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Abortion Is Not Strictly the Woman’s Private Matter

Abortion Is Not Strictly the Woman’s Private Matter

When it is said that abortion is just a woman’s issue, we forget that there are two people involved in creating a child. Fathers are continually overlooked and disregarded in situations involving abortion. Many would say that a father is not affected by the woman’s choice to have an abortion.

Legally, fathers are responsible for providing prenatal support for their preborn child, but have no legal rights if the mother decides to terminate the life of that child. Many fathers have gone to court to try to stop mothers from going through with their abortions. However, according to the courts, when it comes to abortion, a mother’s right to abortion overrides a father’s objections.

Following an abortion, a father can be as emotionally and mentally damaged as a mother.

Many fathers feel completely responsible for the death of their child, oftentimes blaming themselves for not being able to save their child’s life. Many fathers grieve deeply for the loss, feeling worthless after failing to stop an abortion.

To say abortion is just a women’s issue is to deny a father his rights and his loss. There are three parties involved in a pregnancy, and all are affected by all decisions made. Is abortion a matter of private morality, like deciding which church you’re going to attend, or is it a matter of public morality – a matter of civil rights? If there’s a victim involved, it’s a civil rights issue. Is there a victim involved in abortion? There are many who say that there is not, that the preborn child is just a mass of tissue, a part of the woman’s body. If this were the case, then no one would have any reason to oppose abortion any more than they would oppose tonsill…

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Abortion – Is it Safe?

Abortion – Is it Safe?

If you have been told that abortion is a “safe and legal” procedure, please keep reading. Many problems can occur either during or after a legal abortion. Most people are unaware of the many dangers associated with abortion.

Ten percent of women undergoing elective abortion will suffer immediate complications, of which one-fifth are considered life-threatening. The most common complications that can occur at the time of an abortion are: ripping or perforation of the uterus, excessive bleeding, infection, embolism, convulsions, hemorrhage, cervical injury, endotoxic shock, fever, second degree burns, vomiting, and chronic abdominal pain. You can learn more by reading “Physical Health Risks of Abortion: Scientific Studies Reveal Significant Risk,” from the Elliot Institute.

Over 750 papers have been published regarding the risks to abortive women. Women fall into one of two categories: normal risk or high risk. Several types of women are at significantly higher risk for post-abortion problems. They should be particularly aware of the greater potential for complications.

Women under 20 experience a 2 times greater risk of medical complications than for women aged 25-29 (CJPH 73 (1982): 396-400).

One woman in 24 (4.1%) have experienced immediate medical complications. (These have included severe bleeding, infection, perforation of the uterus, and part of the baby being retained.)(CJPH 73 (1982):396-400).

150% greater risk of cervical injury than for women over 30 years of age(NEJM 309 (1983):621-4).

Women who’ve had a previous abortion have a 200% increased risk of miscarriage after two or more abortions (JAMA 243 (1980): 2495-9).

160% increased risk o…

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