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KNOW THE FACTS:
Less than 1% of all abortions are performed to save the life of the mother.
Here are some medical facts regarding the mother, child or both being endangered during pregnancy.
It is only in extremely rare cases that abortion can even be mentioned as a potential means of saving the mother's life. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, stated in a 1996¬†New York Times¬†editorial¬†that "partial-birth abortions¬†are not needed to save the life of the mother." Sixteen years earlier,¬†he wrote: "In my thirty-six years in pediatric surgery I have never known of one instance where the child had to be be aborted to save the mother's life."¬†Even PLANNED PARENTHOOD'S Dr. Alan Guttmacher acknowledged, ‚ÄúToday it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal illness such as cancer or leukemia, and, if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save, life." In an emergency situation, when two lives are threatened and only one can be saved, doctors must always save that life.
Example: If the mother has a fast-spreading uterine cancer, the surgery to remove the cancer may result in the loss of the child's life. In an ectopic pregnancy the child is developing outside the uterus. He has no hope of survival, and may have to be removed to save his mother's life.
These are very tragic situations, but even if one life must be lost, the life that can be saved should be. One life saved is better than two lost.
If you or someone you know is pregnant & considering having an abortion, or have had an abortion & need someone to talk to, please contact the good people at CareNet (www.pdl-help.org) or call 877-791-5475.
Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through our life-affirming network of pregnancy centers, organizations, ¬†and individuals.