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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    So you're saying that an abortion to save the life of the mother is basically a myth? I have suspected this.
    It has always been an excuse for the pro-death side to use to push their agenda. The circumstances of the mother's life being at risk is very few and far between.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    It has always been an excuse for the pro-death side to use to push their agenda. The circumstances of the mother's life being at risk is very few and far between.
    I'm actually wondering if--rather than being few and far between--the circumstances even exist at all. Does anyone have any example in which an abortion was required to save a mother's life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I'm actually wondering if--rather than being few and far between--the circumstances even exist at all. Does anyone have any example in which an abortion was required to save a mother's life?
    I have never heard of any.

    Of course, you could probably go to Planned Parenthood and they will have thousands of examples.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I'm actually wondering if--rather than being few and far between--the circumstances even exist at all. Does anyone have any example in which an abortion was required to save a mother's life?
    Guttmacher, a self-titled "reproduction research center", did not have statistics on abortions performed to save the life of the mother in any of their surveys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    I have never heard of any.

    Of course, you could probably go to Planned Parenthood and they will have thousands of examples.

    From FactCheck.org:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System reported a higher number for pregnancy-related deaths for 2006-2007, the most recent statistics. It found that 1,294 deaths that occurred within a year of pregnancy termination were pregnancy-related. Why did these women die? There were several causes, including cardiovascular disease, hemorrhage, hypertension, infections and embolisms. A small percentage — 0.6 percent — died from complications related to anesthesia. And 5.6 percent died from unknown causes. That doesn’t mean that an abortion would have saved the life of the mother in those cases, but it does indicate that “modern technology and science” have not made it so women no longer risk death from pregnancy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    From FactCheck.org:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System reported a higher number for pregnancy-related deaths for 2006-2007, the most recent statistics. It found that 1,294 deaths that occurred within a year of pregnancy termination were pregnancy-related. Why did these women die? There were several causes, including cardiovascular disease, hemorrhage, hypertension, infections and embolisms. A small percentage — 0.6 percent — died from complications related to anesthesia. And 5.6 percent died from unknown causes. That doesn’t mean that an abortion would have saved the life of the mother in those cases, but it does indicate that “modern technology and science” have not made it so women no longer risk death from pregnancy.
    Pro-death proponents don't need no stinkin' facts!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Pro-death proponents don't need no stinkin' facts!
    Sure they do, which is why they make up their own!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I'm actually wondering if--rather than being few and far between--the circumstances even exist at all. Does anyone have any example in which an abortion was required to save a mother's life?
    The closest I can think of is Cancer treatment, where the treatment will kill the baby, and no treatment will kill the mother.
    And ectopic pregnancies as well although I understand they have made some breakthroughs there.
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    Ectopic pregnancies, but I understand in those cases there would be no way for the child to survive anyway, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    Ectopic pregnancies, but I understand in those cases there would be no way for the child to survive anyway, right?
    Ectopic pregnancies are usually terminated early, long before a D&X would be possible


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