Study Showing Abortion-Premature Birth Risk Points to Cerebral Palsy

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A Canadian researcher says a new study showing confirmation of the link between abortion and premature birth is significantly important ...

... women who have just one abortion in either the first or second trimester of pregnancy have a 35 percent increased risk of having a low-birth-weight baby in the next pregnancy and a 36 percent increased risk of having a baby born prematurely.

Women having multiple abortions have a 93 percent increased risk of subsequently having a premature baby and a 72 percent increased risk of having an underweight baby.

... the Shah meta-study showed "very strong evidence [that] the most common induced abortion procedure, 'suction' abortion" has a "risk of a later preterm birth or the low birth weight baby."

... there were 1,096 newborn babies in the United States born at a low birth-weight, and who developed cerebral palsy, due to their mother's prior induced abortions.

The cerebral palsy link is important because "babies under 32 weeks' gestation have 55 times the cerebral palsy risk as full-term (at least 37 weeks) newborns."

As a result, if abortions increase the risk of a low birth-weight baby and low birth-weigh significantly contributes to an unborn child having cerebral palsy, then the performance of abortions clearly results in more children diagnosed with the condition.

"Swingle reported that women with prior induced abortions raised their relative odds of a birth under 32 weeks' gestation by 64 percent," ...

... "women should receive informed medical consent about the abortion-premature birth risk of prior induced abortions before the procedure is performed."

Melissa Maimann, Essential Birth Consulting 0400 418 448