Rochester Area Right To Life
Abortion and Domestic Violence Link Raised in British Medical Journal
World Health Organization Misses Opportunity to Address Issue NEW YORK, January 17, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Major record-based studies have shown that abortion exposes women to greater violence both before and after their abortions. This reality is examined in a letter published in this week's edition of the prestigious British Medical Journal.
The letter's author, David C. Reardon, Ph.D., Director of the Elliot Institute, notes that the World Health Organization's recent publication "World Report on Violence and Health" missed the opportunity to examine this important connection. Dr. Reardon's letter cites the studies ignored by WHO which show that abortion increases the risk of women's subsequent death from violent causes, including suicide, accidents and homicide. The problem of violence involved when women undergo unwanted abortions is also discussed.
The letter includes citations of the numerous studies showing women's risks of death from abortion.
The letter can be viewed free of charge at
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