Recently, Reuters reported that “Getting a legal abortion is much safer than giving birth.” (article) The author of the article, Genevra Pittman, cites the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology when she reports:
Between 1998 and 2005, one woman died during childbirth for every 11,000 or so babies born.
That compared to one woman of every 167,000 who died from a legal abortion.
This is a hideously stupid statement, study, and conclusion because it fails (miserably so) to account for the babies that die in the process of abortion compared with the babies that die while being born.
If the report were honest it would say “one woman out of 167,000 dies from a legal abortion. And this means the death-toll is 167,001 deaths during legal abortions between 1998 and 2005.”
This is nothing more than gerrymandering the facts to support an a priori idea.
Abortion safer than giving birth? For whom? Certainly not the defenseless, ‘choice-less’ baby. Do not be fooled–only half the patients who go to have an abortion come out alive.