by Wilfred Okiche
A recent research study carried out by the Gynuity Health Projects, New York City and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and published online in Obstetrics &Gynecology has revealed that legal abortions are safer than giving birth.
To arrive at this conclusion, researchers took into account, figures on live births and deaths associated with pregnancies and abortions as well as estimates on the number of legal abortions in the U.S. from the Guttmacher institute, a pro-choice reproductive health research group.
Research revealed that women are 14 times more likely to die during or after delivery than as a result of abortion or it’s complications and that for a 7 year period, (1998-2005) only 1 woman died during childbirth for every 11,000 babies born as opposed to 1 out of 167,000 women from complications of abortion.
It is however pertinent to note that women are pregnant for a longer period thus, creating more room for complications.
Not everyone in the medical community agrees with the findings though as some pro-lifers have dismissed the study accusing the researchers of having ties to abortion supporters.
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