Pro-Abortion Study Forced to Conclude that 5,500 Women Hospitalized Every Year after Suffering Complications

A new study has found that an average of 5,500 women are sent to emergency rooms each year in the United States because of complications related to abortion procedures. Yet, some researchers still claim that there isn’t enough basis to show that health and safety regulations on abortion clinics will have a beneficial impact. The study, which was led by Ushma D. Upadhyay, a professor at the University of California-San Francisco’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science — who has opposed state regulations on abortion clinics — nevertheless found that there were at least 27,941 women who ended up in an emergency room after receiving abortions between 2009 to 2013. The study was a poorly-conceived abortion advocacy response to news reports and laws passed in some states that “suggest abortion-related medical emergencies are common” and create a need for “an accurate understanding of abortion-related emergencies” that can help inform policies and practices. Students for Life of America spokesperson Matt Lamb told Campus Reform that women who go to abortion clinics should be told of the risks, especially if they are referred there by their college or school.
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