Study: Abortion Linked to Heart Disease in Women

An alarming new study discloses evidence suggesting pregnancy loss — induced, including by abortion, or natural — is linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

The study posted in the International Journal of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Risk and Prevention looked at the medicaid claims of 1 million low-income women examined to identify their history of pregnancy losses, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hyperlipidemia prior to a first live birth.

Results showed pregnancy loss “is an independent risk factor for CVD risk following a first live birth, both for women with and without a prior history of CVD,” the study noted.

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