causes of unwanted pregnancy, (ii) to increase knowledge about the social, legal and ethical issues surrounding abortion. In order to increase knowledge, Pro-Choice Forum aims to foster interaction between academics with a special interest in the issue of abortion, and others with shared interests, especially providers of reproductive healthcare services and pro-choice advocacy and campaigning organizations. In order the achieve these aims, Pro-Choice Forum organises lectures, debates and conferences; publishes pamphlets and leaflets; and publicises research about abortion and related issues on this site and elsewhere."Too bad we don't have anything close to this in the U.S., right?
Maybe not. Make no mistake: that organization publishes pro-abortion rights oped pieces on its website, in which heatedly pro-abortion Ph.D.'s lambaste news reporters for reporting
"incorrect information about ECPs ["abortion pill" and "morning after pill"] insinuating that this contraceptive method is a form of abortion."[Well, yes, it can be. Several world-renowned scientists testified under oath at an April 1981 Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the question, "When does human life begin?" Every last one of them said that human life does begin at conception. The abortion- or morning-after-pills make the uterine lining too thin to allow implantation, so if there has been conception, that is considered by doctors to have an "abortifacient" quality, meaning it causes abortion of the developing human life. Medical science's word for it, not mine, not ours.]
More on those scientists on Tuesday November 2's post, including link.
Myth #13 to be shredded tomorrow. I’m posting one a day every day from Oct. 19 through Election Day. Prior myths shredded can be found as follows:
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11.
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