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Could an Abortion Cost You Your Dreams?

A baby might not be what you want right now – but what about in the future?  Would you be willing to compromise a lifelong dream in order to not be pregnant today?

At least 49 studies have depicted a significant increase in premature births or low birth weight risk in women who have had a prior voluntary abortion1.  The risk of preterm delivery increases 21.4% following an induced abortion2 due to complications such as incompetent cervix, uterine adhesions, infection and placental abnormalities.

In 2007, preterm birth was ranked as the second leading cause of infant death3.  “Premature babies also face an increased risk of lasting disabilities, such as mental retardation, learning and behavioral problems, cerebral palsy, lung problems and vision and hearing loss4.”

Could an abortion cost you your dreams?

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1 Rooney B, Calhoun BC (2003). “Induced abortion and risk of later premature births.” JPandS, 8(2): 46-9.

2 Freak-Poli R, Chan A, Tucker G, Street J (2009). “Previous abortion and risk of pre-term birth: a population study.” J Matern-Fetal Neo M, 22(1):1-7.

3 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr58/nvsr58_19.pdf

4 http://www.marchofdimes.com/baby/premature_indepth.html