Abortion Must Remain Legal
to Prevent Abortion-Related Deaths
spoke of 5,000-10,000 deaths a year.... I confess that I knew
the figures were totally false."
Dr. Bernard Nathanson, (co-founder
NARAL), testimony before the Supreme Court in 1972
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Proponents of legalized
abortion claim that the criminalization of abortion would result in the
deaths of thousands of woman yearly. However, after the advent of
antibiotics, deaths from illegal abortions were at most in the hundreds.
W. Jr. Rochat, R.W., Grimes, D.A., and Tyler, C.W. Jr. 1978.
"Legalized abortion: Effect on national trends of maternal and
abortion-related mortality (1940 through 1976). Am. J. Obstet.
Gynecol., 132: 211-214.
Last Modified June 14, 2008