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Laws Against Abortion Protect Women’s Health

ve8QAd   |   April 01, 2006

An astounding report came out recently which analyzed world mortality. Data was collected from every country in the world. It was a very comprehensive study. Statistics were compiled from various sources like civil registration, population censuses, surveys and Governmental responses to inquiries.

Of particular interest was what this study demonstrated about maternal mortality and legal abortion. And you’ll be very surprised to find out what the source of this information is!

The United Nations have long been advocates for abortion-on-demand. So it’’s ironic that such a colossal effort on the part of the UN Population Division would strengthen the pro-life argument that abortion hurts women.

The UN recently published the World Mortality Report 2005. According to the UN, “it is the first of its kind” effort by them, and they’re very proud of it.

One of the main arguments of abortion industry, and that of the United Nations, has been that if abortion is illegal, more women will die from illegal, back-alley abortions. Further, women’s health in general would suffer without unfettered “reproductive rights,” i.e., abortion-on-demand.

Now even the United Nation’s own study shows this isn’’t the case. Let’s look at some of the countries where unborn babies and their mothers are protected from abortion. Then let’s compare them with countries known for legal abortion throughout pregnancy. If the pro-abortion theory is correct, women’s mortality rates should be higher in countries that ban abortion.

There are two countries in particular that have been targets of the abortion industry and the pro-abortion United Nations — Poland and Ireland. Both have laws protecting their most vulnerable citizens, preborn children. But according to the UN study, women’s mortality is actually low in these two countries. Poland has only 13 deaths of women for every 100,000 births. Ireland is even, better with only 5 deaths per 100,000 births.

Now, let’’s compare that with countries known for unlimited abortion. Russia has a whopping 67 deaths of women per 100,000 births. China, where forced abortion is regularly practiced, has 56 deaths per 100,000 births.

Here’’s something else. When we compare the life expectancy of women in countries without legal abortion with those who have abortion-on-demand, the abortion-free nations win every time, even when compared to the United States.

There’’s still more. When the UN study looks at infant mortality, the pro-life nation of Ireland comes out on top. They reported only 7 deaths for every 1,000 babies born. This country that protects life in the womb has the best record of keeping babies alive in the air-breathing world. In comparison, Russia loses 12 babies for every 1,000 born.

We acknowledge accurate statistics may be difficult to acquire from every country, but the UN study uses the most current statistics available.

If we want to protect the women of the world, if we want to empower them and make their lives easier and less dangerous, then abortion should be taken out of the equation.

A True Hero At Heart
Long-time veterans of the pro-life movement are true fans of Congressman Henry Hyde. During his more than thirty years of service to our nation, he has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for unborn babies and their parents on Capitol Hill. Congressman Hyde has tirelessly worked on behalf of all innocent human life. The well-known Hyde Amendment effectively stopped your tax dollars from funding hundreds of thousands of abortions and is saving countless lives.

This year Congressman Hyde announced that he would retire from the House of Representatives. We will miss his gentle and persuasive influence.

Every year I give a Hero At Heart award to recognize select individuals who demonstrate outstanding courage or compassion on behalf of innocent life. This year I am honored to give this prestigious award to Congressman Hyde.

There is one particular quote by Congressman Hyde that has motivated many a pro-life leader. He said, “When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us,’ — and God will look at you and say not, ‘Did you succeed?’ but ‘Did you try?’”

Even though he leaves the political scene, these words and his servant’s heart remain with us always. May God continue to richly bless him!

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