Abortion Far Deadlier Than Childbirth
Mothers who choose abortion are much more prone to suffering death from various causes (suicide, accident, homicide, death due to medical causes) than Mothers who give birth, Mothers who suffer miscarriage, or Women who have not had a pregnancy.
There is a heightened death rate after abortion for all causes together: Compared to women who carry to term, women who abort are 3.5 times more likely to die within a year.
Maternal Mortality in Finland – Women of reproductive age (15-49) who died between 1987 and 1994 – 9,192 women studied. Source: STAKES, the statistical analysis unit of Finland’s National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health. “No Pregnancy” (second row) set as baseline-1.0, against which are measured rates for Birth, Miscarriage and Abortion.
The Finnish post-abortion death statistics are considered particularly reliable because there is little opposition to abortion in Finland: it is a “settled issue”, there is little domestic controversy, Finland is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. “The quality of service in Finnish health care is considered to be good; according to a survey published by the European Commission in 2000, Finland has the highest number of people satisfied with their hospital care system in the EU: 88% of Finnish respondents were satisfied compared with the EU average of 41.3%.”