Practicing in today’s environment is incredibly challenging. We are with you. We exist to serve your need for accurate up to date information on prolife issues so that you will be able to answer with confidence the ethical challenges that you face on a daily basis. We provide a forum to network with likeminded colleagues from many different specialties. We are here to help make your job a little easier. Join us.
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We are the largest organization of pro-life obstetricians and gynecologists in the world. We know what it is like to practice good medicine in a hostile academic environment. We understand the need for absolutely accurate and scientifically irrefutable information. We are committed to serving you.
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We want to make available to you the most accurate, up to date information on the effects of abortion on women, so that you will have an evidence-based response to the pressures to endorse abortion.
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In the published medical literature, there is ample evidence of the effects of abortion on women. Abortion increases preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies, increases a woman’s risk of suicide, substance abuse, major depression and all cause mortality, and increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer if aborting a first pregnancy and delaying term pregnancy subsequently. Yet, many medical organizations are so politically invested in the abortion agenda that this information is not readily available to physicians or patients.
AAPLOG works to make available to physicians and patients the effects of abortion on women as evidenced in the peer-reviewed medical literature. The AAPLOG annual Matthew Bulfin Educational Meeting provides a forum for pro-life medical experts to discuss the latest and most important information on prolife topics, and has offered 8 credits of CME. These lectures are archived and available to members on the AAPLOG website.
Members can also avail themselves of prepared CME lectures on a variety of prolife topics, to equip members to be able to speak out professionally on a variety of topics including abortion complications, maternal mortality, abortion and preterm birth etc.
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As Hippocratic Physicians, we are responsible to protect both the mother and her unborn child from fertilization until natural death. As Hippocratic Physicians we have a unique professional responsibility to publically speak for the weakest and most defenseless of the human race: the unborn child. AAPLOG takes that professional responsibility seriously.
As a non-profit educational organization, AAPLOG members participate in the public defense of human life from fertilization until natural death, by supplying accurate information from the peer-reviewed medical literature, especially in public forums where accurate information is often grossly lacking. AAPLOG is frequently called on by lawmakers and the media to give a professional pro-life perspective on current legislation, new research or breaking events.
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The current laws in our nation do not defend the most helpless of human beings. AAPLOG works with many local, state and national legislators, legal organizations and policy makers in the United States who work to defend these tiniest of humans in law. AAPLOG members provide the professional pro-life expert opinions needed to defend these laws.
AAPLOG also networks with pro-life medical colleagues internationally to equip them to provide the evidence-based expert testimony required to defend human life.
139 statistically significant studies spanning 40 years demonstrate a statistically significantly associated increased risk for preterm birth with elective abortion.
To access the pertinent educational material, click here.
Accumulating studies from around the world continue to show an increased risk of mental health problems for women who abort as compared with women who carry a pregnancy and give birth. One of the most thorough analyses of the literature [Coleman PK. Abortion and mental health: quantitative synthesis and analysis of research published 1995–2009 The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011) 199, 180–186. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.077230] revealed:
A list of studies supporting the association between induced abortion and adverse mental health outcomes is available here.
Childbearing history, especially age at completion of a first term pregnancy and exposure to estrogen are established risk factors for breast cancer.
Abortion increases the risk of premenopausal breast cancer by arresting the developing breast tissue in a state susceptible to other environmental carcinogens. Abortion of a first pregnancy with delay in subsequent term pregnancy causes the breast lobular cells to be arrested in a proliferating state, without the subsequent maturation to lactation that occurs at the end of a pregnancy prior to birth. The later in pregnancy the abortion occurs, the higher the risk. The more abortions, the higher the risk.
For more information see this Breast Cancer Prevention Institute fact sheet
For list of references supporting the link between abortion and breast cancer, click here.
Mothers dying in childbirth are a tragedy. But that tragedy is being exploited by the proponents of worldwide abortion legalization under the myth of "safe" abortion. Abortion is not "safe" for the mother, regardless of the conditions under which it is performed because it increases the mothers risk of suicide, depression, substance abuse, preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies and can increase her risk of breast cancer. But the terms"safe" and "unsafe" abortion are even more twisted, as they are actually legal not medical terms.
For list of references supporting the link between Maternal Mortality and Suicide, click here.
The maternal fetal interface is fabulously complex, and the interaction between mother and fetus is not only psychological but physical as well. The discovery of fetal cells in maternal circulation has allowed for the new field of prenatal genetic testing. But microchimerism raises some questions about the effects of interrupting pregnancies. There is fascinating new research on the association between autoimmune diseases and fetal microchimerism, which leads to the obvious question of the effect of elective terminations on such disorders. AAPLOG will continue to monitor this exciting new field.
There is a myth that abortion is better for women than childbirth. But what is the evidence in the published medical literature? Compared with giving birth, women who abort are at higher risk of preterm birth, mental health problems, and in the case of aborting a first pregnancy, an increased risk of breast cancer. Let's look at the evidence.
The average person forms their opinion of abortion from the authorities quoted in the media. Planned Parenthood, Guttmacher Institute, IPAS and others in the abortion industry who stand to profit immensely from the sale of their abortion product are given a disproportionately large voice. Unfortunately, some of the medical organizations which should provide an evidence-based counterbalance to this spin have neglected their obligation to impartially evaluate the medical literature. AAPLOG exists to provide a "second opinion". We make available here readable summaries of what the medical literature actually says regarding the effects of abortion on women. Preterm birth, suicide, depression and breast cancer are only some of the ways in which abortion can harm women. This is information critically important to any true informed consent on the issue of abortion.
One of the most controversial subjects has been the effect of abortion laws on maternal health, particularly where abortion is prohibited in order to safeguard women’s health, motherhood and the unborn human life.
During the last three decades, numerous international agencies, public health actors, politicians and several research groups claim that countries which restrict or prohibit elective abortion promote “unsafe” abortions, which hypothetically result in a higher risk of complications, and hypothetically then lead to higher maternal morbidity and mortality.
However, there is no direct scientfic evidence of any potentially deleterious cause-effect relationship between abortion restrictive laws and maternal health. In fact, countries like Chile and Ireland, where abortion is illegal, have some of the lowest maternal mortality in the world. This fact is critically important for health policy in developing countries where elective abortion is prohibited, since threat of increasing maternal mortality is used to pressure liberalization of abortion policies.
Read more here about maternal mortality...
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