Shredding The Myths about Abortion’s “Benefits” to Women
Myth #5 (of 15), another Q&A from Planned Parenthood’s webpage, “Choosing Abortion - Questions And Answers:”
[LINKS TO ALL 15 ARTICLES FOUND HERE]
5. “Does an early abortion make ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy more likely in the future?Planned Parenthood says that 90% of all abortions are first trimester, so of the 1.26 Million (90% of 1.4 M) such abortions every year, about 4,200 women yearly will suffer from these infections.
No. Not unless a serious infection occurs. Infection occurs in only one out of 300 first-trimester abortions and only rarely does it affect future pregnancies.”
And be at risk for tubal pregnancies later.
In the Journal of American Medical Association in 1985, and in 2 other studies in 1982 in the American Journal of Public Health and the American Journal of Epidemiology, scientists found that:
“Abortion is significantly related to an increased risk of subsequent ectopic pregnancies. Such pregnancies, in turn, are life threatening and may cause reduced fertility.”
- [Daling, et.al., "Ectopic Pregnancy in Relation to Previous Induced Abortion", JAMA (Feb. 15, 1985), 253(7):1005-1008
- Levin, et.al., "Ectopic Pregnancy and Prior Induced Abortion", American Journal of Public Health (1982), vol.72, p.253
- C.S. Chung, "Induced Abortion and Ectopic Pregnancy in Subsequent Pregnancies," American Journal of Epidemiology (1982), 115(6):879-887].
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