Abortion Risks: A list of major physical complications related to abortion

This article is from the Elliot Institute’s  AfterAbortion.org  website

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Physical Dangers Associated With Abortion

Approximately 10% of women undergoing induced abortion suffer from immediate complications, of which one-fifth (2%) were considered major.19 However the majority of complications take time to develop and will not be apparent for days, months or even years.

Negative psychological reactions to abortion are more common than physical complications.   These are described in a later section.

The major physical risks and complications of abortion are described below.  Citations to the medical literature regarding each danger or risk are included as end notes at the bottom of this page.

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Greens – The Hypocrite Party

Media Release 22nd July 2014

download (2)Meteria Turei the Green Party co-leader has announced that the Green’s key social platform will be to tackle child poverty and equality.  Not only is the policy badly flawed it is also totally hypocritical.  Extending 20 hours of free childhood education subsidy to cover two year olds is not a policy that New Zealand should go anywhere near. New Zealand does not want or need social policies that promote Marxist ideology to extend education to two year olds. Two year old children need to bond with their parents, not be further alienated from their families. This is simply a policy which will introduce further state sponsored control of our children and weaken the social cohesion found in the traditional family.

The Greens say they want to tackle child poverty and equality on one hand and yet on the other they wish to decriminalise the killing of younger children in their mothers wombs for any or no reason; effectively up to birth.  The hypocrites.

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Why is Praying outside an Abortion Facility Harassment?

 

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Media Release 19th July 2014

The Abortion Supervisory Committee [ASC] has accused those who pray outside abortion facilities of harassment and has sought police protection. Right to Life responds, the allegations of harassment outside abortion facilities are a distraction from the real violence that is inflicted on women and their precious unborn inside the killing centres.

The ASC in its annual report to Parliament in 2012 and 2013 reported its concern at the alleged harassment of women seeking an abortion at abortion facilities. The Committee also alleged that doctors and staff were being harassed. The Committee stated in 2013 that “harassment of those seeking or providing abortion services remains a significant concern to the Committee, especially as disturbing reports of violence at overseas abortion clinics continue to surface.”The Committee claims to be working proactively with the Police.

In 2012 Right to Life lodged an Official Information Act request with the Committee asking for information on the alleged harassment. The Committee refused to provide any information. A complaint was then laid with the Ombudsman. A further complaint was made following the 2013 report. The Committee, in response to a request from the Ombudsman provided Right to Life with a list on 11 July, of the incidents of the alleged harassment, including;

1. “Small groups of people protesting silently with banners on a weekly basis [nationwide at facilities, reported to Committee on numerous occasions].”

2. “The handing out of objects such as rosaries, white crosses, rubber foetuses to women entering clinics, including women not entering[ nationwide, reported to Committee sporadically].”

3. “Articles, letters and copies of images sent to cert, consultants and clinics through the mail nationwide, [reported to Committee sporadically].” [Read more...]

Why is the Prime Minister Silent?

thisismybodyMedia Release 19th July 2014

Right to Life makes no apology for once more speaking up on behalf of women and their precious unborn. There have been more than 75,000 children murdered in their mother’s womb since the National government under the Right Hon John Key was elected in November 2009. This is the equivalent of nearly two classrooms of children each working day. This is an appalling injustice that is a burden on the conscience of the nation. New Zealand is engaged in a civil war against its own children. The denial of the right to life of our children is the human rights issue of our age.

The Green Party in June declared that the party was campaigning for the decriminalisation of abortion. In response the Prime Minister stated;

“I personally support the status quo. I have been in favour of the right for women to choose, but there is a formal medical process around that. I think the balance is about right and I think we should just leave it where it is.”

Right to Life wrote to the Prime Minister challenging this statement. We also asked  him what he would do if he was elected to govern for a further three years, to protect women from the  violence inflicted on them and their unborn by abortion. A dismissive response was received from the Office of the Prime Minister, signed by the Manager, Correspondence and Records,  it stated, “thank you for taking the time to write to the Prime Minister and share your views.”

Those who govern do so with the consent of the governed. It is totally unacceptable for the Prime Minister to refuse to answer the questions that relate to the plight of our unborn.

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Letter Requests Stance of NZ MP’s on Decriminalisation of Euthanasia

A letter similar to the following has been sent to all Labour, Green and NZ First MP’s

14 July 2014

(To MP’s)

Euthanasia – Conscience Issue

We are aware that it is the intention of Maryan Street to return her bill, “End of Life Choices” bill to the ballot following the general election.This contentious bill may or may not be drawn during the term of the next Parliament.

