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Abortions

How Universal Health Care Reduces the Number of Abortions

As explained by a Roman Catholic Cardinal: 
“If that frightened, unemployed 19-year-old knows that she and her child will have access to medical care whenever it’s needed,” Hume explained, “she’s more likely to carry the baby to term. Isn’t it obvious?” "  (Bolding added; full excerpt below.)

Our proposed universal health care, Improved Medicare for All, is also called single-payer health care.

 


 

The following information is for your reference as you consider your position
       on the United States establishing a health care for all system
       in the light of the Right-to-Life / Pro-Choice issue(s).

Country
Abortion Rate
per 1000 Women

Does the country
have a
health care for all
system?


United States

20.8

     No.
Australia
19.7
     Yes.
France
16.9
     Yes.
Canada
15.2
     Yes.
Japan
12.3
     Yes.
Italy
10.6
     Yes.
Spain
8.3
     Yes.
Average 14.8 population-weighted average

The last time we checked our source (below) the results (above) came from 2003 and 2004 statistics.

Comparable size populations. The sum of the population of the other six countries is 345 million compared to the United States' 310 million as of 2009. The sum of the number of years of experience with their health care for all systems is 250 years as of 2011.

Additional Information

Saving Lives of American Mothers. Our health care for all system will cover 100% of Americans, including necessary care for pregnant women. Lives of mothers will be saved, as indicated at the web page on Maternal mortality. Maternal mortality is the number of deaths of women during pregnancy, childbirth or in the 42 days after delivery. The United States performance on maternal mortality is very poor.

Article on Abortion Rates Across the World.
See: Universal health care tends to cut the abortion rate.
This article includes a quote from a Roman Catholic Cardinal (responsible for England and Wales) about the low abortion rate in Britain.

Here is an excerpt of the article:

"... The connection was explained to me by a wise and holy man, Cardinal Basil Hume. He was the senior Roman Catholic prelate of England and Wales when I lived in London; as a reporter and a Catholic, I got to know him."

"In Britain, only 8 percent of the population is Catholic (compared with 25 percent in the United States). Abortion there is legal. Abortion is free. And yet British women have fewer abortions than Americans do. I asked Cardinal Hume why that is."

'The cardinal said that there were several reasons but that one important explanation was Britain’s universal health-care system. “If that frightened, unemployed 19-year-old knows that she and her child will have access to medical care whenever it’s needed,” Hume explained, “she’s more likely to carry the baby to term. Isn’t it obvious?” "

Source

http://data.un.org
Do search for “abortion”, then select “abortion rate”
Then select the six countries, above.
Then select “Apply Filters.” to get the results.

 

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