The chance of getting breast cancer in the overall US population is 12.5% over the course of a woman’s lifetime. Whether abortion increases the risk of breast cancer is something that is medically disputed. However the impact of abortion on cervical cancer is less so. Each year 7.5 women per 100,000 will contract cervical cancer.
Among women who have had one abortion that risk is 2.3 times higher than the risk in the general population. For those women 17.25 out of every 100,000 will get cervical cancer. Based on the fact that Planned Parenthood performed 300,000 abortions last year 45 women more per year will contract cervical cancer. Roughly a quarter of those women will not survive. Some studies suggest an 5 fold increase of cervical cancer among post abortive women which would mean an extra 90 cases per year. Roughly 20 of those cases will be fatal.
Do you think this information is given to Planned Parenthood’s often young and vulnerable clients? Beyond the immediate medical risks associated with abortion there are a host of long term life risks. I would think that this information should be widely distributed and given to clients seeking abortion services. Even if you believe it is a women’s right to chose, they need to know what they are choosing. It may well not be what they think.
For many the immediate convenience of not having to try and raise a child outweighs the effort to carry to term and either attempt to raise the child or have it adopted. The long term consequences to the physical and mental health of the client have long been ignored in this space. For many those consequences are far worse than having a child that they ultimately love and who loves them. For some the consequence is an early grave. There is tremendous research to support this.
For me I would do everything in my power to make abortion unnecessary and undesirable. Learn more at Sav-a-Life Shelby. Or sponsor me for the walk dedicated to changing women’s minds and helping them succeed in life.