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Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden tells her story

In a letter to Rep. Trent Franks, Melissa Ohden tells her story: “In August 1977, my biological mother, a 19-year-old college student, was forced to undergo a saline infusion abortion. My medical records from St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, … Continue reading

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Baby who survived abortion suffered developmental delay, intracranial bleeding, hydrocephalus, and disfigurement

The book Lime Five recounts the following malpractice case: “On July 16, 1985, “Lynette” underwent an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Michigan. Prior to the abortion, no ultrasound was performed to determine the gestational age of the fetus. … Continue reading

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Most single women who abort never marry aborted baby’s father

A study of women in a post-abortion support group at the Medical College of Ohio found that only 7 of the 66 women who had abortions while single eventually married the father. Kathleen and Franco, Marijo B Tamburrino and Nancy … Continue reading

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Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor, tells her story

Melissa Ohden, in a letter to Chairman Trent Franks and the House of Representatives Constitution Subcommittee Members: “In August 1977, my biological mother, a 19-year-old college student, was forced to undergo a saline infusion abortion. My medical records from St. … Continue reading

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Adolescents feel “guilt, shame, and fear of disapproval” after abortion

From a 2004 study that did a group interview with post-abortive adolescents: “The loss of a potential child by abortion gives rise to the universal experience of mourning, in which adolescents are developmentally more vulnerable…. Because strong cultural and religious … Continue reading

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Study shows many women seeking sex-selection abortions are abused

A survey was done of  South Asian immigrant women recruited from a clinic that provides sex determination tests. This clinic was located in the US but catered to Asian women who wanted to find out the sex of their babies … Continue reading

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Reasons for Abortions 1988

A questionnaire asked women the reasons they aborted. Women could choose more than one. The breakdown was:  ***** I’m concerned about how a baby would change my life 76% I can’t afford a baby right now 68% I have problems … Continue reading

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Only 1.31% of abortions in 1981-1990 done for rape, health reasons

Only a small minority of abortions were done in the 1980s from the so-called “hard cases” of rape, incest, and health problems. THE ‘HARD CASES’ To save the mother’s life or health 0.13% For rape and incest     0.07% For fetal … Continue reading

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Misconceptions on abortion abound in 1990

According to the New York Times: An August 1990 Wirthlin Group survey of 2,000 voters nationwide showed that 47% believe that there are less than 500,000 abortions per year, as opposed to the actual number of 1.6 million. Respondents also … Continue reading

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If treated, 25% of babies born at 22 weeks survive

From an article in National Right to Life news: “The results of a massive study of nearly 5,000 extremely premature babies published last Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the survival rate of babies born at 22 and … Continue reading

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