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GM's Ignition Switches-Failure to Warn? Obstetrician Group Challenges the Government's Own 'Failure to Warn' as 4000 Children Die Yearly
Contact: Josh Osbun, Director of Communications, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 202-230-0997, communications@aaplog.org  

EAU CLAIRE, Mich., April 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Donna Harrison, M.D. Executive Director of AAPLOG, asks the government that is grilling GM about the deaths of 13 people, why it is failing to warn about the health risks of an elective medical procedure linked to the deaths of about 4000 children each year.

Harrison pleads on behalf of the mothers of premature children, "Will the government committees and Senate panels that can carry on for days investigating GM, spend even one hour looking into the government's own silence?" Harrison cites a study, never refuted, which suggests 4094 premature babies died before their first birthday in one year alone.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=calhoun%20shadigian%20rooney

Although this procedure was never tested or approved by the FDA, the procedure has been promoted as "safe", and takes only a few minutes to perform. Many women have experienced it multiple times. Yet the federal government's own records show that it has known for at least 7 years that the procedure is "immutabl(y)" linked to premature births. 
www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11622&page=625

A woman who has this procedure done twice nearly doubles her risk of having a premature baby, according to world-renowned premature baby specialist, Dr. Prakesh Shah. In a press conference hosted by the prestigious British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Shah explained the mechanisms by which a woman and her future children can be harmed. Watch this 4 minute video, narrated by B. Keith Neely.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IoWZEJNMdA

Of the premature babies later born to mothers who had this procedure, many have significant disabilities including cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, and serious learning disabilities. Not only does the government fail to warn women of these risks of preterm birth, but also under the Affordable Care Act, this risky and damaging elective procedure must be paid for by employers.

"Not all women who have a premature baby have had an abortion," Dr. Harrison states, "But every woman deserves informed consent: hearing about all her risks, including the risks of brain injury to her future children."

AAPLOG is the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Contact us: 202 230-0997 or email: communications@aaplog.org

For more detailed information on preterm birth and abortion:

www.ncfpc.org/FNC/1305-FNC-Spring13-Abortion%27sImpactOnPrematurity2.pdf

justiceforkids.webs.com/chapter4140studies.htm

www.aaplog.org under "Abortion Complications"