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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Cosmopolitan Claims on Abortion

Last night I flipped through my wife's Cosmo. It had the usual soft porn, then I stumbled upon the editorial about abortions. They oppose any restriction on abortions because the rights of the mother outweigh the rights of the fetus (their words). Then there's a claim that 2/3 of patients in the largest maternal hospital in Chile are women suffering complications from backyard abortions. I wonder how true that could possibly be? There's this confession of an ex-abortionist I blogged earlier about Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who admits responsibility for 75,00 abortions over several years running a huge abortion mill, and co-founding the National Association for the Repeal of the Abortion Laws (NARAL) in the U.S. In it he says:
 "We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000 but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000. Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200-250 annually. The figure we constantly fed to the media was 10,000. These false figures took root in the consciousness of Americans convincing many that we needed to crack the abortion law. Another myth we fed to the public through the media was that legalising abortion would only mean that the abortions taking place illegally would then be done legally. In fact, of course, abortion is now being used as a primary method of birth control in the U.S. and the annual number of abortions has increased by 1500% since legalisation."
I wonder how we might obtain actual figures from that Chile hospital.

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