The following article is a re-post from National Right to Life published November 3, 2017 and is by Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research.
The abortion industry and its medical and media allies constantly repeat the refrain that abortion is safer than childbirth and that it is an overall health benefit for women. A new report from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the British pro-life group, says that just isn’t so.
The comprehensive, heavily footnoted 28-page report, titled “Abortion and Women’s Health” looks at several of the physical risks and psychological consequences of abortion. The report is available to download at the SPUC website.
SPUC published the report last week on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.
The author of the report is Dr. Greg Pike, from Australia, the Founding Director of the Adelaide Centre for Bioethics and Culture. He has participated in research in neurobiology at the University of Adelaide and worked on trials of new laparoscopic techniques at the department of surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Dr. Pike has numerous medical and bioethics publications to his credit and has served on different government medical ethics committees in Australia. [Read more…]