Justice For Kids

Ch 7: Autism-Abortion-Axis

                                                                                 23 March 2014

Surgery Never Proven Safe is a VERY Plausible Autism Risk Factor 

                 (  http://justiceforkids.webs.com/7abortionautismaxis.htm )

      Brent Rooney (MSc; email: fullterm40@gmail.com)

 

Abstract: 1947 Nuremberg Code principle 3 insists that

a new medical treatment be first tested on nonhuman animals

before human testing begins. The most common elective

surgery in the U.S, Canada, and UK boosts five (5) Autism

risk factors: preterm birth, advanced parental age, maternal

infection, vaginal bleeding and parental mental problems.

Vacuum aspiration abortion (VAA) has no published animal

studies to validate safety. Two (2) systematic reviews with

meta-analyses [SRMAs] in 2009 found that prior IAs (Induced

Abortions) significantly raise human preterm birth risk; 'Swingle'

and 'Shah' SRMAs also reported dose-response. Until VAA is

safety validated by both animal and human studies, including

Abortion-'Preemie' SRMAs, the burden of proof for safety from

neurological injury in future newborn babies remains on supporters

of 'suction' abortion safety.

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Introduction

 

In 2013 the CDC estimated that 1 U.S. child in 50 will be diagnosed

with Autism.[1, Blumberg] In 2007 Prof. Michael Ganz (PhD, Harvard U.)

estimated the lifetime cost (medical+non-medical+lost income) of a U.S.

citizen with Autism to be $3.2 million.[2, Ganz]. With a total yearly U.S.

birth rate of ~4 million, this implies a future yearly Autism cost of

approximately $256 billion ((4 million / 50) X $3.2 million). No specific

Autism risk factor has been demonstrated to dominate all others. If a

woman is subjected to raised future risk of a 'MACE' (Mental retardation,

Autism, Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy) disorder in a newborn baby via an

elective surgery, she could launch a medical negligence law suit against

her abortion surgeon. In 2012 British researchers declared: “Preterm birth

is an established risk factor for psychiatric disorders including autism

spectrum disorders (ASDS).”[9, Moore] Combine this acknowledgement

with the fact that in 2009 the 'abortion-preemie' risk became SETTLED

SCIENCE, yields a profound health concern.

 

 

Autism Risk Factors


The following nine (9) Autism risk factors have good support in the

medical literature:

1* Preterm Birth [3-9]                    6* Parental mental disorders [31-33]

2* Advanced parental age [10-16]  7 Male gender [4,34-35]

3* Maternal infection [17-23]          8 Mercury [36-38]

4* Vaginal bleeding [24]                 9 Gastrointestinal injury [39-42]

5 Maternal autoimmunity [27-30]     [* risks make more likely by prior IAs]


Origins of a new surgery


In 1958 the revolutionary vacuum aspiration abortion (VAA)

surgery was revealed to the medical profession by a Chinese

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology study. The subjects were

not nonhuman animals, but were 300 Chinese women.[43, Wu]

The 1958 'Wu' study had zero references to animal 'suction' abortion

studies . To not first test and safety validate a new surgery on

nonhuman animals violates principle 3 of the 1947 Nuremberg Code.

[44, Rooney] The burden of proof that VAA has even one published

animal study rests on doctors performing VAAs. In 2008 the British

Medical Journal announced the translation of the 'Wu' study into

English.[43, Wu] Since VAA was a revolutionary new surgery, the

first VAAs should have been performed on nonhuman animals.

However, the 'Wu' study subjects were 300 human beings. There is

no evidence that 'suction' abortion (i.e. VAA) has any published animal

studies to validate VAA safety.[44, Rooney]

 


Autism and Mental Retardation are Credible Risks of Prior IAs


For there to be a credible Autism/IA risk, there must be at least

one (1) published study in a peer-reviewed medical journal reporting

that women with prior IAs have significantly higher risk of delivering

a newborn later diagnosed with Autism, compared to women with

zero prior IAs. There are three such studies [45, Burd; 46, Lyall, 47;

Wilkerson] & there are zero studies finding that women with prior IAs

have significantly lower risk of delivering a newborn later diagnosed

with Autism. In 1999 Professor Larry Burd et al. reported that women

with prior 'terminations of pregnancy' tripled their risk of delivering

babies later diagnosed with Autism compared to women with zero prior

IAs.[45, Burd] In 2001 Professor William Eaton et al. reported that

Danish women with prior IAs have 72% higher relative odds of

delivering a newborn later diagnosed with mental retardation versus

women with no prior IAs.[48, Eaton] In 2012 Harvard researchers led

by Kristen Lyall reported that nurses with IAs before a first delivery

boosted their relative odds of delivering a baby later diagnosed with

Autism by 26%.[Lyall, 46] The third significant Autism/IA study was

the 2002 Diana Wilkerson et al. paper.[47, Wilkerson] On page 1091

the authors stated, “Medications taken during pregnancy were

significantly more common in the autistic group (p <.05) as were more

serious forms of previous gynecologic surgery (i.e. prior abortions;

