Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Study: Abortion safer than childbirth

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Abortion: My Mind, My Body, My Choice

Yet more research debunks yet another religious-Right canard, with an added twist that’s sure to get their conniptions going:

Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth, suggests a new U.S. study published Monday.

Researchers found that women were about 14 times more likely to die during or after giving birth to a live baby than to die from complications of an abortion.

Experts say the findings, though not unexpected, contradict some state laws that suggest abortions are high-risk procedures.

The message is that getting an abortion and giving birth are both safe, said Dr. Anne Davis, who studies obstetrics and gynecology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, and wasn't involved in the new study.

"We wouldn't tell people, 'Don't have a baby because it's safer to have an abortion' -- that's ridiculous," she told Reuters Health. "We're trying to help women who are having all reproductive experiences know what to expect."

Why, it’s almost like these people are actually trying to help women. And here I thought they were just trying to get them to suck & dunk their unborn babies in life-threatening abortion mills. It’s almost like all those howling anti-choicers are just completely full of shit or something.

Who knew?

(via ThinkProgress)