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A meta-analysis of 36 international studies involving more than one million women has concluded that abortions are associated with “significantly higher
risk” of subsequent premature births, and underweight babies.
Prematurity is, in turn, associated with far greater risk of cerebral palsy and other conditions.
Brent Rooney of British Columbia’s Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition said, “In May 2016 abortion-preemie denial became impossible.”
The study appears in this month’s American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology,
(behind a paywall) authored by Dr. Gabrielle Saccone and her research associates. It showed that a prior abortion or miscarriage was associated
with a 52 percent increased risk of prematurity and also of greater risk of lower gestational and birth weights.