Since (a) the report is a whopping 240 pages long and (b)“was funded by six private foundations” all with pro-abortion associations–Buffet, Packard, Hewitt, etc,–what can we say for now about “The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States,” a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says which appeared last week?
Reading press accounts, the report concludes (what else?) that abortion is safe, safe, safe but that “Abortion-specific regulations in many states create barriers to safe and effective care.”
That there are no, no, no complications. What about increasing the chances of developing breast cancer, about which there are many studies that prove the link? Naw.
“There are some requirements that require clinicians to misinform women of the health risks, that say you have to inform a woman that an abortion will increase her risk of breast cancer,” says Ned Calonge, “the co-chair of the committee that wrote the study,” according to the NPR story and the source for much of what Alison Kodjak tells her readers. “He is an associate professor of family medicine and epidemiology at the University of Colorado and CEO of The Colorado Trust.”
Ditto for everything else that states require in the way of informed consent, according to Calonge.
“There are policies that mandate clinically unnecessary services like pre-abortion ultrasounds, separate inpatient counseling. There are required waiting periods.”
What else does the report tell us, according to NPR?
[T]hat the strict requirements on how doctors can administer mifepristone [“RU-486”] may need review. The researchers say the rules may be erecting unnecessary barriers.
The report also says nurse practitioners and physician assistants can perform abortions just as safely as physicians.
Also, abortions have no long-term consequences on women’s physical and mental health, the report says.
The only possible “potential” negative impact, according to the report? After multiple abortions, a baby carried to term might be premature. No kidding.
Talk about pre-packed conclusions. Just reading the introduction and the summary, there is no a hint of dissent, not a syllable that suggests that abortion oughtn’t to be promoted as safer than tonsillectomies and colonoscopies.
We will return with a much more complete analysis of “The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States” as soon as possible.
 “The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States” was funded by the Grove Foundation, The JPB Foundation, Packard Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation, Tara Health Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.