Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a eugenist and racist.
27 February 2021
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was a eugenist and racist.
27 February 2021
Suicidal thoughts, future infertility, life-threatening conditions, and substance abuse.
20 February 2021
While the Pro-Life Movement has drawn attention to abortion being murder, abortion’s effect on women has not been stressed enough. Post-abortive (PA) mothers suffer from depression, suicide, future infertility, addiction, and cancer.
An Italian study revealed that the rate of maternal deaths after abortion is more than twice the rate as those giving birth.
A similar Finnish study reported similar results.
A U.S. study of about 170,000 low income California women showed they had a 154% higher suicide risk than if they had given birth. They had twice the risk of dying in the next two years.
A British study says post-abortive women are 35% more likely to display suicidal behaviors and 21% more likely to commit suicide than non-abortive women. Other studies have decided PA women are 2.6 times more likely to commit suicide.
Post Abortive Syndrome
After giving birth or adopting, mothers have a 10-20% chance of developing postpartum depression. At least 19% of post-abortive women suffer from PAS, or Post Abortion Syndrome. Half of post-abortive women have some, but not all symptoms, which include easy irritation, rage outbursts, trouble sleeping, flashbacks to the abortion, anxiety attacks, and severe grief on the anniversasry of the abortion or child’s due date. They also may experience nightmares and abuse drugs and alcohol.
Danger, Complications, and Future Pregnancies
Abortion is the 5th leading cause of maternal death in the United States, following infection, hemorrhage, pulmonary ebolism, and anesthetic issues. Abortion can lead to ectopic pregnancies.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg grows outside of the uterus. This is life-threatening for the mother; if it gets too big it will infringe on other organs. Sadly, the baby cannot be saved. An ectopic pregnancy can cause reduced fertility. The odds of having one of these are increased by medicated abortions more than surgical.
Twenty percent of women experience physical complications after an abortion. Some complications: infection, bleeding, embolism (the blocking of an artery), uterine perforation, cervical damage, and shock. Minor complications include nausea, diarrhea, and bleeding. Studies have proven that these risks are higher with medication.
One fifth of patients who receive medical abortions needed another surgery, as their first was not sufficient.
Having an abortion can lead to fertility problems and miscarriages. Women who got abortions as teens have a 3.3 times greater chance of having a stillborn first child. Their chances of having a premature child are double, and their child will have a 2.7 times greater chance of having a very low birth weight. A miscarriage is 60% more likely to occur. Abortion may cause future labor complications the woman would not have had.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, or PID, can lead to ectopic pregnancies. PID can occur when a woman gets an abortion while infected with chlamydia (¼ chances). Five percent of women who get an abortion without being infected will also get PID. It is also life-threatening and reduces fertility.
Abortion can cause endometritis, which causes fevers, pain in the low abdomen, and abnormal bleeding. Endometritis is the number one cause of infection after giving birth.
Two percent of women will have immediate life-threatening complications after an abortion, according to Heartbeat International. Nine instant, major complications are infection, severe blood loss, embolism, damage to the uterus, anesthesia complications, convulsions, hemorrhaging, cervical injury, and endotoxic shock (caused by a drop in blood pressure). Injury to surrounding organs caused by a mistake by the doctor is also a risk.
All these risks are magnified with multiple abortions. This is important because nearly half (45%) of abortions are repeat ones, meaning the woman has already aborted one child prior.
After a D and C, or dilation and curettage, a surgical abortion (D&Cs are not always abortions, but in this article the only dilation and cutterages written of will be in reference to the surgical abortion), women may hemorrhage, get infections, or get uterine damage. D and Cs are the cause of 90% of Asherman’s Syndrome cases, says Cleveland Clinic. Common symptoms of Asherman’s Syndrome are interruptions to or an abnormal menstrual cycle, severe cramping and pain, and an inability to get or stay pregnant.
The Mental Impact
After the loss of a pregnancy, the American Pregnancy Association states that the following are all normal feelings: guilt, anger, shame, remorse, regret, loss of self esteem and confidence, feeling isolated and lonely, sleeping problems, trouble in relationships, and suicidal thoughts.
The British Journal of Psychiatry showed that post-abortive women had an 81% increase in mental health issues. In this study, 163,831 of 877,181 women had an abortion. According to the study, post-abortive women are 27% more likely to use marijuana, 21% more likely to show suicidal behaviors, and 35% more likely to commit suicide.
