Preterm Birth, Infant Mortality & Abortion Link

In Ohio, there has been legislation considered regarding a nearly 8% infant morality rate, the worst in the District of Columbia [11.5%] and Mississippi [10%]; the national rate is 6.6%. Considering the higher concentration of Black Americans in DC and Mississippi, one has to wonder if there isn’t another story here. See the graphic here [Kaiser Foundation].

What does abortion have to do with it?

But this isn’t the only story. Preterm births are on the rise from a conveniently forgotten demographic: Post abortive women. From American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists [AAPOG], Prolife OB/GYNS:

“Induced abortion has a significant association with subsequent premature birth, and particularly “very” premature birth (i.e, before 32 weeks gestation). “Very” premature birth has a significant association with cerebral palsy and other developmental difficulties. Preemies under 32 weeks have a Cerebral Palsy rates 55 times higher that the rates for a term baby.” Read the rest here.

AND:

“Understanding and addressing the risk factors for the preterm birth ‘epidemic’ is crucial because low birth weight (LBW) and preterm birth (PTB) are the most important risk factors for infant mortality or later disabilities, as well as for lower cognitive abilities and greater behavioral problems. In addition to the huge human cost, the economic cost required to properly care for these premature babies is a severe challenge to medical care system.”

The sad truth is that BORN babies are dying and the government sees this as an attempt to expand Medicaid/Obamacare. If women were not aborting their children, then perhaps their ‘wanted’ children would have a better chance at survival.

In Ohio, our so-called ‘prolife’ governor wants to expand Medicaid to deal with preterm/mortality of babies but will not help pass legislation that would have thwarted 95% of abortion deaths THUS making the preterm/mortality rate FALL.

We don’t have an neglect problem, we don’t have an underserved problem…we have an abortion problem. And it’s killing the unborn and born.

 

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