40 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION FOR UNBORN CITIZENS
QUESTIONS ON AFTER-EFFECTS
AND CONSEQUENCES OF ABORTION
37What usually happens to a woman after an abortion?
Death can result from pelvic abcesses due to perforation of the womb during Dilation and Curettage abortions.
Saline injections may accidentally penetrate the mother's blood vessels and cause death. The 3 July 1972 Journal of the American Medical Association declared that:
"Saline Amniocentesis abortion has the highest fatality rate of any elective surgical technique, second only to cardiac transplantation."Unfortunately, these incidents are not accurately reported by abortionist doctors and relatives of the deceased, in order to protect their reputations.
38Can aborfifacients also cause harm to women?
Yes. The most common serious complication associated with the IUD is infection. In the US, pelvic infection required the removal of an average of 2 IUDs for every 100 users. Recently, the IUD was linked to a rare but sometimes fatal infection ó septic abortion during pregnancy. Pregnancies which occur while the IUD is in the uterus are usually ectopic and most of them culminate in miscarriage.
The "Morning-After Pill" contains diethylstilbestrol (DES), which was also used in the cattle industry as a means of quickly fattening up the animals. On September 9, 1975, the US Senate approved DES for cattle feeding until scientific studies in its cancer-producing potential can prove such meat safe for human consumption. On September 18, 1975, Dr. Howard Ulfelder of the Massachusetts General Hospital revealed to the American Cancer Society that women who were subjected to this drug before birth in the early 50s, are now being encountered with a rare and often fatal form of vaginal cancer traceable to DES.
39Are there psychological consequences to abortion? Do women suffer from post-abortion psychoses? Will they develop suicidal tendencies?
A wise psychiatrist has said that it is easier to scrape the baby out of the mother's womb than to scrape the thought of that baby out of her mind.
In 1966, the Council of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology of England declared that:
"The incidence of serious permanent psychiatric aftermath [from abortion] is variously reported as being from between 9 and 59%."The British Medical Journal of May, 1970 reported on eight maternal abortion deaths, two of which were by suicide.
Meta Uchtman, in her September 1981 testimony to the Cincinnati City Council confirmed that in a span of 35 months, Suicide Anonymous in Cincinnati counseled 5,602 persons who had attempted suicide. Of the 4,000 who were female, over 1,800 had had abortions ó more than 32% of attempted suicides.
Even the stoic, non-Christian women of cultures like Japan admit of post-abortion trauma. The 1963 Aichi survey reported that 73.1% of women who had aborted felt "anguish" about what they did.
Sweden, as early as 1955, had found that 25% of women who had aborted admitted having "serious regret".
40There are those who say that once the possibility of abortion is left, the door is also open to infanticide and euthanasia. Is this a real possibility?
Yes. The reasons given to both abortion and euthanasia are basically the same. The victims in both cases are considered: (1) burdensome; (2) unwanted; (3) handicapped; (4) too young / too old; (5) not yet conscious / not conscious anymore; (6) has no meaningful life yet / has no meaningful life anymore.
Mother Teresa, in her simple wisdom once said:
"If a mother can kill her own child,
what is there to prevent us from killing each other?"