In the Sunday Times (London), abortion linked to premature birth:
WOMEN who have had abortions are more likely to give birth to premature babies, research has shown. The study by French doctors, to be published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, suggests abortion could cause abnormalities in the cervix and womb that later prompt premature birth. Premature babies are far more likely to suffer health problems. A study published last week said that half of extremely premature babies that made it home from hospital were likely to have severe or moderate rates of disability and learning difficulties.The article isn't online yet, so I don't yet know how much the risk of premature birth is increased by previous abortions.