by Mary Kay Hastings
spiderfly.jpgBrent Rooney makes the case that since no studies were ever done of abortions on animals, performing them on people is a clear cut case of “human experimentation.” Coincidentally, these “experiments” are being done primarily on black and Hispanic women:

“Suction” abortion (VAA, Vacuum Aspiration Abortion) performed on Black American women and Hispanic-American women is EXPERIMENTAL UNPROVEN surgery, since there are zero published animal studies demonstrating safety from risks of future premature births, mammary (breast) cancer, etc.
On 16 January 2008, Dr. Sharon Camp, President of the research arm of Planned Parenthood (AGI, Alan Guttmacher Institute) admitted in an email to me that AGI could find no published animal ‘suction’ abortion study.
It is an ethical scandal that “suction” abortions were performed on humans before safety
validation via published animal studies.

Margaret Sanger would be proud. Reading on:

In 2004 Black American Women had 38.2% of all U.S. abortions, according to CDC (Centers for Disease Control) data.
Since Black Women only represent about 13% of the U.S. female population, 38.2% means that Black American Women had 4.1 times the IA (Induced Abortion) rate as the non-black U.S.
population in 2004.
According to a 2007 study of Missouri women, Blacks have 3.7 times the risk of extremely pre-term birth (under 28.0 weeks’ gestation).

So where’s the harm?
These findings are backed by what Rooney calls “the Polish anti-experiment”:
When Poland passed extreme restrictions to IA (induced abortion) access into law in 1989, government officials did not know that they were conducting an “anti-experiment.”
Opponents to the new law predicted dire results for women’s health. Between 1989 and 1993, Poland’s IA rate per 1000 births plummeted by 98%. Between 1995 and 1997, dramatic trends occurred (according to United Nations data):

  • 41.8% plunge in Poland’s pre-term birth rate

  • 41.4% drop in Poland’s maternal mortality rate
  • 25.0% decline in infant mortality
    This Polish “miracle” was documented in the Winter issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons via the Rooney/Johnston letter.