Metastudy of over a million cases finds ‘significantly higher risk’ of premature birth after abortion


According to Life Site News on May 30, 2016,  “A meta-analysis of 36 international studies involving more than one million women has concluded that abortions are associated with “significantly higher risk” of subsequent premature births, and underweight babies.

Prematurity is, in turn, associated with far greater risk of cerebral palsy and other conditions.

Brent Rooney of British Columbia’s Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition said, “In May 2016 abortion-preemie denial became impossible.”

The study appears in this month’s American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, authored by Dr. Gabrielle Saccone and her research associates. It showed that a prior abortion or miscarriage was associated with a 52 percent increased risk of prematurity and also of greater risk of lower gestational and birth weights.

Rooney noted that the Saccone study was the fourth metastudy “validating higher risk of premature delivery of babies for women with induced abortion history.” Even by 2004, he told Life Site News, there was enough evidence for the State of Texas to require that every woman seeking an abortion to be offered a booklet titled “WKRT” for “Women’s Right to Know” summarizing the health impacts of abortion.

According to the booklet, these include, according to “some large studies,” a doubling of the risk of premature birth in later pregnancy if a woman has had two induced abortions. The same studies report an 800 percent increase in the risk of extremely early premature births (less than 28 weeks) for a woman who has experienced four or more induced abortions.

“Very premature babies, who have the highest risk of death, also have the highest risk for lasting disabilities, such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, lung and gastrointestinal problems, and vision and hearing loss.”

Rooney cited a 2002 Swedish study led by B. Jacobsson and B. Hagburg, reporting that while only 6.1 percent of babies born in Western Sweden from 1983 to 1990 were premature, they accounted for 41.5 percent of cerebral palsy cases. The cerebral palsy rate for babies born two months premature was 60 times that of the rate for those born on term.

However, abortion advocates have their studies too. For example, journalist Tara Haelle posted a story on DoubleXScience in 2013 that admitted surgical abortions did cause subsequent premature births in a few cases in the old days when cervices weren’t softened up first, but no more. The story, titled  “Maternal abortion history no longer a risk for preterm birth,” cited a single Scottish study from 2012 that analyzed data over three decades to conclude that new pre-operative treatments in the new millennium had eliminated the tissue damage old methods had produced and the risk of subsequent premature birth along with it.

But the Saccone metastudy, by no means the work of pro-life scientists (it recommends only that women be informed of the full range of alternative abortion methods) included 18 studies from the post-2000 era. The DoubeXScience article claims the results of the Scottish study, led by Clare Oliver-Williams, “shift the current consensus.” But offers no evidence that anyone’s opinion has changed but her own.

Rooney commented, “Let those Scottish ‘geniuses’ do their own 21st century meta-study to validate their mere theory.”

Catholic Author, Emily Bloomfield Ortega, Book Signing

I'm Bernadette book
Catholic children’s book author, Emily Bloomfield Ortega, formerly of Wyandotte will be signing her books “I’m Bernadette” and “Christmas with Bernadette”,  Monday, June 13 at 8:00 pm at the St Joseph Bookstore, located at 18637 Ray Street in Riverview.

Mrs. Ortega grew up in Wyandotte, and now resides in Santa Fe with her husband and their seven children. Many family experiences have made their way into her books. The books make great gifts and are especially directed to girls ages 6 – 10.

The St. Joseph Bookstore carries a full line of Catholic books, statues and gift items. It is adjacent to The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. All are welcome to come to the 7:00 pm Mass followed by Mrs. Ortega’s book signing.

Once in a life-time, the world famous Fatima Statue will be visiting metro Detroit Parishes.  To see the schedule and locations, please click on the following link:

Visit or call 734-281-1445 for more information.

Bond Between Pregnant Mom and Baby

The National Academy of Sciences reinforces that babies in utero hear what their mom says, as well as different sounds and music, and their brains recognize these sounds after birth.  According to research, expectant moms who coo and chat to their babies while they are pregnant may be doing more than stimulating the fetus (which results in more movement of the baby) – they may be shaping their child’s brain and helping them to adapt to life after birth.

Language in utero

Watch a fantastic video of mom and baby about a baby in utero responding to language, a trace of a son’s making changes in his mother’s brain, the link between the immune system of  mom and baby, and how mom’s produce more milk for girls than for boys.

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Amazing Video Shows Bright Flash of Light When Sperm Meets Egg and Human Life Begins



An amazing new discovery is bringing more attention to the fact that human life begins at the moment of fertilization. Scientists at Northwestern University


To read the article and see videos, please click on the “Source” below.

Source: Amazing Video Shows Bright Flash of Light When Sperm Meets Egg and Human Life Begins

According to the Kabbalah, “Like the flame of the candle, the Light of the Divine shines within the temple of your body as your own soul.”