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August 09, 2012

Scientific Deception

Science doesn’t always tell us the whole story. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.


The release of the World Health Organization report on pre-term pregnancy around the world recently made headlines. One of the more shocking revelations was that pre-term births — which are dangerous for both the mother and the child — have risen about 30% in the U.S. in the last 30 years. The authors and experts behind the report seemed baffled as to why.

But as Jim Thorpe, Jr., and Clark Forsythe suggest in First Things there’s one key factor the that report failed to include: abortion. It ignored several studies which show correlation between abortion and pre-term births in later pregnancies. In fact, the risk of a pre-term birth increases dramatically with the number of abortions a woman has had.

Why isn’t this mentioned in the WHO report? Why were my friends in New Zealand accused of misinformation for citing similar studies and not pretending as if abortion is harmless? Because a culture of death influences how all of us think, including scientists. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

A Fact Ignored by Who
John M Thorpe Jr., MD & Clarke Forsythe | First Things | July 26, 2012

Born Too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth
World Health Organization | May 02, 2012

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