Dr. Frank Joseph's Pro-Life Prescriptions LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL column for June 21-22, 2000
Abortions vs. Childbirth
Planned Parenthood and all the other killers of unborn babies tell women that
abortions are safer than childbirth. This is far from the truth. The
consequences of killing oneís baby are staggering. There are many aspects to
Aspect No. 1 - Abortions increase the risk of breast cancer
It was known before 1974 that a full-term pregnancy at a young age
substantially protects against breast cancer. If one assumes that an induced
abortion of a first pregnancy results in an average delay of five years of a
term birth, this makes induced abortion 100 times more deadly than childbirth.
According to Harvard researchers each one year delay increases relative
breast cancer risk by 3.5 per cent. The following table shows the increase
in BC risk vs. number of years of delay in a first full-term birth.
Number of years delay in term birth - 1 3 5 10 15 20 % increase in relative BC risk---------- 3.5 10.8 19.0 41.2 68.0 99.2
When a first time pregnant teenager has an induced abortion, does she know
for sure when she'll have her first term birth? No and neither does the
abortionist. Her first term birth could be one year away, or ten, fifteen,
or twenty years away. If the induced abortion procedure has the side-effect
of sterilization, she'll enter a high breast cancer risk group -- childless
women. Thus, abortionists MUST warn women about TOTAL breast cancer risk
including the delayed first birth risk -- but they DON'T
There are TWO independent 'ABC' (Abortion-Breast-Cancer) risks.
- 1 - Delayed first full term birth, which was just discussed.
- 2 - Interrupted pregnancy
13 of 14 studies in the United States and 27 of 33 worldwide showed an
increase risk for breast cancer in women who have had an induced abortion.
See article below for percentages and details.
The induced abortion is 280 times more deadly than childbirth for women who
have a first pregnancy induced abortion.
For women who carry the first pregnancy to term but subsequently have an
induced abortion, the induced abortion is 'only' 180 times more deadly than
More details Abortion/
Breast Cancer Link at http://hometown.aol.com/dfjoseph/abclink.html
So when young girls have their unborn baby killed by planned Parenthood, or
any other death mill, they are NOT making their lives easier. The problems
are just beginning.
However, since a term birth actually saves the lives of pregnant women (on a
NET basis), clearly, elective induced abortion is incalculably more dangerous
than a term pregnancy.
Aspect No. 2 - Pregnant Moms Much LESS Likely to Die in Car Crashes
What is the number one killer of young people, ages 15-24? 'Car Crashes',
which should surprise no one. Are pregnant women much less likely to die in
car crashes than non-pregnant women? Yes, over 80% less likely.
The well-regarded medical publication, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
published a study covering five years in the United States, when about
16,200,000 births occurred. A surprisingly very low 41 pregnant women died
in car accidents. Thus, there was less than one death per 100,000 pregnant
women per year. This implies that pregnant women are extremely cautious.
The odds of a non-pregnant female dying in a car crash are 14.45 per 100,000
per year. How many young (age 15- 24) pregnant women are saved from 'car
crash deaths' via being pregnant? The answer: 13.77/100,000 per year.
Aspect No. 3 - Drug and Alcohol abuse
A study reported in the March issue of the prestigious American Journal of
Drug and Alcohol Abuse found that women with even one abortion were five
times more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol.
The study was authored by David C. Reardon, Ph.D., director of the Elliot
Institute, and Dr. Philip Ney, a B.C. psychiatrist and post-abortion
counseling specialist. According to them, this is the 16th study connecting
abortion to drug or alcohol abuse.
Researchers from the statistical analysis unit of Finland's National Research
and Development Center for Welfare and Health, found that compared to women
who carried to term, women who aborted in the year prior to their deaths were
60 percent more likely to die of natural causes, seven times more likely to
die of suicide, four times more likely to die of injuries related to
accidents, and 14 times more likely to die from homicide.
