Study: Abortion Safer Than Childbirth

In what will surprise absolutely no one who knows the first thing about the reproduction of women and other people with uteri, a study by Dr. Elizabeth Raymond from Gynuity Health Projects in New York City and Dr. David Grimes of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill has found that legal abortion is safer than childbirth, having a lower mortality rate and fewer complications.

The point isn't, of course, that women and other people with uteri who want children should be persuaded to have abortions instead.

The point is that all the anti-choice rhetoric that pretends pregnancy and childbirth are no big deal, and abortion is extraordinary dangerous, is comprehensive bullshit.

Pregnancy and childbirth do carry risks, and forcing pregnant people who want abortions to face them is cruel and violent.

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