p <.05).”[47, Wilkerson] If, as of January 2013, it had been

demonstrated by very strong evidence by both animal and human studies

that Autism risk is not, in all probability, elevated by mothers' prior IAs,

then the Burden of Proof would still rest on those asserting that Autism/IA

risk is CREDIBLE. There never has been a systematic review finding

that prior induced abortions do not elevate Autism risk of newborn babies;

those who disagree are free to cite such systematic reviews published in

peer-reviewed medical journals. The Burden of Proof of no Autism/IA

risk rests on those supporting the safety of surgical abortions and 'chemical

abortifacients'. Since higher Autism risk from prior induced abortions is

definitely credible, women must be informed of the plausibility of higher

Autism risk for future newborn babies on consent forms.


Preterm birth is an autism risk factor.[3-9]. The category of medical study

providing the highest confidence, pro or con, about a purported risk factor

is a systematic review & meta-analysis.[49. Fletcher] Before February

2009 no Abortion- 'Preemie' Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses

[SRMAs] existed. In 2009 two Ab-'Preemie' SRMAs were published.[50,

Swingle, 51, Shah] Both SRMAs reported that prior IAs significantly raise

preterm birth risk and dose-response was verified (2 or more prior IAs

escalate preterm delivery risk). Most disturbing was the 'Swingle' finding

that prior IAs boost relative odds of very preterm birth (< 32 weeks'

gestation) by 64%. The 2008 'Himpens' SRMA reported that newborns

between 28.0 and 32.0 weeks' gestation have 55 times the CP (Cerebral

Palsy) risk compared to full-term (> 37.0 weeks' gestation) newborn

babies.[52, Himpens]


Hispanic-American women and Black-American women are not exempt

from the Ab-Preemie risk. In 1986 Dr. Michael Ross et al. reported PTB

(Preterm Birth) risk factors for Los Angeles, California women (84% of

their subjects were Hispanic-American women). Women with prior IAs

have 31% higher relative odds of a premature birth versus women with

zero prior IAs.[53, Ross] The 1987 'Lieberman' study (New England

Journal of Medicine) reported that Black-American women (Boston, Mass.)

with more than one prior IA have 1.91 times the odds of a preterm delivery

compared to Black-American women with zero prior IAs.[54, Lieberman]


Advanced parental age has been shown to elevate Autism risk of a newborn

baby.[10-16] In the 2001 'Henriet' study of French women those with 2 or

more prior IAs multiplied their risk of delivery at a maternal age over 34

years by 2.4 [55, Henriet] Paternal age is highly correlated with maternal

age, so 'Henriet' implies that multiple prior IAs boost parental age. High

maternal age has many adverse health side-effects, including breast cancer.

Harvard University researchers led by Dimitrios Trichopoulos found that

each one year delay of a First Full-Term Pregnancy (FFTP) raises relative

breast cancer risk by 3.5% [56, Trichopoulos]; thus:


FFTP delay 5 yrs. 10 yrs. 15 yrs. 20 yrs.

Relative Br Cancer risk boost 19% 41% 68% 99%


Maternal infection is surely a credible Autism risk factor.[17-23] For King

County (Washington state) subjects Krohn et al. reported that women with

an IA in the prior pregnancy had 4 times the odds of an intraamniotic infection

as women who carried to term in the prior pregnancy.[57, Krohn] Prior IAs

elevate infection risk.[58-60] The 2007 'Gupta' study reported an absolute

infection risk to women with prior IAs of 10%.[58,Gupta] There exists no

SRMAs finding that prior VAAs do not boost intraamniotic infection risk.

Thus, the burden of proof that prior VAAs do not elevate intraamniotic

infection risk remains on the shoulders of VAA performing surgeons. All

surgeries, except possibly laser surgeries, impart infection risk. 'Atladottir'

reported that women with viral infections in the first trimester, enough to

require a hospital stay, tripled their risk of an autistic offspring.[18,

Atladottir]. 'Rosen' reported that a neonate with a genitourinary infection

within the first 30 days after delivery had 1.4 times the odds (95% CI

1.1-1.7) of being later diagnosed with autism.[19, Rosen] I have copies of 7

IA consent forms (4 U.S., 2 Canadian, 1 Australian) with all listing [maternal]

infection risk.


The 2009 'Gardener' multi-meta-analysis of prenatal autism risk factors

identified vaginal bleeding as a significant autism risk factor.[24, Gardener]

Surgical abortions have higher risk of vaginal bleeding than term delivery.

[25, Voigt; 26, Hertz] The 2011 Coleman multi-meta-analysis reported that

prior IAs multiplied suicide risk by 4.11 (95% CI 1.82-9.31) and boosted

relative odds of any mental health problem by 81% (95% CI 1.57-2.09).