"Even though this important study was published in the top Scandinavian
obstetrics journal, it has been completely ignored by the American press,"
Reardon said. "Even worse, abortion counselors continue to lie to American
women. They are telling women that abortion is safer than childbirth, when
this and other irrefutable studies prove exactly the opposite. The entire
body of medical literature clearly shows that abortion contributes to a
decline in women's physical and mental health. Women aren't hearing this.
Nor are they being told that giving birth actually contributes to women's
overall health, not only in comparison to those who abort but also in
comparison to women who have not been pregnant."
Reardon believes that abortion providers are collaborating with population
control zealots to conceal the risks of abortion in order to advance their
own financial and social engineering agendas. "If they were really
pro-choice, they would want women to know about abortion's true risks," he
said. "Instead, they are offering women a bundle of half-truths and complete
Aspect No. 4 - Premature Babies
A major complication of abortions are subsequent premature deliveries. This
is a VERY serious matter and is increasing as the years roll by, because of
legalized abortions on demand.
Not only are most abortions not medically necessary, evidence grows that they
are medically destructive to the mother and to subsequent children. For
instance, abortion is almost certainly adding to the growing number of
premature babies born each year in hospitals.
Most are low birthweight--under five pounds five ounces--and at greater risk
for birth defects, visual and hearing impairments, delayed speech, and
subject to many other illnesses and therefore, a higher death rate.
In December 1999 the very respected medical publication Obstetrics and
Gynecology reported the results of a very large study of over 61,000 Danish
women. The conclusion follows:
- 1. Women with a previous induced abortion have a doubled risk of a very
preterm birth (gestation under 34 weeks)
- 2. Women with two (2) previous 'evacuation' abortions have over a 1100%
increased risk of a preterm birth (compared to women with no previous induced
abortions). (Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zhou W et al, 1999;94:948)
Dr. Barbara Luke, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the
University of Michigan and author of nine books, including ďEvery Pregnant
Woman's Guide to Preventing Premature Birth,Ē says "Abortion means you're
artificially opening the cervix, and anytime you do that women can have risks
One need not be a physician to come to the same conclusion as Dr. Luke. It
is just plain common sense. Anytime a part of the body is seriously
traumatized, it will NOT function in a normal manner.
In abortions, not only is the cervix traumatized severely, but so is the
lining of the uterus -- many have been punctured, resulting in death. Is it
any wonder that it is much harder for a woman to maintain a pregnancy, let
alone, hold it for 40 weeks.
Aspect No. 5 - Physical Complications of Abortions
Iíll just mention the most serious of these -- hemorrhage, infection,
ruptured uterus, subsequent ectopic pregnancies and sterility. There are
more deaths, yearly, from abortions after Roe Vs Wade than before. Remember
the battlecry of the pro-aborts -- make abortions legal so women wonít die
from a back alley coat hanger job.
More details: http://hometown.aol.com/dfjoseph/koup1.html
Aspect No. 6 - Emotional and Mental problems
Problems other than the increase use of alcohol and drugs, include
promiscuity, depression, flashbacks, concentration problems, and dramatic
90% of women having abortions suffer damage to their self-esteem. Recent
studies show that approximately 20% of women having abortions will suffer
full-blown, clinically diagnosable, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
and over 50% will have some PTSD symptoms.
Aspect No. 7 - Child abuse
Since Roe Vs. Wade, child abuse of other children has skyrocketed, due to
In spite of all of the above, the website of Planned Parenthood, the largest
abortion provider in the world, continues to declare: "Today abortion is
about twice as safe as having your tonsils out and is safer than
childbirth." Have they NO shame?
Itís amazing that in a county, where lawsuits are brought at the drop of a
hat, how in the world, has Planned Parenthood managed to keep its head above
water. This is one for the ages. Or, is satan working overtime to make sure
that Godís most precious creations are destroyed?
The Biblical passage comes to mind, ďMan reaps what he sows."
To all women who are thinking about having their child killed -- you will NOT
be making your life easier. In the course of your lifetime, you WILL be the
loser and your post abortion children, if you didnít become sterile from the
abortion, may be handicapped,( provided they have escaped death), due to your
self indulgence. There will be no winners, when a life is expunged from the
face of the earth -- only losers.