Birth Control and Abortion a factor in Premature Births

Posted by PITHOCRATES - November 24th, 2013

Week in Review

Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election in part because of the Republican ‘war on women’.  Which started when George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney out of the blue if he wanted to take away women’s birth control.  The next thing we knew there were women who said college girls couldn’t afford their birth control and needed the state to buy it for them.  Then this snowballed into Republicans wanted their women barefoot and pregnant.  And were going to turn the hands of the clock back to 1950 for women everywhere if Mitt Romney won the election.  The left warned women that this was the worst thing that could happen to them.  For they knew what women wanted.  Birth control.  And abortion.  So their lives could revolve around their vaginas.  Becoming sexual objects.  To please a lot of different men.  While avoiding the disease of pregnancy.

As it turns out, though, avoiding the disease of pregnancy could have some side effects (see Premature baby steroids ‘may raise risk of ADHD’ by James Gallagher posted 11/22/2013 on BBC News Health).

Steroids given to help premature babies develop may also be slightly increasing the risk of mental health disorders, say researchers…

Being born too soon can lead to long-term health problems and the earlier the birth the greater the problems.

One immediate issue is the baby’s lungs being unprepared to breathe air. Steroids can help accelerate lung development.

However, the study by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Oulu in Finland showed the drugs may also be affecting the developing brain.

A premature baby has a lot more health risks than one carried to term.  We’re doing things after the birth to help these children.  Is there anything we can do to help before the birth.  Well, we can try to reduce the number of premature babies.  So what exactly causes babies to be born premature?  According to the Mayo Clinic (see Premature birth) there may be a lot of factors including but not limited to the following.  Smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol or using illicit drugs.  Some infections, particularly of the amniotic fluid and lower genital tract.  Some chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes.  Multiple miscarriages or abortions.

There are other risks.  But what’s interesting about these risks is that they grow greater with age.  A married woman having her children in her twenties will have smoked fewer cigarettes, drank less alcohol and used fewer illicit drugs than a woman in her thirties or forties.  She will have had a less active sex life which will reduce the number of infections in her lower genital tract.  She will be less likely to have high blood pressure or diabetes than a woman 10-20 years older than her.  And she may have fewer abortions than a woman who waits until she is in her forties to start her family.  For these reasons women having a baby when they are over 35 have a greater risk of having a premature birth.

Whenever there is another gun death the left says we need new gun control legislation.  To take guns away from law-abiding gun owners.  Even if it saves just one life.  Well, we can have more healthy babies if women choose to get married and start their families while in their twenties.  For it is what’s best for the children.  Instead of trying to have a career first and then start a family later in life.  And perhaps more would if the left wasn’t telling women that a woman should be strong, independent, enjoy her sexuality and use free birth control and abortion to avoid what they call the disease of pregnancy.


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