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Partial Personhood Funds Its Own Study Claiming Abortion is Safe for Women


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Many posters here claim I just copy and paste articles and do not actually back the LIFE position. In reality, I could not care less. In fact when a person can come up with a reason to justify abortion (selfish reasons are the ONLY reasons that exist) then an honest conversation will be had. If the death position is your side, you cannot have the childs interest at heart. That logic would dictate that you could and should be dismembered if someone ever finds you inconvenient, in any way. For those who claim to be for the LIFE side of the debate, you can never argue for the position of death unless you are secretly insecure in your debating position. There is zero exceptions to LIFE vs. the death position. Please provide proof if you disagree.

[i]Planned Parenthood Funds Its Own Study Claiming Abortion is Safe for Women[/i]
by Sarah Zagorski - 2/2/15 10:37 AM

Since Planned Parenthood claims that abortion is one of the safest medical procedures around, it comes as no surprise that their studies report low abortion complication rates. In 2013, a Planned Parenthood study showed that very few women were treated for hemorrhage at their facilities and therefore concluded they are performing safe abortions.

However, in an article in the National Review, Dr. Donna Harrison, says the supposed low complication rate is most likely because women who did experience complications went to another doctor after their abortions.

The most common complications of induced abortion include hemorrhage, uterine perforation and infection from an incomplete abortion. Dr. Harrison writes, â??Planned Parenthood has no mechanism for tracking complications handled by emergency rooms or other doctors. So, they have â??no record of problemsâ?? for these women. This makes the rate of complications seem much lower than they are reality, because both Planned Parenthood studies calculate only the complications â??reported to Planned Parenthood clinics.â??â??

Additionally, LifeNews has chronicled countless examples of Planned Parenthood performing botched abortions that have maimed and even killed women. For example, in 2013 a Planned Parenthood facility in Delaware experienced five botched abortion emergencies in less than five weeks. As a result of the scandal, one abortionist and two employees stopped working at the Delaware affiliate.

Hereâ??s more about abortion-related complications: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/397415/planned-parenthood-polices-itself-donna-harrison/page/0/1

A major review of nearly 7,000 abortions performed in Australia using a similar dose of medical abortion drugs in 2009 and 2010 found that 3.3 percent of patients required emergency hospital treatment, in contrast to 2.2 percent of patients who underwent surgical abortions. Women receiving medication abortions were admitted to hospitals at a rate of 5.7 percent following the abortion, as compared with 0.4 percent for patients undergoing surgical abortion.

The largest and most accurate study of medication abortions was published in 2009 and consists of a review of actual medical records from 22,368 women who were administered abortion drugs at a dose similar to that used in the Planned Parenthood studies. These 22,368 women were then compared with 20,251 women who underwent surgical abortions. According to this study, women had four times as many serious complications with medication abortions than with surgical abortions. These complications included hemorrhaging in approximately one out of six women (15.6 percent). More than three out of every 50 women (6.7 percent) had fetal tissue left inside, most of whom (5.9 percent) required surgery to get the tissue out. According to this study, the rate of these complications was higher with medical abortion than with surgical abortion.

In fact, there are six studies published in the last six years, with similar results. These studies looked at women who had medical abortions using the same doses of drugs as in the Planned Parenthood studies. The studies from Australia and Finland, cited above, used the actual medical records of women in countries with socialized medicine, not â??complications reported to Planned Parenthood.â??

These six studies all show that the rate of necessary surgery after a medication abortion varies from 3.4 to 5.9 percent. That means that somewhere around one out of every 20 women who get a medical abortion will need surgery for hemorrhage or because of tissue left inside. And about one out of 100 of those will be emergency surgeries for life-threatening hemorrhage.


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Why keep starting new abortion threads when there’s already several going?


#3

The thread details are different, hence new threads.

