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strategist for legalizing abortion lied about deaths from illegal abortion.
Claims that thousands of women were dying
from illegal abortions at the time of Roe
were fabricated for political purposes. The
late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a chief strategist for legalizing abortion, said he
and his associates invented the "nice, round shocking figure" of "5,000 to
10,000 deaths a year" from illegal abortions:
I confess that I knew the figures were totally false,
and I suppose the others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the
"morality" of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why
go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics?1
that the actual number of maternal deaths resulting from abortion in the 25
years prior to 1973 averaged 250 a year, with a high of 388 in 1948.2 In 1966, before the first state legalized abortion, 120
mothers died from abortion.3 While any death is a tragedy, by 1972, when abortion
was still illegal in 80 percent of the country, the number dropped to 39
maternal deaths from abortion.4
a groundbreaking 2012 study of abortion in Chile published in a peer-reviewed
scientific journal found that Chile's abortion prohibition in 1989 did not
cause an increase in the maternal mortality rate (MMR). On the contrary, after
abortion was prohibited, the MMR decreased by 69.2% in the following fourteen
1 Bernard Nathanson, Aborting America (New York: Doubleday, 1979),
2 Ibid, 42.
3 U.S. Bureau of Vital Statistics.
E. (2012). Women's education level, maternal health facilities, abortion legislation
and maternal deaths: a natural experiment in Chile from 1957 to 2007. PLOS
One, Volume 7 (Issue 5). http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0036613