Euthanasia is about doctors killing or assisting in the suicide of their patients. Both are serious crimes, found in the Crimes Act 1961, Part V III, Crimes Against the Person, the former under section 160 Culpable homicide.  The latter under section 179.

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Abortion: One Key Issue

GregKouklThe following features Greg Koukl the CEO of the Stand to Reason website.  It greatly simplifies the issues.’

I want to simplify what some people think is a difficult issue: abortion. There is only one question that needs to be answered to resolve the moral question of abortion. That question is: what is it? What is the unborn? Abortion entails destroying and discarding something that is alive. Whether it’s right or not to do that depends entirely on the answer to only one question: what is it?

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Family Planning Must not be Allowed to make Money out of killing the Unborn

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Media Release   13th  July 2014

The Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, the second largest Planned Parenthood facility in the United States, gave the award to its Aurora abortion facility for exceeding its quota of abortions in the first half of 2013. This award is proof that Planned Parenthood has given each of its clinics a quota to strive for.  Planned Parenthood performed 327,166 abortions while collecting $540.6 million in tax payer funds from the federal and state authorities in 2012. This figure is down on 2011 and this is a cause of concern to Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood is an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF]. The New Zealand Family Planning Association is also an affiliate of the IPPF, shares the same aims and objectives and would have a similar business plan to that of Planned Parenthood.

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Don’t make our mistake: As assisted suicide bill goes to Lords, Dutch watchdog who once backed euthanasia warns UK of ‘slippery slope’ to mass deaths

How the toll has risen: The Netherlands has seen deaths double in just six yearsThe following post is by Alex Schadenberg, the chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

The Daily Mail UK is reporting that a former euthanasia supporter, Professor Theo Boer, has told the House of Lords in the UK not to make the same mistake as the Netherlands.

Next week, the British House of Lords will debate the Falconer assisted suicide bill. Lord Falconer is a long-time supporter of assisted suicide who is also known for writing a one-sided report calling for the legalization of assisted death in Britain.
The Daily Mail reported Dr Boer to have told the House of Lords:

‘Don’t do it Britain,’

‘Once the genie is out of the bottle, it is not likely ever to go back in again.’

According to the Daily Mail report, Dr Boer, who is an academic in the field of ethics, had argued seven years ago that a ‘good euthanasia law’ would produce relatively low numbers of deaths. But, speaking in a personal capacity he said that 

he now believed that the very existence of a euthanasia law turns assisted suicide from a last resort into a normal procedure.

Read the full story on the Alex Schadenberg blog

Family First Interviews Politicians on Family Issues

The following is a repost from the Family First website

Interviews to Watch Before You Vote
KEY, PETERS & CRAIG INTERVIEWED ON FAMILY ISSUES

At the recent Forum on the Family held in Auckland last week, the leaders of three political parties were interviewed – National, NZ First and the Conservative Party. The Labour leader David Cunliffe was invited but refused to attend. These interviews are important for New Zealanders to see and may provide important information to help you vote on election day. Watch here as questions relating to the definition of marriage, abortion, euthanasia, anti-smacking legislation, alcohol, marijuana and prostitution are put to the leaders.

         INTERVIEW WITH JOHN KEY – NATIONAL (click on image to view)

     INTERVIEW WITH WINSTON PETERS – NZ First (click on image to view)

INTERVIEW WITH COLIN CRAIG – Conservative Party (click on image to view)

John Key Makes Chilling Statement Regarding Euthanasia

10 July 2014

Right Hon John Key,

Prime Minister,

Dear Mr Key

It is understood that at the recent Family First conference in Auckland that you had  declared that you would support allowing “speeding up of the process” of death for a terminally ill patient. This chilling statement is of great concern to many people. It is written in the hearts of man by our Creator, thou shalt not kill.

You would be aware that the World Medical Association, the New Zealand Medical Association and Hospice New Zealand are all implacably opposed to doctors being allowed to kill their patients or assist in their suicide.

The killing of a patient by a doctor or assisting in their suicide is prohibited by the Crimes Act 1961. Euthanasia is about doctors killing or assisting in the suicide of their patients. Both are serious crimes, found in the Crimes Act 1961, Part V III, Crimes Against the Person, the former under section 160 Culpable homicide.  The latter under section 179.

The medical profession is absolutely clear that euthanasia is about doctors killing their patients. Dr Ockleford, chairman of the NZMA, at a public meeting discussing euthanasia in Dunedin in 2012, had this to say.

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