Thursday, November 30, 2006

Abortion: The #1 Global Cause of Death

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Cathy_of_Alex, geeky health services librarian (St Catherine of Alexandria, whose feast day we just celebrated is the patron saint of librarians), who blogs at The Recovering Dissident Catholic, pulled out her #2 pencil and her Texas Instruments calculator and did a bit of number crunching the other day. It seems that a death projection study on "Global Mortality and Burden of Disease" between 2002 and 2003 did not include death rates due to abortion.

They don't consider the fetus to be living so they don't count its murder as a death.

Check out Cathy's numbers. Warning! Geeky health abbreviations such as COPD (Google says it has something to do with the lungs) and words like "Ischemic" (Webster says something to do with blood) and "Cerebrovascular" (Webster: "blood vessels in the brain") ahead! Check it Out!
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