Hospital Admissions for Surgery Double When Abortion Pill Complications Are Miscoded As Natural Miscarriage Washington, D.C. – A new analysis of 423,000 confirmed abortions debunks the common abortion industry narrative that “there’s no medical reason to tell a doctor about an abortion.” According to the new study from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), if […]
Multiple Studies Link Chemical Abortion to Higher Rates of Emergency Room Utilization and Complications Washington, D.C. – Half of all Connecticut abortions are performed with potentially dangerous drugs which multiple peer-reviewed studies have linked to higher rates of complications. Publicly available data collected by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and analyzed by […]
FDA Must Consider Comprehensive Medicaid Data That Disproves Abortion Industry Claims Regarding “Safety” of Chemical Abortion Washington, D.C. – As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works toward a December 16 decision on chemical abortion safeguards, a groundbreaking new study from Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) shows that increased access to abortion pills creates a […]
Issues in Law and Medicine is a peer-reviewed professional journal that has been published twice a year since 1985. It is currently cosponsored by the Watson Bowes Research Institute and the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent & Disabled, Inc. The new issue (spring 2017) includes a fine article by CLI associate scholar Nora Sullivan, M.P.A., cowritten with Dr. Eoghan de Faoite., an Irish physician committed to the sanctity of human life. This edition of the journal includes many other articles of current significance. We summarize them here. Further information about the journal and how to access current and past articles can be found at http://issuesinlawandmedicine.com/. We highly recommend ILM.
The recent systematic review published by Gabrielle Saccone and colleagues joins the long list of over 150 studies over the past four decades which extensively document that having an induced abortion increases a woman’s risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. Saccone et al. clearly document again what other authors have repeatedly published; a fact also acknowledged by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in their report on preterm birth in 2005. However, unlike the IOM, who hid the association on page 625 in Appendix B, Saccone places the facts in the open: “Prior surgical uterine evacuation for either I-TOP [induced termination of pregnancy] or SAB [spontaneous abortion] is an independent risk factor for PTB [preterm birth].” Translated, that means any time the womb of a pregnant woman is forced open, there is a risk of damaging the opening of the womb.