Long-Term Risks of Abortion

PremieMost everyone knows of someone who has had a preterm delivery and is aware of the emotional, psychological and physical toll such events consume from families. And the babies, who do survive preterm delivery, may have health problems for life.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month and an advocacy group, Prevent Preterm, has identified over 100 peer-reviewed studies that show a link between abortion and subsequent premature birth.

The studies, involving mothers and premature births in 34 countries on multiple continents, were published from 1972 through this year. Individual studies looked at the histories of fewer than a hundred women to tens of thousands. They took into account many factors, like prenatal care, smoking, drugs and mothers who had previously had abortions. Their “statistically significant” results show that the more abortions a woman has had, the more likely it is she won’t be able to carry a baby to term.

According to Prevent Preterm, the link is strong, repeatedly verified and unmistakable. Women who have abortions are at significant risk of being unable to carry a baby to term, when they do want a child. Some of the believed culprits are: abortion may damage and weaken the cervix, infection could be introduced, and hemorrhage plays a role. While not all researchers agree exactly how abortion compromises future pregnancies, they do agree the link is real.

Does Planned Parenthood tell women about the “strong, repeatedly verified and unmistakable” link between abortion and premature birth? No. They deny it, and call it a myth. For this significant surgical procedure, there is no real “informed consent” at America’s largest abortion agencies. It would be bad for “business.”




About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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