OBGYN: We have no idea how many people are hurt or killed by abortion

By Sarah Terzo

Monique Chireau, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine:

“The truth is we have no idea what the rates of morbidity and mortality for abortions are in the United States, because the data system is flawed. Despite all we may hear about abortion being a benign procedure, it’s really not. And it’s important to remember it’s elective. This is not lifesaving surgery or surgery for cancer.”

EMILY BAZELON, “THE DAWN OF THE POST-CLINIC ABORTION,” New York Times Aug 31, 2014

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.