Wednesday, March 4, 2015
An Expert Answers the Question: How Safe is Abortion?
The Huffington Post: How Safe Is Abortion?, by Dr. David A. Grimes:
The safety of abortion depends on whom one asks. National data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that induced abortion and miscarriage are the safest outcomes of pregnancy. In contrast, abortion opponents routinely claim that abortion is unsafe. They do this by cherry-picking studies, citing obsolete literature, extrapolating inappropriately and misinterpreting results. Moreover, some abortion opponents have double standards: what they report in the medical literatureis not what they claim in the newspaper or testify under oath. As a gynecologist, I have had to spend considerable time over the years disabusing patients of these false claims. Here is a sampling of what can be found on the Internet . . . .
Dr. Grimes is the former Chief of the Abortion Surveillance Branch at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the author of Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation.