If you opt for an abortion, you opt for restrictions on your life including death. That doesn’t sound like ‘empowering’ the woman, but weakening her, limiting her choices, and forcing her to be subservient to the whims of society. Of course, it doesn’t include putting a human to death. One that already has every chromosome in place that includes hair color, intelligence, gender, and all attributes.
Abortion and birth control have health risks (1) that should be told to women. But Planned Parenthood never does. The British College of Psychiatrists admits abortion causes mental health problems (2). It is known abortion is more risky for women than normal childbirth (3). A Canadian study reveals a 93% increased risk of a premature birth after a second abortion (6).
After an abortion, PTSD rates increased for women by 61% in a South African study, where sleep disorders were more prevalent (7), babies were more likely to be premature or underweight (8), children were linked to higher rates of child abuse (9), and many other studies have found women with a history of abortion are at increased risk for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, suicidal tendencies, substance abuse, psychiatric hospitalization, and other problems (10). As suspected, new study has revealed a 66% increased breast cancer increase after abortion (5).
In a nutshell, any statistician looking at these numbers would have to conclude the chance of an abortive mother and/or her subsequent babies having one of these symptoms is almost “1”. That means in ‘geek-speak’, any one of these symptoms will very likely occur if one has an abortion. Many times the mother thinks these symptoms are normal after an abortion. No kidding…
The above doesn’t include problems known from birth control pills and various contraceptives (11). It seems women taking oral contraceptives seem to be largely unaware of the risks. Researchers, knowing that participants took birth control pills, conducted ultrasound examinations of the participants’ leg and neck arteries to measure levels of plaque buildup. This documented at the University of Ghent (Belgium) every 10 years of oral contraceptive use was correlated with a 20 to 30 percent increase.
So many like to consider forms of contraception as a method to avoid pregnancy. But a life is formed at the moment of conception, not at the point of implantation in the uterus. In the column about Health and Human Services—HHS Moves to Define Contraception as Abortion | RHRealityCheck.org—it’s very obvious that even a very liberally-leaning government understands when pregnancy actually occurs. Hence the condition of ectopic pregnancy exists—a pregnancy occurring not implanted yet in the uterus.
On March 16, 1989, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop told a congressional hearing there was not enough evidence to assess the psychological effects of abortion, and that an unimpeachable scientific report was not possible. (12) That was in the New York Times—21 years ago. All above cited reports were written in 2006, or later. It’s likely an unimpeachable scientific report is now possible.
For a more detailed explanation of what abortion is really doing, one can check out the topic of abortion in # (13).
God is sending out obvious messages all over the place about the pitfalls of abortion. It’s possible some just don’t want to listen. The repercussions of ignoring an obvious message directly from God are too mammoth to conceive.
(13) Pro-Life Issues
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