A pro-abortion researcher claims that banning abortion will result in more pregnant women dying, and predicts that if Roe is overturned, pregnancy-related deaths will increase by 21%. If this is true, we would expect to see that (1) countries with legal abortion would have lower rates of pregnancy-related deaths (Maternal Mortality Rates – MMRs) than ones without legal abortion, and (2) legalizing abortion would make the maternal mortality rate go down and banning it would cause it to rise.
However, this is not what the data show.
Angela Lanfranchi et al. did an analysis of the MMRs of countries before and after they legalized abortion. They found:
[F]or many countries, the link between legal abortion and improved maternal mortality… is the reverse of what its advocates claim. Countries that have legalized abortion such as South Africa, India, Nepal, Cambodia, and Guyana have not seen the predicted maternal health benefits. By […]
Many are struggling in this economy. My family is among them. Please support what we’re doing here and help us to continue to spread the truth Americans need to read and hear.