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Agenda Journalism, Example 4,506,302,235 – Abortion Edition

The AP has a story out today with the headline:

Abortion just as common where it's illegal

That sounds pretty serious. But reading further down in the story you find this:

In North America, there are 33 abortions for every 100 live births, while in Africa, where abortion is illegal in most countries, there are 17 abortions for every 100 live births.

So which is it? Is abortion just as common where it is illegal or not?

And of course, the answer to illegal abortions is contraception, contraception, contraception.

And who did this study?

The study was done by Gilda Sedgh of the Guttmacher Institute in the United States and colleagues from the World Health Organization. It was published in an edition of The Lancet medical journal devoted to maternal health.

“The legal status of abortion has never dissuaded women and couples, who, for whatever reason, seek to end pregnancy,” Beth Fredrick of the International Women's Health Coalition in the U.S. said in an accompanying commentary.

Oh, the Guttmacher Institute. Just take a quick browse through the site and you will find that they are on the leading edge of unrestricted abortion and contraceptive access, sex “education” for everyone and want the US to fund abortion worldwide. Oh, they also happen to be part of Planned Parenthood.

I'm sure that the survey wasn't skewed at all.

Update: The Population Research Institute has issued a response noting a possible skewing of data pointing out that while the official statistics from Columbia only show 50 recorded abortions, Guttmacher claims over 100,000.

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8 comments

  1. I should consider the source when reading a catholic blog, but I must make commentary when it comes to breast cancer. We are far from knowing the answers to breast cancer, but from personal experience only I can honestly say high hormones during pregnancy plays a role. If I had not had my baby, and got an abortion, would my cancer have appeared? Just food for thought.
    If you don’t believe that premenopausal women are discovering cancer while pregnant do some reseach rather than just standing on a soap box. It is not about the money it is about saving the life of the mother who already has children. Or would you prefer she dies to save the baby so the father must raise them alone, assuming there is a father. Conclusion continue to donate to child bearing women need research and help.

  2. Are you saying that having abortions is reducing the number of women getting breast cancer because they have fewer children that way? I’m not sure I get your point.

  3. I would recommend that people interested in contributing to finding a cure for breast cancer consider giving their time and resources to the American Cancer Society. Their website is http://www.cancer.org. The American Cancer Society funds research programs and does not contribute to unrelated or ancillary organizations like the Susan B. Komen Foundation does by giving money to Planned Parenthood. Overwhelmingly ACS funds go to research with the remaining funds going to educational efforts. In my own family, we have had three successive generations of women – my great-grandmother, my grandmother and my mother, suffer from breast cancer. My family is concerned that efforts to “find a cure” are targeted and money is used directly, without any political agenda. ACS does not have the political agenda that the Susan B. Komen Foundation has – they want to help save lives, prevent the development of cancer, and they stick to their core purpose. ACS has contributed over $3 billion directly to cancer research – SBK pales in comparison.

  4. The Mayo Clinic found a link between contraceptives and breast cancer. Why do we not hear anything about that?

    http://www.polycarp.org/statement_mayo_clinic_article.htm

  5. Maybe Mike says it better; IT IS ABOUT SAVING THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER!
    CONTINUE TO DONATE TO A WORTHY CAUSE!

  6. Oh, definitely keep giving to cancer research foundations, just not to ones that turn around and give that money to abortionists.

  7. I recently seen a commercial for breast cancer. awareness On the back of their shirts it said, everyone deserves a lifetime. That’s pretty ironic they chose this slogan since they support murdering our babies. Maybe they should of put, we save breast and murder our babies!

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