[61, Coleman]


If surgical induced abortions only presented one statistically significant risk

factor for elevated autism risk in a newborn baby, that would establish

surgical abortions as a plausible autism risk. Instead of just one risk vector,

surgical abortions present at least five (5) autism risk factors [3-26, 33-36]

and further study may identify more autistic risk factors of prior IAs.


Informed Medical Consent


Nowhere in the October 2009 Dr. Prakesh Shah Ab-'Preemie' SRMA did

the University of Toronto professor suggest or imply that surgical abortions

be ruled illegal or that abortion doctors should voluntarily stop providing

abortions. However, Dr. Prakesh Shah strongly advocated informed medical

consent in his 2009 study via the following passage [50, Shah]:

Implications for practice

This [preterm birth risk] information is important from public and health

practitioners' point of view. Estimates in the 1970s indicated that more than

a million abortions are performed in the U.S. per year. Of these, more than

75% of women wish or get pregnant again. These women should know the

risks associated with I-TOP [IAs] not only for their health but also for their

future reproductive potential. A properly obtained consent legally mandates

explanation of these risks to women and ensuring their understanding. Potential

areas for knowledge transfer include education of girls and women enrolled

at schools or colleges, during routine visits to family doctors or specialists

and finally when counselling women seeking abortion.”


Dr. Shah would not have made his plea for informed medical consent relative

to the Ab-'Preemie' risk, if such warnings were routinely being given.


Conclusive evidence required for Informed Medical Consent?


A critically important principle of medical ethics may be stated thus:

In the 'Court of Medicine' a 'defendant' new surgery or new drug is

presumed 'guilty' of a credible adverse risk until demonstrated 'innocent'

of that risk by very strong evidence provided by both animal and human

studies.”

There exist no published Ab-'Preemie' SRMAs finding that prior IAs do not

raise preterm birth risk. Thus, presumed 'guilt' of prior IAs boosting preterm

birth odds must remain. Clearly, in agreement with Dr. Prakesh Shah,

women considering surgical abortions must be warned of boosted risk of a

future preterm delivery and that prematurity elevates risk of a newborn baby

suffering neurological disorders such as Autism or Cerebral Palsy. In 1998

lawyer John Kindley cited legal precedents for patients to be warned of

credible adverse risks of medical treatments.[62, Kindley] (A merely credible

risk is well short of a 'conclusively' demonstrated risk). For example, the

Ninth Circuit Court stated, “We believe a risk must be disclosed even it is

but a potential risk rather than a conclusively determined risk. It may be that

these risks had not yet been documented or accepted as a fact in the medical

profession. Nonetheless, under the doctrine of informed consent, these risks

should have been disclosed. Medical knowledge should not be limited to

what is generally accepted by the profession...[62, Kindley]


Conclusion


The 'burden of proof' that vacuum aspiration abortion does not elevate preterm

birth odds lies upon doctors providing VAAs. The best evidence, systematic

reviews with meta-analyses, find that prior surgical abortions significantly

raise preterm birth risk with dose-response also apparent.[50, Swingle; 51,

Shah] Preterm babies face higher risk of neurological injury (Mental

Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy) and higher odds of blindness,

deafness, respiratory distress, gastrointestinal injury, serious infections, etc.

[3, Behrnam] The future yearly cost of Autism alone in the U.S.A. may well

exceed $145 billion. Since SRMAs have verified that prior surgical induced

abortions raise a woman's risk of a preterm newborn baby, the Ab-'Preemie'

risk is now settled science. Prior IAs also raise risk of maternal infection,

vaginal bleeding, maternal delivery after age 34 and maternal depression.

Thus, it is a very credible hypothesis that prior IAs raise Autism risk in a

future newborn baby.


Brent Rooney (MSc), Research Director: Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition

3456 Dunbar St. (Suite 146), Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2;

email: fullterm40@gmail.com


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             Justice For Kids Now Bulletin 28 October 2010
         Brent Rooney (MSc, http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com )
 

How “Tea Party” leaders can boomerang the racism charge
Brent Rooney ( MSc, fullterm40@gmail.com )
 

Tea Party” (T.P.) candidates are expected to win many races
in the Nov. 2010 U.S. election. Virtually none of the T.P. Leaders
are aware of huge 'skeletons in the closet' of their liberal opponents.
Two key 'skeletons':

1. The best evidence is that Hispanic women & Black-American
women with prior IAs (Induced Abortions) elevate their risk
of premature deliveries.

2. The most common abortion surgery, 'suction' (i.e. vacuum
aspiration) abortion, has ZERO published animal studies to
validate its safety. I.E. over 30 million U.S. 'suction'
abortions violated principle 3 of the 1947 Nuremberg Code.

