Saturday, February 05, 2005

Abortion advocacy math

Similar problems come with the numbers of deaths from illegal abortions. World-wide numbers of startling proportions are often given. For example, on the "CNN World Report" broadcast June 18, 1989, it was reported that 400,000 women die in Brazil each year of illegal abortions. The United Nations and World Health Organization report about 40,000 deaths total for all causes for Brazilian women of child-bearing age (15-44 years). Any method used to come up with a death figure ten times greater for just one cause must have been flawed.

That same report asserted that three million abortions are performed on Brazilian teens, and that 21 of each 100 will die. Twenty-one percent of three million is 630,000. That's roughly one and a half times as many teenage abortion deaths than the number of total abortion deaths they were claiming.

Dr. Rachel McNair, "Achieving Peace in the Abortion War," Chapter 8: The Legend

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