According to UCSF (University of California, San Francisco), High Risk complications occur in only 6-8% of all pregnancies.  The terminology “High Risk Pregnancy”, is used by the medical community to indicate a need to watch these mothers (and babies) more carefully; to provide special care to ensure the best possible outcome. A pregnancy may be considered high-risk for a variety of reasons. Some of these include:

  • The mother has medical conditions that began before pregnancy, such as diabetes
  • The mother develops a medical condition during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia
  • The mother experienced problems in a previous pregnancy, such as miscarriage
  • Problems are detected in the developing baby
  • Complications occur during pregnancy, such as premature labor
  • The mother is pregnant with multiples (twins or more) [1]

 So, are abortions medically necessary?

Peter Cermak, in his article What Percent of Abortions are Medically Necessary?, stresses that the “percentage of abortions that are performed out of ‘medical necessity’ is a dynamic statistic, but in the United States it is exceedingly rare.”[2] Further, former Surgeon General of the United States Dr. C. Everett Koop said, “The fact of the matter is that abortion as a necessity to save the life of the mother is so rare as to be nonexistent.”[3] And in the United States, according to the compiled data of 1.3 million aborting women surveyed, 99% of abortions are not done because of any medical necessity.[4] Cermak goes on to say that, “We should expect that [the] percentage of life-threatening pregnancies will only decrease as modern medicine continues to make progress in saving mothers from these tragic complications.”

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[1] University of California, San Francisco. (2019). High-Risk Pregnancy.

[2] Cermak, Peter. (n.d.). What Percent of Abortions are Medically Necessary?

[3] National Right to Life. (2012). How often is abortion necessary to “save the life of the mother”?

[4] Brian Clowes, Ph.D. (n.d.). Shouldn’t We Permit Abortion Only to Save the Life of the Mother?