Premature newborn babies have higher risk of 'MACE' (Mental
retardation, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy) disorders plus
blindness, deafness, respiratory distress, serious infections,
gastrointestinal injury, etc. “Tea Party” members are slandered
with the charge of racism. A 1986 study by Dr. Michael Ross
(UCLA) & colleagues, using Los Angeles, California women
as subjects reported that women with prior IAs have 31% higher
odds of a premature delivery as women with zero prior IAs.[1]

84% of the women subjects were Hispanic-American women.

Was this 1986 'Ross' study a fluke? A 2000 study of Brazilian

women reported 41% higher preterm birth odds for women with

prior IAs.[2]


The New England Journal of Medicine [NEJM] is a very

prestigious medical journal. A 1987 NEJM study by Harvard

University researchers reported that Black-American women in

the Boston, Massachusetts area with more than 1 prior induced

abortion have 90% higher odds (almost double the risk) of a

premature delivery compared to Black-American women with

zero prior IAs.[3]


Are young women 'Guinea Pigs” for 'suction' abortion, a

surgery never safety validated via published animal studies? In

2008 Brent Rooney (MSc), Dr. Byron Calhoun, Lisa Roche (J.D.)

revealed that, indeed, there are zero published animal 'suction'

abortion studies; http://www.jpands.org/vol13no4/rooney.pdf .

[4] The 'BURDEN of PROOF' that such animal studies exists

rests squarely on those performing 'suction' abortions. Do not

hold your breath waiting for such non-existent studies being

cited.


Are only minority women affected by the ab-preemie risk?

Answer: All young women, of all ethnic groups and races,

elevate their premature delivery risk via prior induced abortions.

[5,6] In 2009 it became settled science that prior induced

abortions raise a woman's risk for preterm deliveries.[5,6]

One of the TWO (2) systematic reviews was the Dr. Prakesh

Shah systematic review study in the prestigious BJOG

(British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology).[5]


Bottom Line: When Tea Party people are slandered with

the racism charge, their smart retort is:


We Tea Party members want a higher percentage of women

to have full-term healthy babies. Why do you liberals want

Hispanic-American women & Black-American women to have a

high percentage of premature and handicapped newborn babies?”

 

...............................................................................................................


Brent Rooney (MSc)

Research Director, Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition

3456 Dunbar St. (Suite 146)

Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2

web: http://www.jusitceforkids.webs.com

email: fullterm40@gmail.com


References


1 Ross MG, Hobel CJ, Bragenier JR, Bear MB, Bemis RL.
A simplified risk-scoring system for prematurity. Amer J
Perinatology 1986;3:339-344

2 Bettiol H, Rona RJ, Chin S, Goldani M, Barberi M. Risk Factors
Associated with preterm births in Southeast Brazil: a comparison
of two birth cohorts born 15 years apart. Paediatric Perinatal
Epidemiol 2000;14(1):30-38 [Study Population: Brazilian women ]

3 Lieberman E, Ryan KJ, Monson RR, Schoenbaum SC. Risk
Factors Accounting For Racial Differences in the rate of
premature birth. NEJM 1987;317:743-748.
 
 

4. Rooney B. Calhoun BC, Roche L. Does induced abortion

account for racial disparity in preterm births, and violate

the Nuremberg Code? J Am Phys Surg 2008;13:102-104.


5. Shah PS, Zao J. Induced termination of pregnancy and low

birthweight and preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-

analysis. BJOG 2009;116:1425-1442.

[URL: http://www.bjog.org/details/journalArticle/345727/Induced_termination_of_pregnancy_and_low_birthweight_and_preterm_birth_a_systema.html ]


6. Swingle HM, Colaizy TT, Zimmerman MB, Moriss FH.

Abortion and the risk of subsequent preterm birth: a systematic

review and meta-analysis. J Reprod Med 2009;54:95-108.


_______________________________________________________________________________________

 
 
    Justice For Kids Now Bulletin 20 September 2010
Brent Rooney (MSc, http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com )
 

If Abortion virtually ended would reproductive health
                                       improve or plunge?
Brent Rooney ( MSc, fullterm40@gmail.com )

Abortion advocates have often warned that women's

reproductive health would suffer, if abortion access was

restricted. This THEORY was put to the test in Poland,

where a new law sunk Poland's abortion rate per 1,000

births by 98% between 1989 and 1993. The results of

this 'experiment' are explained in this published September

2010 letter in the Journal of American Physicians and

Surgeons:


URL: http://www.jpands.org/vol15no3/correspondence.pdf ]


Abortion and Pre-term Delivery


In his 2008 article, [1] Brent Rooney asserts that

the high preterm birth rate suffered by African-American

women is, in large part, caused by the high abortion rate

of that race. Do other races or groups in the U.S. or other

countries also suffer the same effect?

