Tuesday, March 13, 2007

New Study Finds Abortion-Child Abuse Link

The idea that child abuse inside the womb would lessen the incidence of child abuse outside the womb was a lie from the beginning. The public went along with it, often with a sincere belief that it was true or a naive belief that it would be true if only we gave abortion a chance to work it's magic.

The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology has a new study, however, that shows how the chickens have now come home to roost.

According to LifeSite News --
The findings were drawn from an analysis of data on 237 low-income women in Baltimore who had physically mistreated or neglected at least one of their children or allowed someone else to do so. Researchers controlled for a history of miscarriage or stillbirth, as well as for family history, aggression by the woman's partner and other key factors. While all the women in the study had some connection with child maltreatment or neglect, the authors found that those who reported a history of abortion reported significantly more frequent acts of physical violence, such as slapping, hitting or beating, directed at their children.

In Washington state, this report from the Washington State Institute for Public Policy shows that since 1970, the year Washington legalized abortion, child abuse has increased from a 5-year pre-legalization average of 4.7 rate per 1,000 children to a 5-year average 32.3 rate per 1,000 in 1995.

I think it is fair to conclude that whatever the causes of child abuse in the state, it has NOT gotten better since legalized abortion.

1 comment:

Christina Dunigan said...

It's only logical that you can't improve parenting quality by encouraging mothers to kill some of their children.

But sadly, nobody will pay any more attention to this than they did to Dr. Philip Ney's work twenty years ago.

If you can't say something nice about abortion, you dare not say anything at all.