The U. S. Supreme Court and Conservative State Legislatures vs. Medical Science on Abortion

There are many complications of pregnancy that are hazardous for women, some life threatening, that require early medical evaluation and consideration of termination of pregnancy. Miscarriages occur in 15 % of all pregnancies, pre-eclampsia (pregnancy-induced high blood pressure) in 5-8 %, and ectopic pregnancy (outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube) in 2 %. Delay in termination of pregnancy with these conditions often puts the mother’s health and even life at risk. A recent study in Dallas County, Texas, in the face of state-mandated limits on treatment, makes these risks real. The complication rates for mothers were doubled, especially for infections and hemmorhaging.

Source: The U. S. Supreme Court and Conservative State Legislatures vs. Medical Science on Abortion – CounterPunch.org

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