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AUL Calls on Senate to Highlight Health Risks of Abortion for Women and Their Unborn Children As Senate Considers Historic Bill

“For too long, an under supervised, rarely accountable abortion industry has hidden behind political allies and failed to protect women from abortion’s many risks,” said AUL attorney Anna Paprocki.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-15-16) – As the Senate Judiciary Committee considers an historic bill to limit abortion at 5 months, when abortion’s risks to women increase and when unborn infants can experience pain, Americans United for Life attorney Anna Paprocki urged Senators to strengthen the bill by emphasizing abortion’s harms and risks to all. “For too long, an under supervised, rarely accountable abortion industry has hidden behind political allies and failed to protect women from abortion’s many risks. Especially for women who are harmed by abortion and infants who do survive that horrific procedure only to be abandoned alive, legislators must act to protect victims of a greedy abortion industry.”

 Paprocki continued: “As a result of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, the U.S. is so radical in our abortion policies that we are one of four nations out of 195 (along with China, North Korea and Canada) allowing abortion through all 9 months, for any reason at all, and sometimes with taxpayer dollars. And abortion carries increasing risks as pregnancy continues.”

Consider: After two months of pregnancy, chance of dying from an abortion increases 38 percent each week. At 5 months of pregnancy, a woman is 35 times more likely to die from an abortion than she was in the first trimester. After 21 weeks, a woman is 91 times more likely to die from an abortion than she was in the first trimester.

Abortion’s harms to women convincingly demonstrate the truth that the ongoing abortion debate is not about competing interests between mother and child. Instead, protecting the right to life of the unborn protects women as well.

For more on the health risks of abortion, click here.

For more on legislation from Americans United for Life designed to protect women from abortion industry abuses, click here.

For more on the risks of abortion to women from radical abortion policies, click here.