The US government doesn’t want you to know how many women and children are aborted in the country each year, but they do want you know how long they live after the procedure.
This is the first of two reports in which researchers have looked at the health and longevity of the unborn in the United States.
The first report looked at a nationally representative sample of pregnancies, abortions and births in the U.S. from 2003 to 2012, and the second looked at pregnancies and deaths for the same period.
The results are based on the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ 2011 national survey of pregnancies and births, which surveyed over 5 million women and their partners in the months before and after the abortion pill was approved in the mid-2000s.
The researchers also used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics System, which collects vital statistics about pregnancies and women in the weeks and months after an abortion.
In both cases, the researchers found that women who had an abortion were at increased risk of premature death.
“Our analysis is the most comprehensive of its kind to date,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Julie S. Schulman, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “This study was the first to examine this in the context of an abortion,” said Schulmann.
“In addition to the potential health implications of abortion, we also wanted to find out what happens to women’s pregnancies, their babies and their lives.
The data we obtained, combined with the results of other recent studies, strongly suggest that these outcomes may be different in women than we expected.”
“The most common reasons for abortion in this study were fetal abnormality, miscarriage, and preeclampsia,” said study co-author Dr. Jocelyn A. Zink, a fetal specialist at the University of California San Francisco.
“These factors were present in at least 50 percent of the women we analyzed.”
The authors found that among women who experienced an abortion in the last month, at least 30 percent experienced preterm labor, and some 30 percent had an abnormal fetal heartbeat, or abnormally high heart rate.
“We know that a fetus can die at any time during pregnancy, and that most of these women were in the final trimester of pregnancy,” Schulmans said.
“If we are to prevent abortion in America, we need to address this problem.”
Schulmen and Zink say the study also found that some women who reported that they had an illegal abortion were more likely to have had a second abortion or to have experienced an abnormal pregnancy outcome.
“While the study found that abortion rates increased in the second trimester, it also found increases in some women’s pregnancy outcomes,” Scholms said.
The findings suggest that more information is needed about the health of the developing fetus, and if the U and P are being protected, the potential impact of abortion is not necessarily good for the mother, said Zink.
“More research is needed to confirm the findings of the study, but this suggests that the unintended consequences of abortion in pregnancy, even if unintended, are not likely to be avoided.”
The study was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
The study is the latest in a series of reports to the US Congress, which is currently considering a bill that would allow the abortion industry to profit from the procedure, as well as a bill introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., that would prohibit abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
“The findings are disturbing,” said Klobuchen.
“It is very disturbing that women’s health is being jeopardized by a flawed health care system that makes decisions about their health decisions based on an ideology of the abortion provider, rather than the health risks of women and fetuses.
This legislation would allow women and doctors to profit by making decisions about pregnancy outcomes based on profit rather than on the health benefits of women’s bodies.”
The latest data on abortion is from the most recent National Survey of Family Growth, conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in March of 2016.
The survey collects data on nearly 3 million births and deaths between 2003 and 2012, as reported by state and federal agencies.
The latest numbers come from a national sample of 1.3 million pregnancies and 1.8 million births, of which 1.1 million women reported having abortions in the past month.
“NCHs survey is a comprehensive and representative survey of U.s. women, who are the largest single source of data for the NCHS and its affiliates, and for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service,” the NSHS said in a press release.
“A study like this requires extensive data collection, data quality checks, and statistical analysis to produce an accurate and timely report.”
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