New Study: Abortion Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

Kelsey Pritchard

A new longitudinal peer-reviewed study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute has shown that abortions are an independent risk factor for increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), the leading cause of death among women.

These findings are among a growing body of medical literature linking abortion to reduced cardiovascular health, including another U.S. study reporting a fivefold increased risk of death from cerebrovascular diseases within six years of an abortion. Another study found an 18% elevated risk of CVD following abortion or miscarriage that persisted for over twelve years.

This latest study examined medical records for over one million Medicaid-eligible women between 1999 and 2014 to detect treatments for CVD within six months of their first live birth. The researchers divided women into five groups.

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