There is a 30% increased risk of depression and a 25% increased risk of anxiety following abortion.
The abortion industry and its medical and media allies constantly repeat the refrain that abortion is safer than childbirth and that it is an overall health benefit for women. A new report from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the British pro-life group, says that just isn’t so.
The comprehensive, heavily footnoted 28-page report, titled “Abortion and Women’s Health” looks at several of the physical risks and psychological consequences of abortion. The report is available to download at the SPUC website.
Medical researchers with a long history in the abortion industry have published a figure claiming that abortion is 14 times safer in the U.S. than childbirth. There are a number of problems with this claim, Pike points out. The biggest issue is that the best data gives a very different result.
What does “as a proportion of maternal mortality” mean?
Though the abortion deaths (at least those that are publicly known) are counted separately, they also get counted as part of the overall maternal mortality – the figure used for childbirth mortality. So instead of a contrast between deaths connected to abortion and those connected to childbirth, what you get is the number of abortion-related maternal deaths against the number of deaths associated with childbirth AND abortion related maternal deaths.
By that standard, unless deaths connected to childbirth are zero, that mortality rate will ALWAYS be higher than that connected to abortion.