Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Murder as cause of death of pregnant women

During the Kavanaugh hearings you saw/heard unhinged women and even a few in Congress claiming women will die if Kavanaugh becomes a justice and SCOTUS is faced with interpreting the law instead of making it up or relying on feelings. Those women should know that pregnant women and new mothers are already dying--but it's from murder. And you don't hear a lot about it. (The article cited is from 2001, although there are newer ones from CDC.) First, most of these murder victims are young and black, and unless a policeman somehow factors in, you don't hear much when black men kill their pregnant girlfriends. Second, over 60% of women who have abortions are pressured or forced into it--obviously, not a good Planned Parenthood marketing slogan. And many who refuse, are killed.

"We found that homicide was the leading cause of death among women who were pregnant ... and accounted for 20% of deaths among that group, compared with 6% of deaths among nonpregnant women of reproductive age," says author Isabelle Horon, DrPH, from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, who conducted a study that looked at pregnancy-associated deaths from 1993 to 1998.

Coming in second, heart disease was found to account for 19% of deaths during pregnancy.


JAMA. 2001;285(11):1455-1459. doi:10.1001/jama.285.11.1455 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/193666


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