Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Study Confirms Abortion Far Less Risky Than Childbirth

TIME - Healthland: Why Abortion Is Less Risky than Childbirth, by Bonnie Rochman:

Abortions are considered high-risk, but a new study finds that the procedure is considerably safer than childbirth.

Abortion has a scary reputation, regardless of whether you’re for or against it. But the perception that it’s a high-risk procedure isn’t rooted in truth, according to new research.

Although more than half of states counsel women on the risks of abortion, a study published online Monday in Obstetrics & Gynecology finds that a legal abortion is actually far safer than giving birth.

The research discovered that women are actually 14 times more likely to die during or after delivery than as a result of complications from abortion. . . .

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