Babette Francis

Toorak, Victoria, Australia


Author Reply: The first-ever systematic reviews and

meta-analyses (SRMAs) of the abortion-preterm-birth

(APB) risk appeared in 2009, with both finding significantly

higher premature birth (PTB) risk for women with prior

induced abortions (IAs).[2,3]


Prakesh Shah of the University of Toronto, [2] using

data from 37 prior APB studies, reported that [more than]

one prior IA nearly doubles PTB odds (OR 1.93; 95% CI,

1.28-2.71)). There are no SRMAs reporting that prior IAs

do not raise PTB risk. Some of the countries included in

the Shah meta-analysis are Australia, Scotland, France,

Italy, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Taiwan, Greece, U.S.,

Finland, Sweden and Russia.


Swingle et al. [3] reported that women with prior IAs

have 64% higher odds of very preterm birth (<32.0 weeks'

gestation) than women with no prior IAs.


Extremely preterm newborns (<28 weeks' gestation)

have an autism risk of 25% [4] and a cerebral palsy (CP) risk

of 14.6%.[5] Between 1989 and 1993, Poland's IA rate

per 1,000 births plunged by 98%.[1] Between 1995 and 1997,

Poland's rate of extremely preterm newborns decreased by

21%.[1] Between 1989 and 2006, Poland's mortality rate

for children under age 5 years with CP plummeted by 71%,

according to data I received by email from Poland's Central

Statistical Office on June 12, 2008. This trend suggests a

dramatic drop in the incidence of severe brain injury, a major

cause of both autism and CP, [4] in Polish newborns.


The total lifetime cost of autism for a U.S. resident,

including medical and nonmedical expenses and lost income,

is an estimated $3.2 million, according to Harvard researcher

Michael Ganz.[6] The approximately 39,000 cases of autism

presenting in the U.S. each year represent a future drain of

about $125 billion on the U.S. economy. Prior IA is likely the

cause of some of those cases of autism.


No ethnic group has been shown to be exempt from the

APB risk. Ross et al.[7] showed 31% higher odds of PTB in

women with previous IAs compared with women with no IAs.

In this study, performed at the University of California at Los

Angeles, 84% of the women were of 'Hispanic' ethnicity. We

challenged the congressional representative from this district,

Henry Waxman (D-CA), to find any systematic review

performed in this century that did not find an APB risk. So far

he has provided no citations.


Calhoun et al. [8] estimate that 31.5% of U.S. very preterm

deliveries in 2002 were attributable to prior IAs, and that 1,096

cases of CP in newborns under 1,500 grams were attributable to

prior IAs.


In August 2010 Ohio State University professor Dr. Jay D.

Iams wrote the following in the American Journal of Obstetrics

& Gynecology:[9]

  "Contrary to common belief, population-based studies....

   have found that elective pregnancy terminations in

   the first and second trimesters are associated with a

   very small but apparently real increase in the risk of

   subsequent spontaneous preterm birth (PTB).”

For this statement, he referenced Shah and Zao.[2]


Brent Rooney, M.Sc.

Vancouver, B.C., Canada


[ Letter URL: http://www.jpands.org/vol15no3/correspondence.pdf ]

 

1. Rooney B. Calhoun BC, Roche L. Does induced abortion

account for racial disparity in preterm births, and violate

the Nuremberg Code? J Am Phys Surg 2008;13:102-104.


2. Shah PS, Zao J. Induced termination of pregnancy and low

birthweight and preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-

analysis. BJOG 2009;116:1425-1442.

[URL: http://www.bjog.org/details/journalArticle/345727/Induced_termination_of_pregnancy_and_low_birthweight_and_preterm_birth_a_systema.html ]


3. Swingle HM, Colaizy TT, Zimmerman MB, Moriss FH.

Abortion and the risk of subsequent preterm birth: a systematic

review and meta-analysis. J Reprod Med 2009;54:95-108.

4 Limperopoulos C. Autism spectrum disorders in survivors

of extreme prematurity. Clin Perinatol 2009;36:791-805.


5. Himpens E, Van Den Broeck C, Oostra A, Claders P,

Vanhaesebrouck P. Prevalence, type, and distribution and

severity of cerebral palsy in relation to gestational age: a meta-

analytic review. Dev Med Child Neurol 2008;50:334-340.


6. Ganz ML. The lifetime distribution of the incremental

societal costs of autism. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007;161:343-349.


7. Ross MG, Hobel CJ, Bragonier JR, et al. A simplified risk-

scoring system for prematurity. Am J Perinatol 1986;4:339-344.


8 Calhoun BC, Shadigian E, Rooney B. Cost consequences of

induced abortion as an attributable risk for preterm birth and

informed consent. J Reprod Med 2007;52:929-939.


