Friday, October 12, 2007

WHO Study on abortion rates used inflated numbers

They basically guessed how many abortions there are in the world:

New York, NY ( -- The World Health Organization has conducted a new study claiming abortions are just as frequent in nations where they are prohibited as those that legalize them. However, if past analysis from the WHO is any indication, the study relies on small sample sizes from one or a handful of nations and can't be taken as factual.


Many of these countries do not maintain detailed birth or mortality records, much less abortion statistics, making even the roughest of estimates problematic," he explained.

WHO also relies on what is calls "public source data" to provide illegal abortion death guesses. Typically, a "public source" is a journal article, report, or unpublished document, often from a pro-abortion organization, raising questions about its objectivity.

O'Bannon says these sources of information are unreliable.

In Uruguay, for example, the WHO relies on studies with samples sizes of 5, 14, and 23 individuals to extrapolate the number of deaths due to illegal abortions for the entire country. In addition, the studies were done in the 1970s and 1980s and are not current.

Hmm....inflated numbers on abortion. Where have we seen that before...?

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