Media Release 25th September 2015
Family Planning continues its war on women. In war the first casualty is always truth. The culture of death and the murder of the defenceless unborn is promoted with an orchestrated symphony of lies. Jacki Edmund, the CEO of Family Planning is quoted in the Dominion Post on 4 September as saying that; “abortion is a very safe procedure, it is 14 times safer than carrying a pregnancy to term.” This is an appalling lie and an insult to women and to motherhood.
Abortion is not safer than full-term pregnancy and childbirth. Less than one in ten thousand pregnancies result in the mother’s death. But while deaths from childbirth are accurately reported, many deaths by legal abortion are not. This completely skews the statistics. Furthermore, abortion actually increases the chance of maternal death in later pregnancies. This means that some maternal deaths in full-term pregnancies are actually caused by earlier abortions, which creates a double inaccuracy.
A year 2000 government-funded study in Finland revealed that women who abort are four times more likely to die in the year following the abortion than women who carry their pregnancies to term. Women who carry to term are only half as likely to die as women who are not pregnant. Researchers from the statistical analysis unit of Finland’s National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health examined death certificate records for all women of reproductive age (fifteen to forty-nine) who died between 1987 and 1994, a total of 9,029 women. Then they examined the national health care database to identify pregnancy-related events for the women in the twelve months prior to their deaths.
The researchers found that, compared to women who carried to term, women who had aborted in the year prior to their deaths were 60 percent more likely to die from natural causes, seven times more likely to die from suicide, four times more likely to die of injuries related to accidents and fourteen times more likely to die from homicide. Researchers believe that the higher rate of deaths related to accidents and homicide may be linked to higher rates of suicidal or risk-taking behaviour.
Right to Life encourages women to recognise that Family Planning is deliberately misleading women about the truth concerning abortion. Right to Life requests that government cease funding Family Planning on the grounds that this organisation poses a serious threat to the life of our unborn and our families.
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