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Women must be informed of the overwhelming evidence linking abortion and later preterm birth

By Peter Saunders, CMF

The link between abortion and premature birth is already well established but largely underplayed or denied by British authorities including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Most doctors and women are therefore not aware of it.
 
I have previously summarised the medical evidence on this blog and have recently highlighted major Finnish,Danishand Scottishstudies confirming the link.
 
Now a new paper from North Carolina has reviewed all the available data on the association between abortion and subsequent increased risk for preterm and very preterm birth.
 
The author, Martin McCaffrey, is a clinical professor of paediatrics at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, director of the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina, and member of the NC General Assembly Child Fatality Task Force.
 
He highlights findings from two recent Systematic Review and Meta-analysis articles.
 
The two standout conclusions are as follows:
 
Read here
 

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