Category Archives: Illegal Abortion Deaths

Most women won’t seek illegal abortion

On the question of whether women will seek illegal abortions, two studies showed the following: In Denmark and Sweden, surveys were taken of women who were turned down their applications for abortion – only 11 to 16% obtained illegal abortions … Continue reading

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Legalizing abortion had no impact on number of women dying

From an article in a leading medical journal in 1978, 5 years after abortion was legalized: “There has been no major impact on the number of women dying from abortion in the United States since liberalized abortion was introduced… Legal … Continue reading

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85% of illegal abortions were done by doctors

Although pro-choice advocates claim that there were thousands (or sometimes even tens of thousands) that’s from illegal abortion before Roe V Wade, in fact the year before abortion was legalized there were only 39. Alfred Kinsey said, the following 50 years … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood director says abortion activists lie about deaths from illegal abortion

Malcolm Potts, former Medical Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), who helped promote abortion throughout the world, claimed in 1970: “Those who want the [abortion] law to be liberalized will stress the hazards of illegal abortion and claim … Continue reading

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NARAL, pro-abortion group, lied about number of abortion deaths

Doctor Bernard Nathanson, Former abortionist and founder of NARAL, talking about when he and others were trying to make abortion legal in New York State: “There were perhaps 300 or so deaths from criminal abortions annually in the United States … Continue reading

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Abortion deaths: 5,000-10,000 women a year?

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The New York Times Lied About Number of Illegal Abortion Deaths

“By 1967, the year  the [New York Times] was declaring 4000 women dead annually from abortion, there were only 133 such deaths on record. The New York Times had allowed itself an editorial adjustment of slightly more than 3000%.” James … Continue reading

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Dr. John Willke on legal and illegal abortion deaths

One article on illegal abortion said the following: In a telephone interview, [Pro-life activist Dr. John] Willke said “nobody has the slightest idea” how many illegal abortions took place before 1973. He said, however, the number of abortion-related deaths was … Continue reading

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Legal abortion deaths were higher than illegal ones, prior to Roe versus Wade

David Reardon cites statistics from Hilger’s Medical Hazards of Abortion on abortion deaths after abortion was legalized in New York (before Roe versus Wade): “In contrast to New York’s “official” safety record for abortion, a 1971 study done by Dr. Joseph … Continue reading

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There was no “detectable change” in the number of abortion deaths after legalization

A study showed that the legalization of abortion did not lead to a big decrease in abortion related deaths. This was not what pro-choicers claimed would happen when abortion was legalized: “As a result, there has been no detectable change … Continue reading

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