The release of the World Health Organization report on pre-term pregnancy around the world recently made headlines. One of the more shocking revelations was that pre-term births — which are dangerous for both the mother and the child — have risen about 30% in the U.S. in the last 30 years. The authors and experts behind the report seemed baffled as to why.
But as Jim Thorpe, Jr., and Clark Forsythe suggest in First Things there’s one key factor the that report failed to include: abortion. It ignored several studies which show correlation between abortion and pre-term births in later pregnancies. In fact, the risk of a pre-term birth increases dramatically with the number of abortions a woman has had.
Why isn’t this mentioned in the WHO report? Why were my friends in New Zealand accused of misinformation for citing similar studies and not pretending as if abortion is harmless? Because a culture of death influences how all of us think, including scientists. For ThePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.