The official 2009 state health statistics for Kansas that were just released, do include many tables showing race, age and county of women getting abortions, but no sense of the massive health crisis abortion presents in lost lives, damaged women and subsequent unhealthy children.
State data shows there were over 41,300 Kansans born last year, with a ratio of almost 9 Kansas births for every Kansas baby aborted. That’s a good ratio, compared to many states.
However, the nearly 4,800 Kansas unborn children aborted in 2009 roughly equals the total resident student population attending Emporia State University.
Thus, every year, the number of aborted Kansas children could populate another whole state university! Tragic–but apparently not worthy of targeted state health initiatives.
Viewing the state statistics as a weekly snapshot, each week (on average) 879 Kansas unborn children left their mothers’ wombs. 4 were stillborn. 784 emerged alive to see their mother’s smile, although 11 of them did not live past their first birthday.
Each week, 91 tiny unborn Kansans were aborted, 18 by RU486 chemical poisoning and 73 dismembered by suction or surgical blades. Another 91 unborn children whose mothers lived in another state (mostly Missouri) were similarly destroyed on Kansas soil every week.
Of the 182 total average weekly abortions in Kansas, 10 were obtained by middle-school or high-school girls. Abortions at such an early age raise those teens’ lifelong risk of traumatic stress, suicide and early, lethal breast cancer.
Repeat abortions are an alarming trend. Looking at those 182 women who had abortions in one week’s time in Kansas, 110 had no prior abortion, 44 had one prior abortion, 18 had two prior abortions, and 10 had three or more prior abortions. (One girl under 15 years old reported five prior abortions!)
KDHE has charts showing rates of pre-term birth and low birth-weight, recognizing the serious medical consequences of undersized preemies, including Cerebral Palsy and various mental impairments.
Yet KDHE’s reports in February and August briefly mention puzzlement at why infant mortality is higher among non-white and urban Kansans– populations long targeted by abortion clinics. This angst about infant mortality fixates on poverty and racism. They even have a panel of experts who are, so far, clueless.
KDHE never connects the dots to 114 scientific articles linking abortion damage of women’s wombs to subsequent infant prematurity and morbidity.
Women having multiple abortions substantially elevate their pre-term birth risk. The risk of subsequent children being born with low birth weight increases by 35% after one abortion, 72% after two and 90% after three abortions.
KDHE does not indicate this link to abortion, though as far back as 2006 the Institute of Medicine included “prior first trimester abortion” on a list of risk factors associated with premature birth. The IOM reported that premature births before 37 weeks gestation represent 12.5 % of all U.S. births, a 30% increase since 1981.
Abortion damage is tragic and KDHE’s ignorance (or willful blindness) must end.