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Asians and minorities have higher rates of abortion.

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@@Abortion Spectrum


Abortion Spectrum
--------------------------------------------------
Guttmacher Institute
Abortion by Race and Religion 1995
Ranked by Rate of Abortion General = 1.00

             Percent
                     Women
Group        Patients15-44   Rate
No/UnkReligio      24       6    4.00
Asian                            2.60 (from Laumann)
Black              31      14    2.21
Hispanic           20      11    1.82
OtherRace           8       5    1.60
---- average ----
Catholic           31      31    1.00
Jewish              1       1    1.00
---- average ----
Non-Hispanic       80      89    0.90
White              61      81    0.75
OtherRel            6       8    0.75
Protestant         37      54    0.69
Based on table in Washington Post 8/8/96



@@breast cancer

 Abortion, ideology, and breast
cancer Pro-choice activists ignore research that could save
women's lives by Dennis Byrne (Originally in the _Chicago Sun-Times_,
Wed. July 2, 1997)


\CLIP\97\01\CANCABOR.TXT Seattle Times Jan. 9, 1997 Abortion link to
cancer refuted Large Danish study may help settle debate
http://www.seattletimes.com/topstories/browse/html97/abor_010997.html
by Rick Weiss Washington Post 

\clip\96\11\aborcanc.txt CNN web page Study questions link between
abortion, breast cancer December 3, 1996 Web posted at: 8:40 p.m. EST
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Studies linking breast cancer and abortion are
probably skewed, in part because women may not admit to having had
the procedure, according to a new study.

\clip\96\08\breaabor.txt Review of 23 Studies Links Abortion and
Breast Cancer By David Brown Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday,
October 12 1996; Page A03 The Washington Post Source: the Journal of
Epidemiology and Community Health, a publication of the British
Medical Association.

* Risk of breast cancer increases by 30 percent, or 50 percent before
every having a full-term pregnancy, or 1.3-1.5 times

* Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer by 18.8 times

* Heavy smokers / drinkers 36 times risk of throat cancer vs.  non
smoking drinkers

* Mother and sister with breast cancer increases risk by 6 times.

@@contraception

\clip\96\06\birtcont.txt Tuesday, October 1, 1996  Page A2  1996
San Francisco Chronicle Birth Control Use Hasn't Prevented Pregnancy
Crisis Charles Petit, Chronicle Science Writer

According to the Guttmacher Institute 
Over half of pregnancies are unplanned, 74% for low income women.
One-quarter end in abortion. Two-thirds of women have at least one
unplanned pregnancy, nearly half have at least one abortion.

53% of unplanned pregnancies are a result of lack of contraceptives.

In first year of use, women who use xx are pregnant
 8% who use oral contraceptives
15% who use condoms

\clip\96\02\aborsurv.txt SF Chronicle 8/8/96 A3 58% had been using
contraception, so contraception does not stop abortion despite
orthodoxy that education, not change of sexual lifestyle will reduce
abortion. Guttmacher Institute


@@Death Rate

From: "Fitzpatrick, Vincent"  I read the item on
Patrick Chavis and the botched liposuctions.  It reads very much like
the post-botch behavior of many abortionists--who use the same
suction machine as is used for lipsuction.  In fact, there are many
"women's clinics," especially in S. California, where both procedures
are done side-by-side, with frequent similar horror stories.  You
might want to follow up on this.

ABORTION DEATHS UP, NOT DOWN WITH LEGALIZATION OF ABORTIONS

\clip\97\13\cov.txt The Covenant Syndicate May 6, 1997, vol. 1, no.
11 (Back Issues posted at: http://capo.org/opeds/opeds.html) We are
told of the high rate of back-alley and dangerous abortions.  The
Center for Disease Control recorded less than thirty abortion-related
deaths from both legal and illegal abortions in 1972, the year before
Roe v. Wade. to light. The CDC has recorded over 550 confirmed deaths
from legal abortion procedures, with hundreds of thousands of others
suffering life-threatening complications from their abortions.
Additional abortion deaths go unreported. (Article reports other
deaths from abortions that are largely unreported by the press)

ABORTION TECHNIQUES OUTSIDE MAINSTREAM? OR JUST UNSAFE?
"Techniques develop outside mainstream" Seattle Times May 14, 1997 p.
A2 Delia Rios Newhouse News Service. Dialation and Evacuation
basically kills the baby as it is delivered, it replaced saline
abortions at one clinic after saline abortions had left one of their
Michigan patients dead and another brain damaged. Abortions have
become segregated from the mainstream, and has never shed its
underground image.