9 Jay D. Iams, MD; Vincenzo Berghells, MD. Care for women

with prior preterm birth. American Journal of Obstetrics &

Gynecology. August 2010;203(3):89100 [ Abstract URL:

http://www.ajog.org/article/S0002-9378%2810%2900209-7/abstract ]



 __________________________________________________________________________________
 
 


       Justice For Kids Now Bulletin 19 August 2010
Brent Rooney (MSc, http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com )
 
 

Open Letter to the Britain's Minister of Health (Simon Burns)

Brent Rooney ( MSc, http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com )

In the following letter (sent via registered mail) I alerted Britain's

Health Minister (Hon. Simon Burns) that the BEST EVIDENCE

that medical science can produce, namely SYSTEMATIC

REVIEWS, support higher risk of premature birth for women

with prior Induced Abortions:


Health Minister Simon Burns 18 August 2010        Page 1 of 3

House of Commons

London UK SW1A 0AA [Sent via Registered Mail]


Copies to:

Simon Caldwell (Daily Mail), Hon. PM David

Cameron, Hon. MP Jim Dobbin,

John Fund (Wall St. Journal), Dr. Philip Steer (BJOG),

Elaine Halton (Hon Sec. L.L.G.)


Open letter to Honourable Health Minster Simon Burns,


By siding with SETTLED SCIENCE you, Hon. Health

Minister Simon Burns, can reduce the number of British

women delivering preterm babies later diagnosed with

AUTISM, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, & many

other birth defects made more likely by preterm birth. First,

some context is necessary. The 2003 Brent Rooney (MSc)/

Dr. Byron Calhoun review (never challenged via letter)

revealed the overwhelming evidence that prior IAs

(Induced Abortions) raise a woman's risk of a future preterm

delivery; http://www.jpands.org/vol8no2/rooney.pdf . In

Fall 2003 a special Texas medical panel established by

the state government approved the

followed warning in a WRTK ( Women's Right To Know )

booklet offered to every woman visiting a Texas abortion

clinic (starting on 1 January 2004):

 

Some large studies have reported a doubling of the risk

of premature birth in later pregnancy if a woman has had

two induced abortions. The same studies report an 800

percent increase in the risk of extremely early premature

births (less than 28 weeks) for a woman who has

experienced four or more induced abortions. Very

premature babies, who have the highest risk of death,

also have the highest risk for lasting disabilities such

as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, lung and gastrointestinal

problems, and vision and hearing loss.”


[A copy of the Texas USA WRTK booklet is found on

page 17 of URL:

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wrtk/pdf/booklet.pdf ]


You will note that the WRTK warning paraphrases text in

the 2003 Rooney/Calhoun abstract.


As you and your medical experts well know, the strongest

medical evidence about a purported risk factor, pro or

con, is provided by a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW (SR).

[1] Prior to February 2009 there were ZERO published

APB ( Abortion-Premature-Birth ) risk SRs. The

February 2009 'Swingle' APB SR [2] and the October

2009 'Shah' APB SR [3, British Journal of Obstetrics

& Gynaecology (BJOG)] affirmed that women with

prior IAs had statistically significant raised risk of preterm

birth compared to women with zero prior induced abortions.

It is not news to you or us that the BJOG is a highly

regarded reproductive health medical journal. As of

October 2009 the ab-preemie risk is SETTLED SCIENCE.

If you or your staff can, before 1 November 2010, cite a

published SYSTEMATIC REVIEW to us that reported

that prior induced abortions are NOT a feasible risk factor

for premature birth, then please do so.


Women in Britain (Canada, Australia, USA, etc.) have a full

legal right to informed medical consent about feasible adverse

risks of medical treatments. Please inform us before November

Page 2 of 3

15, 2010 what measures you have put in place to inform all

British women seeking abortions about the significant

premature birth risk from prior surgical induced abortions.

So informed, British women can reduce their future premature

delivery odds and thus, reduce their risk of newborn babies with

MACE (Mental retardation, Autism, Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy)

disorders in addition to respiratory distress, blindness, deafness,

serious infections, and gastrointestinal injury.

 

Representing the Institute of Medicine Greg R. Alexander

(ScD), eminent scientist in the field of reproductive health,

identified 14 “Immutable Medical Risk Factors Associated with

Preterm Birth”, with the third listed risk factor being[4]:


Prior first trimester induced abortion”

[ URL: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11622&page=625 ]


You, Honourable Health Minister Simon Burns, are

cordially invited to be 'on side' with SETTLED SCIENCE

& thus, optimize women's chances of having full-term

healthy babies without serious birth defects. The addendum

below has a copy of the Abstract Results section from the

October 2009 'Shah' SYSTEMATIC REVIEW[3].


(I am a medical researcher with a special focus on premature

birth risk factors and Research Director of Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition.)


Cordially,

_____________________________ ( Brent Rooney (MSc) )

Research Director, Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition

3456 Dunbar St. (Suite 146) Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2

web: http://www.jpands.org/vol13no4/rooney.pdf

email: fullterm40@gmail.com


References


1 Fletcher RW, Fletcher SW. Clinical Epidemiology

The Essentials (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia,

p. 200, 2005)

2 Swingle HM, Colaizy TT, Zimmerman MB, Moriss FH.

Abortion and the risk of subsequent preterm birth: a

systematic review and meta-analysis. J Reprod Med

2009;54:95-108.

