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From the Leader in Post-Abortion Research
Vol. 10, No. 8 -- November 18, 2011


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Women Who Experienced
Sexual Assault Pregnancy Say, "Ask Us"

Petition Signers Say Using Their Situation to Promote Abortion
Stops Women from Getting Authentic Help



Abortion and sexual assault pregnancy is a difficult subject for many people, especially since no one wants to hurt those who have already been traumatized. For many, abortion seems like a compassionate answer for women and girls who become pregnant as a result of rape or incest.


But a group of women who became pregnant through rape or incest say that policymakers need to listen  to those who've been there, instead of using this issue to promote abortion.


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During Prematurity Awareness Month, Women Not Told of Abortion Link


November is Prematurity Awareness Month, dedicated by activists to highlighting the risks of and impact created by preterm birth. According to the March of Dimes, more than half a million babies are born prematurely in the United States alone each year.


Yet many people -- including women at risk of abortion and their loves ones -- are unaware that researchers studying findings from dozens of studies have concluded that abortion is linked to an increased risk of preterm birth among subsequently born babies.


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