MDWrites

Welcome! Opinions on family, faith, life, politics and now, Christian Fiction

Abortionist Will Never Conclude That Abortion Harms Women

Posted by MDViews on December 15, 2008

I suppose some may be surprised by this. One expects honesty from scientists. One expects medical research to actually reflect truth. One expects researchers would design studies to clearly answer questions asked. One expects scientific research to be free of ideology. One expects valid research to be published regardless of the ideology upheld or refuted.

With most research, I think that is probably true. However, the ideology of abortion does not allow research to be published which would in any way harm the cause of abortion-on-demand. Studies that do show significant harm to women never see the light of day. Why else would there never be found (by pro-abortionists) a long-term harm from abortion? I certainly see the harm in my practice.

The Family Research Council pointed out the bias of the authors involved in another study showing no long-term harmful psychiatric or psychological effects from abortion. There was apparently some harrumphing and bluster from the abortionists involved in the study, probably because they were called out. Of course, the Family Research Council was correct, as was reported here.

John Patrick, MD, a Christian apologist, speaker and philosopher, commented that the average scientific article is read by about six people including the reviewers. The goal of many scientists is to publish papers good enough to make publication but not interesting enough to be read by anyone significant. By doing so, researchers ensure job security and pay raises. Manufacturing data to make the paper look good is therefore quite easy since few read it and even fewer care about it. Also, it may take many years for such faulty research to be discovered. However, should a paper pique someone’s interest enough that it be studied carefully, then challenged and the dishonesty discovered, the scientist is finished. So the trick is to publish papers that go unnoticed and mostly unread.

With abortion, the scientific community does not challenge data that supports the abortion ideology. Pro-abortionists do challenge data that shows harm to women in any way. Rest assured, however, abortion increases the risks of preterm birth, long-term depression and possibly posttraumatic stress disorder. Immediate risks include infection which can be severe and life-threatening, bleeding which can also be severe and life-threatening, injury to the pelvic organs resulting in sterility, pain at the procedure and even live birth in advanced abortion. I have had many tears spilled on my desk by women distraught over “the biggest mistake I ever made in my life.” It’s amazing to me how often the same phrases used.

So do not fear, pro-life friend. You are on solid ground pointing out to pro-abortion people that abortion is a traumatic surgery with negative and sometimes life threatening short-term and long-term sequelae.

One Response to “Abortionist Will Never Conclude That Abortion Harms Women”

  1. Great, I did not know about this topic till now. Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s