3.Shah PS, Zao J. Induced termination of pregnancy and

low birthweight and preterm birth: a systematic review

and meta-analysis. BJOG 2009;116:1425-1442.

[URL: http://www.bjog.org/details/journalArticle/345727/Induced_termination_of_pregnancy_and_low_birthweight_and_preterm_birth_a_systema.html ]

4. Behrman RS, Butler AS, Alexandar GR. Preterm Birth:

Causes, Consequences, and

Prevention. National Academy Press, Washington DC (2007)

[URL: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11622&page=625 ]


Addendum: Abstract Results section of the 2009

'Shah' SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Page 3 of 3


Main results Thirty-seven studies of low-moderate risk

of bias were included. A history of one I-TOP [Induced-

Termination Of Pregnancy] was associated with increased

unadjusted odds of LBW (OR 1.35, 95% CI 1.20-1.52) and

PT (OR 1.36, 95% CI 1.24-1.50), but not SGA (OR 0.87, 95%

CI 0.69-1.09). A history of more than one I-TOP was

associated with LBW (OR 1.72, 95% CI 1.45-2.04) and PT

(OR 1.93, 95% CI 1.28-2.71). Meta-analysis of adjusted risk

estimates confirmed these findings.” [Full 'Shah' abstract at URL: http://www.bjog.org/details/journalArticle/345727/Induced_termination_of_pregnancy_and_low_birthweight_and_preterm_birth_a_systema.html

_____________________________________________________________________]

[End of August 2010  Justice For Kids Now Bulletin]


 
              Justice For Kids Now Bulletin 15 July 2010
        Brent Rooney (MSc, http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com )

      Vision of the Coming Abortion END-GAME
                                         Brent Rooney

Kristy Bruce has CP (Cerebral Palsy), is wheelchair
bound and can not speak. Miss Bruce sued obstetrician
Dr. Alan Kaye for medical negligence in his obstetric
care of her mother that resulted in Kristy being born with
CP in 1989. Dr. Kaye presented evidence that the probable
cause of Bruce's CP was prior IAs (Induced Abortions)
performed on Bruce's mother (Sharon Chevelle). On 8
April 2004 judge Michael Grove found Dr. Alan Kaye
NOT guilty and pointed an accusing finger at the prior IAs
undergone by Kristy's mother; URL:
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/supreme_ct/2004/277.html .
If the 'Bruce v Kaye' case had been a U.S. one decided in
New York, California, Florida, or Texas, it would have
garnered big head lines. Because 'Bruce v Kaye' was an
Australian law suit (New South Whales), judge Grove's
decision made hardlya ripple in the U.S.

In the U.S. a successful CP law suit garners a damage
award averaging over $2 million. Cerebral Palsy is a
manifestation of BRAIN DAMAGE.

Coming Bankruptcy of the Abortion Industry

CP and Autism are 'million dollar' ailments and both are
common among extremely preterm (under 28 weeks' gestation)
newborn babies:

                                                  U.S. CP           U.S. Autism
                                                       Rate                   Rate
___________________________________________
Full-Term babies    ~ 1 / 1,000         ~ 11 / 1,000 [1]
Extremely
Preterm babies     146 / 1,000 [2]   ~ 250 / 1,000 [3]
___________________________________________________ ___

Do women with prior IAs have elevated premature delivery risk?
In October 2009 it became SETTLED SCIENCE that women
with prior IAs raise their risk of a 'preemie' delivery relative to
women with zero prior IAs ( URL:
http://justiceforkids.webs.com/ch13rephwaxman.htm ).
 
SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS (SRs) are the strongest form
of medical evidence and the October 2009 Dr. Prakesh
Shah SR established the APB (Abortion-Preterm-Birth)
risk as SETTLED SCIENCE [4]. In 2010 'preemie'
studies have started to cite the 'Shah' review to expose
the APB risk. Since the average lifetime TOTAL cost of
a U.S. Autism case is approximately $3.2 million [5], there
is a tremendous incentive to sue abortion doctors for
elevating a woman's risk of delivering a newborn later
diagnosed with Autism; no woman should launch as law
suit unless she has good reason to believe she can win such
a law suit AND she is willing to pay the financial AND
emotional costs involved. The FIRST APB SYSTEMATIC
REVIEW was the February 2009 Dr. Hanes Swingle et al.
study [6]. One key 'Swingle' result was that women with
prior IAs had 64% higher odds of a VERY preterm delivery
(under 32 weeks' gestation) as women with zero prior IAs.

Once an Autism/Abortion law suit (or a CP/Abortion
law suit) is won AND sustained at higher court levels, 'the
writing is on the wall'. Proclaiming what? Answer: the
coming bankruptcy of the abortion industry and IAs will
become UNINSURABLE!
............................................................................................

