Friday, August 21, 2009

Mayo Clinic Doctor Admits Abortions Hurt Women, Cause Premature Births

Rochester, MN ( -- A physician who works for the prestigious Mayo Clinic has written a new factsheet that admits abortions harm women. Roger W. Harms, M.D., a Mayo Clinic obstetrician and medical editor-in-chief, also says abortions can cause women problems with subsequent pregnancies.

The Mayo Clinic posted Dr. Harms' new factsheet, with the title "Does it affect subsequent pregnancies?" on August 6.

Harm says there are definitely cases when physicians see "an abortion cause problems in a subsequent pregnancy."

"During a surgical abortion, the fetus is removed from the uterus — often with a vacuum device, a syringe or a spoon-shaped instrument with a sharp edge (curette) — as an outpatient surgical procedure," Harms explains.

In some cases, "a surgical abortion may weaken the cervix or cause scarring on the inside of the uterus." Read more.

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