Sersiously if you want to govern what and where I post, feel free to become a moderator on these forums. Jajajaja

[quote]SexMachine wrote:
Why keep starting new abortion threads when there’s already several going?[/quote]


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[quote]SexMachine wrote:
Why keep starting new abortion threads when there’s already several going?[/quote]

For the most part he doesn’t really bother to read most of what others post or participate in those other threads, so it makes sense that he just keeps starting new ones.


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[quote]kneedragger79 wrote:
The largest and most accurate study of medication abortions was published in 2009 and consists of a review of actual medical records from 22,368 women who were administered abortion drugs at a dose similar to that used in the Planned Parenthood studies. These 22,368 women were then compared with 20,251 women who underwent surgical abortions. According to this study, women had four times as many serious complications with medication abortions than with surgical abortions. These complications included hemorrhaging in approximately one out of six women (15.6 percent). More than three out of every 50 women (6.7 percent) had fetal tissue left inside, most of whom (5.9 percent) required surgery to get the tissue out. According to this study, the rate of these complications was higher with medical abortion than with surgical abortion.
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These complications are actually similar for spontaneous abortions (also known as “miscarriages”)

[i]Mortality and morbidity depend on gestational age at the time of miscarriage or abortion. In the United States, mortality rates per 100,000 abortions are as follows: fewer than 8 weeks, 0.5%; 11-12 weeks, 2.2%; 16-20 weeks, 14%; and more than 21 weeks, 18%.

Septic abortion remains a primary cause of maternal mortality in the developing world, mostly as a result of illegal abortions. Unsafe abortions account for nearly one half of abortions, and morbidity/mortality occurs particularly often women who live in developing nations.

According to the World Health Organization, about 68,000 women die each year due to complications from unsafe abortions, with sepsis as the main cause of death. In the United States in 2010 (the most recent year for which data were available), 10 women reportedly died from complications of legal induced abortion. There were no reports of deaths associated with known illegally induced abortions.

In the United States, mortality from septic abortion rapidly declined after legalization of abortion. Death now occurs in less than 1 per 100,000 abortions. Figures for most European countries are similar to US rates.

The risk of death from septic abortion rises with the progression of gestation.[/i]

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/795001-overview#a0199

Adler AJ, Filippi V, Thomas SL, Ronsmans C. Quantifying the global burden of morbidity due to unsafe abortion: magnitude in hospital-based studies and methodological issues. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. Sep 2012;118 Suppl 2:S65-77.

Lim LM, Singh K. Termination of pregnancy and unsafe abortion. Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol. Aug 2014;28(6):859-69.

Damalie FJ, Dassah ET, Morhe ES, Nakua EK, Tagbor HK, Opare-Addo HS. Severe morbidities associated with induced abortions among misoprostol users and non-users in a tertiary public hospital in Ghana. BMC Womens Health. Jul 29 2014;14:90. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4118200/

Sathar Z, Singh S, Rashida G, Shah Z, Niazi R. Induced abortions and unintended pregnancies in pakistan. Stud Fam Plann. Dec 2014;45(4):471-91.

Kalilani-Phiri L, Gebreselassie H, Levandowski BA, Kuchingale E, Kachale F, Kangaude G. The severity of abortion complications in Malawi. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. Nov 6 2014

Arambepola C, Rajapaksa LC, Galwaduge C. Usual hospital care versus post-abortion care for women with unsafe abortion: a case control study from Sri Lanka. BMC Health Serv Res. Oct 31 2014

Saultes TA, Devita D, Heiner JD. The back alley revisited: sepsis after attempted self-induced abortion. West J Emerg Med. Nov 2009;10(4):278-80. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2791734/

Pazol K, Creanga AA, Burley KD, Jamieson DJ. Abortion surveillance - United States, 2011. MMWR Surveill Summ. Nov 28 2014;63 Suppl 11:1-41.

And yes, I know we are all howling with laughter at the remark that “death now occurs in less than 1 per 100,000 abortions”, as death actually occurs in 100,000 per 100,000 abortions, but I believe the writer means “death of the mother”.