@@girls

also see asian.birth.sex-selection

\priv\96\17\latimer.txt Speech by Gregor Wolbring
 finds that among doctors in Quebec, fewer
than 30% support sex selection as an acceptable reason for abortion,
the lowest category.

doc\94\16\priv\indigirl.txt - Indians ban pre-natal sex determination
because they kill girls sjm 7/28/94

@@gross

\doc\web\97\03\aborbox.txt
March 17, 1997 --  W. T. V.  NEWS  RELEASE --  March 17, 1997
Vancouver An entire nation recoiled in horror over the weekend, after 
learning of the discovery - by children playing in a field - of five 
cardboard boxes containing the bodies of 30 human babies which appeared 
to have come from an abortion clinic, according to a law enforcement 
spokesman in San Bernardino, California.


@@hospital

\priv\95\02\hospabor.txt - abortions no longer done in hospitals.


@@Infanticide

IN CHINA, LIVE BORN BABIES ARE STILL FETUSES TO ABORT
z40\clip\2000\03\chinab.txt
A Question
Of Duty: A Child Is Born (title)
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a370e005c10fa.htm
A Question Of Duty: A Child Is Born (title)
Reader's Digest, Sept. 1995. By Dr. Yin Wong  (reprint 1999)
By Dr. Yin Wong

@@Justification

\doc\95\13\bodysoul.txt "Our Bodies, Our Souls" Naomi Wolf New
Republic Oct 16, 1995 p. 26

\priv\95\14\prochoi*.txt The New Republic 10/16/95 Part 2: RETHINKING
PRO-CHOICE RHETORIC. Naomi Wolf full article text pro-choice must
believe in a right and a wrong, and acknowledge that the fetus is
human life, not just a "mass of dependent protoplasm". They should
acknowledge people who believe that abortion should be allowed, even
if it is unethical, and women for whom abortion has haunted them. "we
need to strong enough to admit that this country's high rate of
abortion, which ends more than one-quarter of all pregnancies- as what
Dr. Henry Foster calls it: "a failure""

Jocyln Elders said "we need to get over out love affair with the
fetus", but people who want children are told that their fetuses are
very much alive, like little people.
										
Elizabeth Carlin says the only reason for having an abortion is "I
want to be a good mother". Naomi says "there were two columns in my
mind, "Me" and "baby",and the first won out. Some women are obligated
to chose self, but she wasn't.

Gallup poll - 75% said it was up the woman, her god, her doctor, her
family and consience. that's 30 points more than with "god" and
"conscience" left out. Only 32% support abortion under any
circumstances, only 9% under "most" circumstances.

43% of abortions are repeats

doc940\abort.txt of 336M conceptions worldwide 155M spont abort, 32M
intentional, 144M live births, 5M still birth
according to Planned Parenthood. 56% of all pregancies are unplanned
San Jose Mercury Jan 13, 1994 p. 21A

@@opinion

SLIGHT MAJORITY OPPOSE UNRESTRICTED ABORTION
Survey: 53% of women hold anti-abortion views Seattle Times Feb 5,
1999. Center for Gender equity produces poll championed by
conservatives. 40% of women believe abortion should only be
permissible for rade, incest, or mothers life, plus 13% banned under
any circumstance. 28% should be available on demand, 17% available
with more restrictions than now.  41% support Christian coalition, vs
18% who believe it makes women worse off. 2:1 in favor of promise
keepers. 3/4 of women say religion is very important. 48% said it is
better if man is the achiever outside the home, and women master of
home and family.


@@late

\clip\97\07\lateabo.txt
http://www.seattletimes.com/extra/browse/html97/plan_030697.html The
Seattle Times March 6, 1997 Taking politics out of late-term abortions
by Christine Charboneau (Planned Parenthood) Special to The Seattle
Times 
"a very small percentage of abortions are performed late in
pregnancy. About 1.1 percent of abortions in the United States are
done after 20 weeks (approximately the half-way point), and only
4/100 of 1 percent of abortions are performed after 26 weeks. Of
these, an even smaller number are done using intact D&E. "
																		 																											 

@@lying

http://www.seattletimes.com/extra/browse/html97/malk_030497.html
c:\clip\97\07\aborlie.txt Copyright  1997 The Seattle Times Company
Tuesday, March 4, 1997 Michelle Malkin: It's time for brutal candor
in national abortion debate by Michelle Malkin Seattle Times
editorial columnist 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/1997-02/27/052L-022797-idx.html
c:\clip\97\06\aborlie.txt Head of Abortion Group Admits Lying in
Interview: `Partial-Birth' Statements Were `the Party Line' By David
Brown Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, February 27 1997; Page
A04 The Washington Post 

@@opinion

z75/priv/2004/02/abortpoll.htm
Abortion Polls
December 2003 - Zogby Survey Poll
Do you agree with the statement "Abortion destroys a human life and is
manslaughter?"
yes 52
no  36
undecided 12% 

