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MYTH OF THE INFAMOUS BACK-ALLEY/COAT HANGER ABORTIONS

Posted by on Sep. 16, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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If elective abortion should ever be illegal again, the predominant fear is that desperate women would be forced into back-alleys and suffer unsafe abortions like in the past. Before Roe v. Wade, it was rumored that tens of thousands of women died every year from illegal and unsafe abortions. 

However, the actual facts don't agree with these claims. Here is an excerpt from a wikipedia page:

"An illegal abortion may be called a "back-alley", "backstreet", or "back-yard" abortion.

The wire coat hanger method was a popularly known illegal abortion procedure, although they were not the norm. In fact, Mary Calderone, former medical director of Planned Parenthood, said, in a 1960 printing of the American Journal of Public Health:

"Abortion is no longer a dangerous procedure. This applies not just to therapeutic abortions as performed in hospitals but also to so-called illegal abortions as done by physician. In 1957 there were only 260 deaths in the whole country attributed to abortions of any kind, second, and even more important, the conference [on abortion sponsored by Planned Parenthood] estimated that 90 percent of all illegal abortions are presently being done by physicians. Whatever trouble arises usually arises from self-induced abortions, which comprise approximately 8 percent, or with the very small percentage that go to some kind of non-medical abortionist. Abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous, because it is being done well by physicians." " 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsafe_abortion#Back-alley_abortion


Click here for CDC statictics of maternal mortality from abortions pre-Roe and after Roe (TABLE 22)


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This chart from the National Center for Health Statistics explains how some of those exaggerated pre-Roe mortality numbers came about:


You can see that maternal mortality was significantly reduced more by the introduction and increased use of antibiotics than by the legalization of abortion. The latter, seems to have made NO discernible difference at all. By the time Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, maternal mortality had been reduced to roughly the same amount as it remained for the early years of legal abortions.

However, legalizing abortion did make an enormous difference in the ignored victims, unborn humans. It substantially increased their deaths to a tune of 1,200,000+ yearly in the U.S. and has also led to other countries adopting a similar stance of "reproductive rights" which causes 42,000,000+ global deaths a year of unborn females and males.

In addition, legalizing abortions also fascilitated the ever-increasing profits of the abortionists and the abortion industry. They were involved in spreading (and thus, perpetuating) the myth that still remains today. The late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, former abortionist and co-founder of NARAL) confessed this. 


Bernard Nathanson, M.D., former abortionist, co-founder and first president of (NARAL) National Abortion Right Action League

Click here for a Confession from Dr. Bernard Nathanson
Click here for another Confession from Dr. Nathanson

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by on Sep. 16, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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by Diane - Group Owner on Sep. 16, 2011 at 11:40 AM


Even 40 years after legalizing abortions, it certainly has NOT eliminated unsafe and illegal practices as you can see below:  

"When abortion was illegal, abortionists had to be very careful to avoid infection, laceration, and puncturing of the uterus, since a visit to the emergency room was an invitation for a police investigation. Not anymore. 

Today, abortionists are free to operate on an assembly-line basis. The faster they work, the more money they make. When women get hurt...well, that's just the risk that goes with any surgery." ~ Dr. Beverly McMillan, ob/gyn and former abortionist

Click here for a spotlight on the infamous Dr. Gosnell. You may have heard of him, but it's quite possible that you have not due to the media blackout of his recnt trial. The following are more articles about Dr. Gosnell's 'House of Horrors':
Philadelphia abortion doctor's license suspended; clinic 'deplorable'
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Pa. abortion doc charged with 8 counts of murder
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Woman 'forced to go through with abortion she wanted to halt' at 'House of Horrors' clinic
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Pictured: The women charged with murder, conspiracy and theft for assisting 'House of Horrors' abortion doctor

Click here for an LA Times article about Illegal Abortions that had been occurring recently. The owner and her sister pleaded guilty for performing abortions without a medical license. The owner ran six clinics and even advertised on television, which would never be possible if abortions were illegal.

Click here for a CNN.com article about a Physician in who lost his FL medical license  following a Live Birth Abortion after he failed to show up in time for the second day of the abortion. He is now practicing in NY The Co-Owner of the clinic in FL was arrested for practicing medicine without a license when the patient delivered a live baby which was then thrown in the trash.

