Abortion: The Woman’s “Right” (Pt. 3)

This is part three in a series of posts. If you would like to read the previous article, you can find it here. If you have any thoughts, questions or disagreements, please comment below or contact me here

Breast cancer is not the only potential consequence of an abortion.

Priscilla Coleman, a tenured full Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, reported in a 2018 review that women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems. Her review “offers the largest quantitative estimate of mental health risks associated with abortion available in the world literature,” and it calls “into question the conclusions from traditional reviews, the results revealed a moderate to highly increased risk of mental health problems after abortion.” Coleman concludes: “Calling Consistent with the tenets of evidence- based medicine, this information should inform the delivery of abortion services.”

In a 2009 evaluation from the American Psychological Association, a team of researchers reported that 72% of women who had an abortion believed it benefited more than harmed them two years after the procedure. Looking at that percentage, it is easy to gloss over the fact that if you boil the numbers down, 28% of women admitted feeling that their abortion harmed more than helped them. If approximately 1,000,000 women have an abortion per year in the United states, that means 280,000 women feel their abortions harmed more than helped them. These numbers continue to grow with each year abortion is legal.

Pondering this information, it is difficult to understand why this is not common knowledge to women considering abortion. Any other standard medical doctor is required to inform their patient of the potential risks associated with the surgery the patient is about to undergo. If abortion is truly—as Planned Parenthood asserts—just like any other standard procedure, then PP would not withhold the life-altering, life-threatening aftermath that could very likely result from it.

When a woman is considering abortion, only certain, pro-abortion snippets of information are presented to her by the abortion providers: it is just like any other medical procedure, it will bring relief, and the patient will no longer be encumbered with an unwanted pregnancy.

The providers willfully dismiss the charge that abortion could damage the woman’s physical and mental health—not to mention her ability to carry desired pregnancies to full-term in the future. The patient is insulated from the knowledge that her life going forward may be seriously altered: physically, mentally, or both, rendering her incapable of making an informed decision. Medical studies, academic articles, and medical professionals committed to reporting unbiased facts reveal that abortion is not nearly as safe a choice as PP would have its clients believe.

Before the landmark decision Roe v. Wade was handed down by the SCOTUS, breast cancer in the United States was found in 1 of 12 women. Since the advent of normalized abortion, the breast cancer rates have jumped to 1 in 8. A corporation like Planned Parenthood— which claims it exists to aid women—would never flippantly dismiss potentially life-threatening risks or refuse to disclose them to the female clients that entrust their bodies to PP’s care. So, why then, do they refuse to discuss published medical facts with the patients they serve? Surely such risks warrant more than a mere sentence of an unsupported statement of denial.

The world will never meet the 117 million females missing, thanks to the option of sex- selective abortion. Proponents incessantly assert that thousands of women will perish if the right to abortion was stripped from them, despite the fact that this procedure has exterminated millions of women by being their right and harmed hundreds–if not thousands–more who underwent an abortion.

By their own admission, over 280,000 women per year believe their abortion harmed rather than helped them. It is doubtful these women are grateful they were spared the full details regarding risks when they visited the clinics that provided their abortions. If 1 out of 4 women in America have an abortion, it is nothing short of their right to make a fully informed choice: one that weighs the increased risks of breast cancer and psychological trauma caused by abortion.

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