MOST DISAPPROVE OF ABORTION JUST TO GET RID OF BABY
\clip\98\12\abpoll2.htm Hannibal Courier-Post News Story Poll finds
Americans support abortion with restrictions 1/20/98 Tuesday, January
20, 1998 Poll finds Americans support abortion with restrictions
http://home.topeka.net/~hannibal/stories/012098/abortion.html AP
poll: about 80 percent of Americans say abortion should be legal in
some circumstances.  21 percent said abortion should ''not be legal
in any circumstances.''  strong majorities said abortion
should be allowed if the mother's health was in jeopardy (78 percent
say it should be legal, 15 percent illegal), if the woman was raped
(71 percent to 22 percent) or if the baby was likely to have serious
defects (58 percent to 32 percent).  But a majority, 56 percent, said
abortion should not be legal in a case where a woman decided she did
not want the baby. Thirty-six percent said abortion should be allowed
in such a case.

MOST AMERICANS DISAPPROVE OF ABORTION
http://www.wwns.com/~lara/lifelink/data/poll.html
\clip\98\12\abpoll.htm

\clip\98\12\abort\index.html
http://cnn.com/US/9801/20/abortion.poll/index.html
1/20/98 CNN   Now  1992  1975
Always legal  23%   34%   21%
Sometimes     58%   48%   54%
Never         17%   15%   22%

Always legal - peaks in 1992
75=21% 79=22% 83=23% 89=29% 92=34% 95=31% 98=23%

\clip\98\12\asabor.txt Asian Week September 3 - 9, 1998 'To Speak for
Ourselves' 1998's crucial bloc sounds off on critical issue BY STACY
LAVILLA San Francisco-based National Asian Women's Health
Organization found in 1996 study, which focused on women in Alameda,
Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and Santa Clara
counties, polled 674 women ages 18 to 35 of various ethnicities,
including Chinese, Sri Lankan, Thai and Malaysian. It found that 69
percent of respondents supported abortion rights, 21 percent said
abortions should be allowed only in cases of rape or incest, 4
percent did not support abortion, and 6 percent didn't know. The same
survey found that 44 percent of respondents were unsure whether they
would ever have an abortion, and 17 percent reported having had an
abortion. 

MAJORITY ALLOW, BUT MOST FAVOR RESTRICTING ABORTIONS
\clip\96\02\aborpoll.txt Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 21:16:04 -0400
MAJORITY SUPPORTS WOMAN'S RIGHT TO ABORTION But Americans Do Favor
Some Restrictions By David W. Moore, Frank Newport and Lydia Saad (c)
1996, Gallup Organization. Dist. by Los Angeles Times Syndicate

25% Always legal
58% Restricted
15% Never legal
 2% No opinion

\clip\96\02\aborpol2.txt more tables

\doc\96\01\choolife.txt - Family Research Council found that most
felt abortion was the worst, adoption the best response to an unwed
pregnancy.


@@race

@@Race

aborrace.wk1
Summary: W1.00  B1.43 H1.17 A2.60 N-1.51

Asians have the highest rate of abortion. This may have something
to do with their low teen and unmarried birth rates beyond
low rates of sexual activity

Table 12.6B
Outcomes of Births
Percent
          Live    Mis     Abor    Still   Un      Number
                  carriag tion    birth   known
Asian       63.6    10.9    25.5     0.0     0.0      55
Black       74.1     9.2    14.0     0.0     2.8     436
Hispanic    76.7     8.0    11.5     1.0     2.8     288
White       77.2    11.4     9.8     0.8     0.9    1845
Native Am   87.1     3.2     6.5     0.0     3.2      31
                                                    2655
Source: The Social Organization of Sexuality, Edward O. Laumann,
Robert T. Michaels (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994)


@@rate

Asians have the highest rates of abortion per pregnancy.  Blacks and
Hispanics are also high. Nonreligious are the highest, fundamentalist
Christians are the lowest, Catholics are dead average.

Ranked by Asian Rate vs. White
U Chicago       W1.00  B1.43 H1.17 A2.60 N-1.51
SF Abort Clinic W1.00  B6.4  H7.2  A2.1  N-1.4
Guttmacher      W1.00  B2.21 H1.82 A1.60*N 1.60*

* "Other Race" includes Asians and Native Americans, NonW Hisp

\doc\96\06\aborsurv.wk1
Guttmacher Institute
Abortion by Race and Religion 1995

Ranked by Rate of Abortion General = 1.00

             Percent
                     Women
Group        Patients15-44   Rate
No/UnkReligio      24       6    4.00
Black              31      14    2.21
Hispanic           20      11    1.82
OtherRace           8       5    1.60
Catholic           31      31    1.00
Jewish              1       1    1.00
Non-Hispanic       80      89    0.90
White              61      81    0.75
OtherRel            6       8    0.75
Protestant         37      54    0.69

