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Nearly 65,000 pregnancies from rape have occurred in states with abortion bans, study estimates

  

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Via:  krishna  •  4 weeks ago  •  9 comments

By:   By Deidre McPhillips

Nearly 65,000 pregnancies from rape have occurred in states with abortion bans, study estimates
In states with bans, most, if not all, victims were not able to get abortions in the states where they live

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Tens of thousands of pregnancies have resulted from rape in states where abortion is not a legal option, researchers estimate in a new study .

In the study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from Planned Parenthood, Resound Research for Reproductive Health and academic institutions across the US used a combination of federal surveys on crime and sexual violence to estimate that there were about 520,000 rapes that led to 64,565 pregnancies in the time since abortion bans have been enacted in 14 states – ranging by state from four to 18 months ago.

Other research has found that there have been fewer than 10 abortions each month in states with bans, suggesting that most, if not all, victims were not able to get abortions in the states where they live, even those where the law allows exceptions for rape.

“Restricting abortion access to survivors of rape can have particularly devastating consequences,” the medical journal’s editors wrote in a note about the new research. “Whether these survivors of rape had illegal abortions, received medication abortion through the mail, traveled to other states, or carried the child to birth is unknown.”

About 1 in 5 adults in the US says that abortion should be legal in all cases, according to a 2022 survey from Pew Research Center.

And a much larger majority – nearly 70% of adults – say abortion should be legal if pregnancy is the result of rape.


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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

Tens of thousands of pregnancies have resulted from rape in states where abortion is not a legal option, researchers estimate in a new      study  ..

There were about 520,000 rapes that led to 64,565 pregnancies in the time since abortion bans have been enacted in 14 states – ranging by state from four to 18 months ago.

 
 
 
Drakkonis
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1.1  Drakkonis  replied to  Krishna @1    4 weeks ago
There were about 520,000 rapes that led to 64,565 pregnancies in the time since abortion bans have been enacted in 14 states – ranging by state from four to 18 months ago.

Since I have to pay to see the study, which I won't do, could you clarify this statement for me? Is this stating that there have been 520,000 rapes and 64,565 pregnancies in those 14 states? I ask because it says "in the time" not, "in the states". I would like to clear up the ambiguity. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Drakkonis @1.1    3 weeks ago
I would like to clear up the ambiguity. 

Me too.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @1    4 weeks ago

It's hard to believe those numbers - if they are true it is a shocking expose of the criminality of American men.  I would guess that the right-wingers will blame the number on the migrants and those of a different race.  There are countries in this world that deal with rape in a most harsh manner, such as a bullet in the back of the head a month after conviction.  That most likely tends to keep the numbers down. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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2  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

Other      research      has found that there have been fewer than 10 abortions each month in states with bans, suggesting that most, if not all, victims were not able to get abortions in the states where they live, even those where the law allows exceptions for rape.

“Restricting abortion access to survivors of rape can have particularly devastating consequences,” the medical journal’s editors wrote in a      note      about the new research.

 
 
 
Krishna
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3  seeder  Krishna    4 weeks ago

“Like many exceptions written into abortion bans, an exception for rape victims may appear to be a reasonable solution but in practice can create more trauma and danger for patients who have already experienced a traumatic event,” said Dr. Sami Heywood, an ob/gyn in Illinois and fellow with the advocacy group Physicians for Reproductive Health who was not involved in the new research.

“No other health care is reserved only for people who can prove a crime took place. That’s not an ethical way to practice medicine. It is cruel to force people who have already been victimized to jump through legal and logistical barriers that cause further harm.”

 
 
 
Kavika
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4  Kavika     4 weeks ago

We certainly have a number of dumb ass states and accordingly their politicians.

 
 
 
Krishna
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5  seeder  Krishna    3 weeks ago

We certainly have a number of dumb ass states and accordingly their politicians.

Definitely.

And that's been true for a while (although it des seem to be getting worse lately).

While different issues (and different opinions!) occur amongst various people-- Abortion has become one of the key issues since the repeal of Roe vs Wade.

 
 
 
Krishna
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5.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @5    3 weeks ago
Abortion has become one of the key issues since the repeal of Roe vs Wade.

The border is another. And there are others.

But I think many people are underestimating the importance of the Abortion issue.

I could be wrong, but regardless of who are the ultimate nominees (of both parties)-- IMO the Abortion issue will make the democratic candidate the winner-- and our next president.

 
 

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