A Few More Examples:

Photos show abortion clinic violations
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Records:failed abortions at Musk clinic

Teen mum who had an abortion because she wasn't ready for a second baby died after contracting superbug during the procedure

An obstetrician has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct for publishing advice online about how to conduct home abortions.

Planned Parenthood offers condolences following clinic death

ABQ Abortion doctor under investigation

Doctors charged with murder after 35 late-term fetuses are discovered stashed in clinic freezer
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Utah doctor faces murder charges in botched abortion case

APNewsBreak: Illinois ignores abortion clinics for years, cracks down after Philadelphia case

Inspection Of Northern Illinois Women's Center Reveals Shocking, Dangerous, And Disgusting Violations
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Rockford abortion clinic will not reopen due to lack of support

Two botched abortions; no gurney access

Doctor Who Carved Initials Gets Probation

Two Lansing-area abortion clinics close following accusations of operating illegally

NBC investigation of late-term abortionist who says he has "license to lie"
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Abortion clinic could be shut over license

Doctor's four-state abortion business under investigation


Click Here for the Women on Waves facebook page that shows you how to break the law and obtain an unsafe Home Abortion. (Click the Photos section on FB page, scroll down to 2011 photos - the 1st photo is the english version. )

Click here for a website that advertises Herbal Home Abortions (may be unsafe, may be a scam, but certainly illegal)

Click here for a page directly from an Abortion Clinic's website which details unsafe procedures occurring now by their competitors.

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diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Feb. 4, 2012 at 7:24 PM
Criminalizing abortion did not create unsafe abortions.  Rather, ruthless and greedy predators who prey on emotional and desperate women did...then and now.

The latest unbiased statistics from WEF about global maternal mortality should make everyone reconsider the current direction of so-called "reproductive rights."

Permissive Abortion Laws May Be Hazardous To Mothers' Health, Per New Report ~ Samantha Singson

     (NEW YORK – C-FAM)  A new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that countries with restrictive abortion laws are often the leaders in reducing maternal mortality, and those with permissive laws often lag. According to the report, the pro-life nation of Ireland has topped the global rankings once again with the best maternal health performance.

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http://www.c-fam.org/fridayfax/volume-12/permissive-abortion-laws-may-be-hazardous-to-mothers-health-per-new-report.html

...and statistics from UNICEF

Maternal Death Rate Lowest in Abortion Free Ireland ~ David Schmidt

     Where is the maternal death rate lowest? Ireland, where human abortion is a crime against humanity.

The UNICEF website reports:

Ireland: Maternal mortality ratio†, 2005, adjusted – world rank: #1

SOURCE: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/ireland_statistics.html

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http://liveaction.org/blog/maternal-death-rate-lowest-in-abortion-free-ireland/



diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Oct. 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM


More to come...

diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Oct. 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM


More to come...

diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Oct. 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM


More to come...

diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Oct. 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM


More to come...

diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Oct. 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

blondekosmic15,

I am running out of room in my 2 original posts and the system won't allow me to include any additional information to them, so I will need to add the info in subsequent posts. I'm so sorry that I had to delete your original comments, but I didn't want to break up the continuity of the above information when I include additional info, because then it would be too confusing to read. So, below are copies of your posts. 


Quoting blondekosmic15:

Yes, thank you for the info Diane....here's more~

 

ILLEGAL ABORTIONS

Will dangerous back-alley abortions return if abortions are forbidden?

http://www.abortionfacts.com/online_books/love_them_both/why_cant_we_love_them_both_27.asp

Several yrs ago I listened to Dr Wilke speak here in the midwest @ a prolife conference. He's very devoted to the prolife cause~

http://www.christianliferesources.com/?library/view.php&articleid=49

Quote:

Abortion sadly touches the lives of many not just the woman and her baby....a ripple effect of suffering and consequences~

http://www.prolifemen.org/mens-abortion-stories


diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Oct. 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM

LoveMyLilPumkin,

As I wrote in the pp, below is a copy of your comment. 

Quoting LoveMyLilPumkin:

Thanks for shedding light on this infamous myth.


diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Oct. 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

tomary,

As I wrote in the pp, below is a copy of your comment.

Quoting tomary:

Thank you! Abortion should be illegal! The day is coming soon!! We at have been working so hard for people to see the truth and it's going to be hard to hide from it much longer...


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