Based on table in Washington Post 8/8/96


\doc\95\11\aborrace.wk1
Summary: W1.00  B1.43 H1.17 A2.60 N-1.51

Asians have the highest rate of abortion. This may have something
to do with their low teen and unmarried birth rates beyond
low rates of sexual activity

Table 12.6B
Outcomes of Births
Percent
          Live    Mis     Abor    Still   Un      Number
                  carriag tion    birth   known
Asian       63.6    10.9    25.5     0.0     0.0      55
Black       74.1     9.2    14.0     0.0     2.8     436
Hispanic    76.7     8.0    11.5     1.0     2.8     288
White       77.2    11.4     9.8     0.8     0.9    1845
Native Am   87.1     3.2     6.5     0.0     3.2      31
                                                    2655
Source: The Social Organization of Sexuality, Edward O. Laumann,
Robert T. Michaels (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994)

\doc\95\07\pregbirt.wk1 - Birth statistics by Race
"Study: 3 pregnancies for average woman"
USA Today May 26, 1995 p. 3
Analysis by Arthur Hu

National Center for Health Statistics
Based on 1991 patterns
of 10 women, there will be:

Number       white   black      Hispanic
pregancies        28         51      47
births            18         26      30
abortions          6         19      10
miscarriages       4          6       7


Percent      white   black      Hispanic
pregancies     100.0%     100.0%  100.0%
births          64.3%      51.0%   63.8%
abortions       21.4%      37.3%   21.3%
miscarriages    14.3%      11.8%   14.9%

Index
             white   black      Hispanic
pregancies      1.00       1.82    1.68
Blacks have highest number of pregancies

Proportion of
births          1.00       0.79    0.99
abortions       1.00       1.74    0.99
miscarriages    1.00       0.82    1.04

Blacks have highest proportion of abortions,
lower proportion of live births

\doc\doc938\sfaids93.xls    *
  SF abortion clinics vs. live births (W0.3)1.0 B6.4 H7.2 A2.1 N-1.4
              vs. population  (W0.16)   B14  H23  A2.9 N28     

@@reasons

\priv\96\17\latimer.txt Speech by Gregor Wolbring
 on disablility, sexual abuse, and abortion
for various reasons including sex selection (under 30%)

Surveys of physicians from France show that even
disabilities like haemophilia or dwarfism are targeted for termination
through second and third trimester abortion.


                     terminated second      third trimester

cystic fibrosis       70%                     54%

haemophilia           41%                     23%

spina bifida          86%                     78%

sickle cell           55%                     39%

Limb reduction        43%                     26%

trisomy 21            91%                     78%

Dwarfism              63%                     48%



Now you can say this is in France therefore I will give you a few
numbers about what physicians in Quebec think about selective
abortion.

for abortion     anglophones in Quebec  francophone in Quebec

75-100%             trisomy 21
                    muscular dystrophy
                    huntington disease

66-74%              cystic fibrosis          trisomy 21

60-65%                                       huntington disease
                                             cystic fibrosis


30-59%              phenylketonuria          muscular dystrophy
                    spina bifida             spina bifida
                    heart defect             heart defect
                    lobster claw defect      cystic fibrosis
                                             huntington disease

below 30%           sex selection            phenylketonuria
                                             lobster claw defect
                                             sex selection


In that survey it is also mentioned that there is a above 30% consensus
for abortion for a fetus which contains the possibilty of developing a
disability as Alzheimer or schizophrenia

A survey of women in France showed that the agreement with the induced
abortion of a severely malformed fetus is at 90% agreement for the first
trimester; 73% for the second trimester; 56% for the third trimester; and
the euthanasia of a malformed newborn child 52%.

@@religion

\clip\96\02\aborsurv.txt SF Chronicle 8/8/96 A3 No religious
identification 4X general population Guttmacher Institute

@@survey

\clip\96\02\aborsurv.txt SF Chronicle 8/8/96 A3
Minorities, poor, separated or never married 2X general population
No religious identification 4X general population
58% had been using contraception, so contraception does not stop
abortion despite orthodoxy that education, not change of sexual
lifestyle will reduce abortion. Guttmacher Institute


@@world

\priv\96b\03\worlabor.txt Subject: 6/22/96 HEALTH-THIRD WORLD: Access
to Safe Abortion Will Save Lives Inter Press Third World News Agency
(IPS) Estimates 50 million abortions worlwide per year, 40% are
illegal, and contributes to up to 20% of maternal deaths, up to 50%
in some African countries.  More deaths in India due to illegal
abortions than malaria, 25,000