Stats reveal a pattern pro-lifers want to break

Stats reveal a pattern pro-lifers want to break

Stats reveal a pattern pro-lifers want to break

A citizen concerned for life says a recent report from the health department clearly defines an area of focus for pro-life groups in Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health's stats for 2021, at least five babies were born alive during abortions last year.

Stark, Paul (MCCL) Stark

"These are horrifying situations because none of these babies survived; all of them died," responds Paul Stark of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL). "It's certainly troubling to read about these cases. They really point to the humanity of what we're talking about when we talk about abortion. These are human beings."

He points out that under Minnesota law, babies born alive during failed abortions are to receive life-saving treatment.

The statistics also reveal that women are having repeat abortions.

"In fact, about 41% of the women last year had at least one previous abortion, and more than 700 of the women had three or more previous abortions," Stark relays. "In some cases, you have women with 10 or more previous abortions, so there's this pattern that often happens where abortion is used as a method of birth control."

But as the pro-lifer points out, repeated abortions may result in infertility and some forms of cancer, especially for young women. So MCCL has resolved to work to break the pattern by emphasizing the humanity of the preborn child while also making sure that women know that they have alternatives to abortion.