Sep 15, 2012

Abortion avoidance

Statistics Abortion is a controversial issue that many are happy to avoid. As caring human beings, we can't afford this luxury. Too many new mothers are given the false hope that abortion is the solution to all their problems. Many new parents don't know how developed their children are when they choose abortion. Since Roe v. Wade, in 1973, over 48 million choices have been made that have resulted in the deaths of unborn children. Think about what this means and what it will continue to mean to all of us if we can't change things. --Over 1.29 million people were killed through abortion in the United States in 2002.(1) --Over 48 million people have been killed through abortion in the United States since the Roe vs. Wade decision.(2) --Approximately 42 million abortions occur every year worldwide. (3) --Abortion killed 73 times more Americans than died in battle in our last 12 wars combined.(4) --To equal the average number of abortion deaths in one year, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center would have had to have been more than 400 times more lethal. --Abortion worldwide kills more people every 2 months than the Holocaust did in 12 years. --48 million people equals approximately 16 percent of the current population of the United States. --The number of people killed by abortions since 1973 exceed the current populations of each of the 50 states, including California. --Almost 1 out of every 4 Americans babies are aborted.(1) --This number is greater than the current populations of Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, and Denmark COMBINED. --It would have taken about 342 Hiroshima type nuclear attacks to kill as many people as abortion has killed since Roe vs. Wade. Facts --Abortion is inherently unsafe to the mother. --Physical problems from abortion can include hemorrhage, infection, sterility and even death. --Psychological effects can include depression and mental trauma to divorce and suicide. --Women often experience "severe" or "intense" pain during an abortion. --The psychological effects of an abortion are so well documented, that psychologists have grouped them under one name: post-abortion syndrome (PAS). Women may experience symptoms of PAS right after the abortion, but oftentimes PAS does not manifest itself until many months or years after the abortion. --Symptoms of PAS are: recurrent memories, dreams of the abortion experience, avoidance of emotional attachment, relationship problems, sleep disturbance, guilt, memory impairment, hostile outbursts, and substance abuse. --Fathers, grandparents, and siblings can also experience the psychological effects of abortion. Sources Source 1: The Guttmacher Institute: November 1st, 2007 Source 2: National Right to Life Abortion Statistics: November 1st, 2007 Source 3: HealthDay: November 1st, 2007 Source 4: America's Wars: U.S. Casualties and Veterans: November 1st, 2007

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