Contrast Baldwin’s testimony with that of Rep. Diane Black (R-TN). Drawing on her medical background, Black undermines the idea that abortion restrictions harm the health of women. She is ready with figures:
Women who have had abortions are at a 37% increased risk of pre-term birth in subsequent pregnancies, a 30% to 50% increased risk of placenta previa in subsequent pregnancies, and 18% more likely to develop breast cancer as opposed to the average of just 12%. In the case of women with a family history of breast cancer, this figure jumps to 80%.
Abortions not only pose serious physical health risks, but endanger a woman’s mental health as well. After having an abortion, a woman is 81% more likely to develop a mental health issue, is at a 37% increased risk of depression, a 110% increased risk of alcohol abuse, and sadly, a 155% increased risk of suicide.
Pro-abortion activists rarely address these tragic consequences to women, never mind those to the unborn. But this failure may explain why they’ve been having a rough time lately.
To view Rep. Black’s testimony, click here.