A 2002 study of California Medicaid records and death certificates for 173,279 women who experienced a childbirth or an abortion, published in the Southern Medical Journal, found, "Compared with women who delivered, those who aborted had a significantly higher age-adjusted risk of death from all causes (1.62), from suicide (2.54), and from accidents (1.82), as well as a higher relative risk of death from natural causes (1.44), including the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (2.18), circulatory diseases (2.87), and cerebrovascular disease (5.46)."
Further, "In several circumstances, most notably deaths related to mental illness, the relative risk of death for aborting women compared with that of delivering women increased after removing the effects of previous psychiatric history," the study found.
A separate study of data on women who committed suicide in Finland between 1987 and 1994, published in BMJ, found, "The suicide rate associated with birth was significantly lower (5.9) and the rates associated with miscarriage (18.1) and induced abortion (34.7) were significantly higher than in the population."
A 2017 meta-analysis of studies that "reported mortality rates associated with termination of pregnancy, miscarriage or failed pregnancy" concluded, "Within a year of their pregnancy outcomes, women experiencing a pregnancy loss are over twice as likely to die compared to women giving birth."
"The heightened risk is apparent within 180 days and remains elevated for many years. There is a dose effect, with exposure to each pregnancy loss associated with increasing risk of death. Higher rates of death from suicide, accidents, homicide and some natural causes, such as circulatory diseases, may be from elevated stress and risk-taking behaviors," the paper says.
A review of studies on pregnancy outcomes and mental health, published in Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences in 2013, found that among studies comparing:
Abortion vs. childbirth
Abortion vs. unplanned pregnancies culminating in childbirth:
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a mere 1% of women receive an abortion because they were victims of rape, and fewer than 0.5% do so because they became pregnant due to incest.
According to a 2020 report from the CDC, abortion data for 2018 show that "non-Hispanic White women had the lowest abortion rate (6.3 abortions per 1,000 women) and ratio (110 abortions per 1,000 live births), and non-Hispanic Black women had the highest abortion rate (21.2 abortions per 1,000 women) and ratio (335 abortions per 1,000 live births)."
Census data puts the black population at 18,871,831 in 1960.
According to a 2015 Center for Urban Renewal and Education report, "[M]ore than 19 million black babies have been aborted since 1973."
That means that the number of black babies aborted since 1973 has exceeded the entire 1960 black population.
An article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics in 2020 concluded, "Overall, the evidence, and a balanced reading of that evidence, points towards an immediate and unreflective pain experience mediated by the developing function of the nervous system from as early as 12 weeks."