Post-abortive women exhibit twice the alcoholism, and an increased risk of drinking during the following pregnancies. They are more likely to abuse their future children and get divorced. One study found that drug use is 6.1 times higher in them, and they are 4.5 times more likely to use drugs during their next pregnancy.
Ten to thirty percent will have serious psychological problems. The odds of anxiety issues are 34% higher, and depression is 37% higher. If you have had multiple abortions, the chance of perinatal mortality, or a late miscarriage, are raised by 80%.
Sleep disorders within the first six months after pregnancy are doubled with abortion, compared to a woman who gave birth. The abortive one will have a higher chance for four years, but less than double.
Another study says suicidal thoughts are raised by sixty percent after an abortion.
A 2009 study by the American Association for Cancer Research showed women with abortions had a 40% higher risk of contracting breast cancer. They also have raised chances of cervical, ovarian, and liver cancer.
“Abortion is Safer than Giving Birth?”
A 2012 study by Dr. David Grimes supported the pro-choice, “Abortion is safer than birth,” claim. However, this study cannot be seen as perfect and flawless because the man in charge is partial. He is a retired abortionist and abortion activist, and was affiliated with Planned Parenthood.
The information he relied on was supplied by Planned Parenthood’s Guttmacher Institute.
The Study: Death risk with birth and with abortion.
“Compared to women who delivered, women who had an early or late abortion had significantly higher mortality rates within 1 through 10 years,” NCBI says on the Denmark study.
In conclusion, abortion harms women in addition to the unborn. Suicide, depression, cancer, and bleeding are not empowering.
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Former snake-free Ireland legalized abortion, three days later a snake appears.
11 February 2021
The turtle-headed sea snake appeared January 4th, 2019, the day the new law came into effect. This law allows a safe (for the mother), free, and legal abortion in the first twelve weeks of a pregnancy. In years prior, abortion was only permitted in cases where the mother’s life was in danger. About twelve women a day would leave Ireland to seek abortion in Britain. In three years, there were less than 100 legal abortions total (72). This number drastically changed after the law passed.
In 2019, there were 6,666 abortions. You may recognize the last three digits as the Mark of the Beast. One Pro-Choice mantra is that there are fewer abortions once it is legalized, but that is not the case in Ireland. The number of abortions Irish women got in Britain is 4,380 per year. Irish women received 2,000 more abortions than they did leading up to the legalization.
The Republic of Ireland’s president, His Excellency Michael D. Higgins, an Independent as of ten years ago, signed the bill for the 36th Amendment, repealing the Eighth Amendment. The Eighth Amendment guaranteed the unborn a right to life, unless the pregnancy was life-threatening. The people of Ireland favored the 36th by two-thirds of the 2.1 million votes, despite Ireland’s over ¾ Catholic population. The law was passed January 1st, 2019, which is typically the Feast Day of the Mother of God, a holy day of obligation for Catholics.
St. Patrick and Snakes
Saint Patrick lived in the 400s. He is Italian by blood, was raised in Britain under Roman rule, and lived in Ireland for a large portion of his life. As a teen, he was kidnapped and became a slave in Ireland. He found his faith during the six years he spent herding pigs. He had a dream of escaping, inspiring him to leave his master. He later returned to Ireland as a missionary, with the goal of strengthening and spreading Christianity after an angel appeared to him in a dream.
He is said to have raised 33 people from the dead. One time he was with a group of sailors when they needed food; he prayed and when he was done a herd of pigs appeared, which would sustain the group until they could look for food themselves.
St. Patrick is known for driving the snakes out of Ireland. The legend says he went atop a mountain, commanded all the snakes to gather at his feet, then beat a drum, banishing them into the water.
Science Shows Snakes Were Never in Ireland
However, the story of St. Patrick has been challenged by science. Nothing has pointed to snakes being in Ireland besides the story of St. Patrick. This is due to the temperature of the seas surrounding the republic. It is likely the snakes symbolized pagans, those without God. Ireland was a very Christian country, but the legalization of abortion shows that Ireland is abandoning faith, at least politically.
Science tells us a snake washing up on the Irish coast is abnormal. Science also says the turtle-headed sea snake lives in Japan, the Philippines, and Australia. The only explanation for the appearance, besides going around the entire Europe-Asia continent, would be if the snake was someone’s pet.
Snakes have been a religious symbol for sin since the beginning. Eve is tempted by the Devil, disguised as a snake, to eat the forbidden fruit. Mary is often depicted standing on a serpent. At the end of the day, whether you believe a snake is a bad omen or St. Patrick’s story, the fact is simple: three days after more lenient abortions were legalized, a snake washed up on the Irish Coast.
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