Studies – 50% untrue?

 

 

Not all studies can be believed at face value.

 

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Data can be sculpted to fit a preferred theory

 

Lancet editor-in-chief

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New England Medical Journal editor-in-chief

 

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“perhaps half may simply be untrue” Lancet editor-in-chief Dr Richard Horton

 

 

 

 

1) Lancet

 

Dr. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world:

 

Dr. Horton recently published a statement declaring that a lot of published research is in fact unreliable at best, if not completely false.

 

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736%2815%2960696-1.pdf

 

 

 

Data can be sculpted to fit a preferred theory

 

 

 

2) New England Medical Journal NEMJ

 

Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and long-time Editor in Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), which is considered to another one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, makes her view of the subject quite plain:

 

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine” 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2964337

 

 

 

 

 

3) Dr Nathanson – NARAL founder and chairman

 

‘National Abortion Rights Action League’

 

It is known that those wanting to push legalizing abortion, make up numbers to make it seem worse.

 

Example: Dr Bernard Nathanson, who presided over some 60.000 abortions was founding member and chairman of NARAL to legalize abortion in the USA. After filming an abortion via ultrasound (the film: ‘The Silent Scream’) he became pro-life.

He admitted that in those beginning years: “We claimed that between 5.000 and 10.000 women a year died of botched abortions,” he said. “The actual figure was closer to 200 to 300 .

And we also claimed that there were a million illegal abortions a year in the United States and the actual figure was close to 200,000.

So, we were guilty of massive deception.”

 

Overestimating the scale of illegal abortions has taken place many times in history, where claimed numbers later showed to be inconsistent with reality.

 

 

4) NGVA Dutch Society of Abortion Physicians

 

Abortion clinic Bloemenhove was referring to a film about the abortion pill, on their page about the abortion pill 5-8 weeks. See screenshots.

 

The site keuzebijabortus.nl now links to the Dutch Society of Abortion Physicians NGVA. The film wanted to make it look like your baby is just a clump of cells when you use the abortion pill.

The picture corresponds to the first week of pregnancy, when you probably don’t even know you’re pregnant. So this image they showed in the video probably doesn’t correspond with the reality for the use of the abortion pill up to 7 weeks after conception or 9 weeks amenorrhea where your baby would have developed much further.

16.3.2021 the link ‘keuzebijabortus.nl’ automatically goes to the NGVA website, but not to the movie. These screenshots were from 17.8.2017.

 

5) The mental health controversy

 

The high dropout rate and non-participation rate in studies that claim abortion has little or no negative risks:

 

“A study of 246 employees exposed to an industrial explosion reveled that those employees most resistant to a psychological checkup after the explosion had the highest rates and most severe cases of PTSD. 

Without repetitive outreach by the employer and employer mandated follow up assessment – 42% of PTSD cases would not have been reported including 64% of the most severe cases.”

 

In 2008 the American Psychological Association sent out a press release to the media proclaiming that there are no mental health risks associated with the abortion of an unwanted pregnancy.

Problem: the women that were excluded from the study:

– the study did not include 50% of women who have had more than 1 abortion (1/3 or 1/2 of all procedures are repeat procedures)

– excluded the nearly 20% that are minors at the time of their abortions

– the 11% that are beyond the first trimester

– the 7% abortion for personal health concerns or poor prenatal diagnosis

– those women (11%-64%) who had ‘wanted, planned’ pregnancies or women who developed attachment to the fetus despite problematic circumstances that led to abortion.

 

Another study which showed that the ‘overwhelming majority of women felt that termination was the right decision for them over 3 years’ … a self-selected minority of volunteers (27%) does not reveal what the vast majority of women feel or think about their abortion experience.

 

Women who were ‘relieved’ after the abortion: “the same researchers also found that between the 3 month and 2 year post-abortion assessments, both relief scores and positive emotions decreased significantly while the average for negative emotions increased.” Headlines claimed the study found the vast majority of women were satisfied with their abortion. 

 

Given the fact that so many women refuse to respond to questionnaires or followup questions about their abortions, it is impossible to ever be certain what ‘the majorty’ of women feel or think about their past abortions at any given time, much less their entire lifetimes.

 

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