Planned Parenthood Admits Abortion ‘Kills the Life of a Baby’ (in 1952)

Now, not so much.

By Nancy Flory Published on May 1, 2017

Planned Parenthood touts in-facility abortions as “a very safe, simple and common procedure.” It also proclaims abortion is “one of the safest medical procedures you can get.” The abortion provider says abortion ends a pregnancy, but never refers to the new life as a baby. But Planned Parenthood once said exactly the opposite.

Abortion “Kills the Life of a Baby”

Obianuju Ekeocha, founder of Culture for Life Africa, came across two Planned Parenthood pamphlets, one of which was dated 1952. Both pamphlets declared that abortion “kills the life of a baby.”

One pamphlet answers the question, “Is [birth control] an abortion?” with “Definitely not. An abortion requires an operation. It kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health. It may make you sterile so that when you want a child you cannot have it. Birth control merely postpones the beginning of life.”

The pamphlet admits that, not only can an abortion make a woman sterile, but that abortion is killing a life that has already begun. Glenn Beck commented on Monday that “[w]e’re now advocating for murder of children according to their own pamphlet.”

That Was Then

That was then. Planned Parenthood’s website now says that aborting a child is easy and safe with “no risk to your future pregnancies or to your overall health.”

Multiple studies have found just the opposite. One February 2014 study found that induced abortion is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. And that the risk increases as the number of induced abortions increase. Another study also found that there was an increase in risk for cancer with multiple abortions.

Abortion can also lead to fertility problems later, the Mayo clinic reported. Sterilization after an abortion can happen when baby body parts are not completely removed. It can happen when a woman gets an infection after an abortion. It can also happen if the woman’s cervix or uterus is damaged by an abortion.

Planned Parenthood does not tell women what happens if they choose abortion. It doesn’t tell them the risks they’ll take. Once, 65 years ago, they told the truth.

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