By Dave Andrusko
Findings presented at last month’s 7th Panhellenic Conference of Family Planning conclude that the number of abortions carried out in Greece has risen 50 percent since 2005, the start of the financial crisis. Births at public hospital have dropped 30%.
“Greece has become an abortion leader,” according to Matthaios Tsimitakis, writing for the Kathimerini newspaper.
Ten years ago, there were 200,000 abortions a year among a population of 11 million, while today this figure has risen to 300,000, according to the figures presented at the conference. It is estimated that 140 in 1,000 pregnancies end in abortion. This usually concerns women who already have one or two children.
The same article, citing the conference, says that “miscarriages have doubled.” Doubled? That makes sense later when you read
“Many women, the experts says, use medication to induce an abortion without medical supervision. Athens University OB/GYN professor Giorgos Kreatsas stresses that miscarriages have doubled from 2 to 4 percent.”
Thus chemically-induced abortions [usually RU-486] are labeled “miscarriages” and have doubled.
Greece’s population is roughly 11 million and declining. “The birth rate has dropped from 2.2 percent to 1.4 percent in ten years,” according to the Population Research Institute
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