by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat

  • Of all places, the New York Times highlights a new study which notes how abortion (especially multiple abortions) increases a woman’s risk of preterm birth for later pregnancies:

    After controlling for smoking, a history of miscarriage, socioeconomic level and other factors, the investigators found that the risk for very preterm birth that is, birth at 28 or fewer weeks of gestation increased with the number of previous abortions a woman had had: a 19 percent increase after one abortion, 69 percent for two, and 278 percent for three.