NPR’s Abortion ‘Fact Check’: Not ‘Dangerous,’ Not Just for ‘Straight, Cisgender’ Women

Avoid the fact-checkers on abortion. This is especially true when they are at National Public Radio, which supports it. posted a Friday morning story titled, “7 persistent allegations about abortion, fact checked.” These “persistent assertions” weren’t sourced from any actual source. However, you can see that the purpose was to “own pro-lifers.”

Worst of all, this “factual” claims completely ignored the unborn part of the human equation. This is the half whose unmerciful destruction has taken place.

Claim: An abortion is dangerous.

According to the CDC, childbirth and pregnancy are more risky than having an abortion.

According to the CDC, since 1973, there has been a fluctuation in the annual death rate from legal induced abortions.

Analysing data for 2013-2018 showed that the national abortion case fatality rate was 0.41 per 100,000 legal induced abortions. This is lower than the five previous years.

Next, there is the apparently obligatory proclamation regarding gender identity. This “claim” was actually ever made?

Claim: Straight, transgender women are the only ones who get abortions.

According to Guttmacher Institute surveys, approximately 500 people who were transgenders or notbinary had an abortion in 2017.

….The Guttmacher Institute estimates in 2017, an estimated 462 to 530 transgender or nonbinary individuals in the U.S. had abortions. That same year, the CDC said, 609,095 total abortions were carried out in the country.

Abortion Out Loud has collected the stories of thousands of abortion survivors. Included are stories from trans and nonbinary people who have had an abortion — such as Jae, who spoke their experience.

There are also late-term abortions.

Claim: Abortions are being performed late during pregnancy.

More than 90% of all abortions occur in the first trimester (by thirteen weeks).

It is true that the “corrected” claim is made here. Late-term abortions are possible for some people. They are a specialty of some doctors. 

The obvious question is: How does Mississippi’s 15-week abortion limit make abortion so horrible?

The claim that “People who are religious don’t get abortions.”We would like to believe that religious people will be open-minded. We offer lessMost likely to have abortions. However, it is a liberal media trick to give “religious affiliation”, to Americans who don’t actually attend church. They may have been “raised” in a churchgoing family, but didn’t really turn out to be religious.

Also, they complained about fetal pain arguments. This means that “why can’t we rip the baby apart even if it doesn’t feel it?” is a serious ethical question. Here is a roundup by the Charlotte Lozier Institute on pro-life. This includes the fact that mothers who want to have their baby can find out that hospitals and doctors are able to treat them as patients, rather than as cells.


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