Brent Rooney (MSc)
Research Director, Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition
3456 Dunbar St. (Suite 146)
Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2
web: http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com
email: fullterm40@gmail.com

References

1. Michael D. Kogan, Stephen J. Blumberg, Laura A. Schieve,
Coleen A. Boyle, James M. Perrin, et al. Prevalence of Parent-
Reported Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among
Children in the US, 2007. Pediatrics October 2009;124(4):1-9

2. Himpens E, Van Den Broeck C, Oostra A, Claders P,

Vanhaesebrouck P. Prevalence, type, and distribution and

severity of cerebral palsy in relation to gestational age: a meta-

analytic review. Dev Med Child Neurol 2008;50:334-340.


3 Limperopoulos C. Autism spectrum disorders in survivors of

extreme prematurity. Clin Perinatol 2009;36:791-805.


4. Shah PS, Zao J. Induced termination of pregnancy and low

birthweight and preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-

analysis. BJOG 2009;116:1425-1442. [URL: http://www.bjog.org/details/journalArticle/345727/Induced_termination_of_pregnancy_and_low_birthweight_and_preterm_birth_a_systema.html ]


5. Michael L. Ganz . The lifetime distribution of the incremental

societal costs of autism. Archives Pediatric Adolescent Medicine

2007;161:343-349.


6. Swingle HM, Colaizy TT, Zimmerman MB, Moriss FH.

Abortion and the risk of subsequent preterm birth: a systematic

review and meta-analysis. J Reprod Med 2009;54:95-108.

.............................................................................................................................................................

 

     

Justice For Kids Now Bulletin 6 May 2010

Brent Rooney (MSc, http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com )


'Dance' that Propels the Autism Epidemic (Part I)


Why has the incidence of Autism dramatically escalated

from 1 per ten thousand newborns in the 1950s to 1 in 110

in 2009 ( according to the CDC )? Those who believe that

ONE (1) & only one risk factor (e.g. vaccines) explains the

Autism disaster should quickly exit this article. Nobel Prize

winner Albert Einstein advocated 'thought experiments' to

discover new truths, so let's follow his lead. Enter a 'time

machine', return to U.S.A. 1955, & at random select 1,000

young women between ages 20 and 25, all of whom intend

to get pregnant within twelve months. Consider a 'QUAD'

of risk factors that raise adverse pregnancy outcome odds:


Cigarette Smoking      Prior Induced Abortions

Sexual Promiscuity     Birth Control Use


It is reasonable to think that less than ~~ 12% of these 1,000

women from 1955 would have one or more of these 'QUAD'

maternal health threats; ( in the U.S. birth control pills were

NOT commercially available before 1963 ). Step into that

'time machine', zoom to 2005 and randomly select 1,000

young U.S. women between ages 20 and 25. Since roughly

50% of these young women will have taken 'the pill' and 15-

20% will be cigarette smokers, it is reasonable to believe

that over 70% of these 1,000 women will have one or more

risks from the 'QUAD' menu.


It has been known for hundreds of years that the healthier

a young woman, the better her odds for a healthy newborn

baby. This is NOT a 100% guarantee for a specific woman.

Those disputing that this health principle applies to Autism,

must shoulder the BURDEN of PROOF.


How the 'QUAD' imparts higher Autism risk


The 'QUAD' yields elevated Autism risk via:

 

1. The 'older rookie mom' effect

2. 'QUAD' → preemie risk → Autism risk


The older a woman is when she delivers a baby 'Joe' or baby

'Jill', the higher this infant's Autism risk. A massive 2009

study ( American Journal of Epidemiology ) by Dr. Judith

Grether & colleagues, using California data, reported that[1]:


Increase in Maternal Age

+5 years raises newborn's Autism relative odds by 17.6%

+10 years raises newborn's Autism relative odds by 38%

+15 years raises newborn's Autism relative odds by 62%

+20 years bumps newborn's Autism relative odds by 91%


Long term birth control pill use and IAs (Induced Abortions)

empower women to be 5, 10, or 20 years older at delivery

than without these 'treasures' of modern feminism. As a quick

aside, each one (1) year a woman delays her first full-term

pregnancy, raises her relative breast cancer risk by 3.5% (com-

pounded)[2]; a 5 year delay imparts a 19% higher BC risk & a

15 year delay yields 68% higher BC risk. Clearly, IAs and

'The Pill' helped propel the 'old rookie moms' trend. Women

(on average) giving birth at age 38 have 91% higher (almost

double) relative odds of delivering a newborn later diagnosed

with Autism as women delivering at age 18 years.


'Preemie Peril'


A 2008 study (New England Journal of Medicine) reported

that babies born between 28 & 30 weeks' gestation multiplied

their Autism risk by 7.3 & for those newborns under 28 weeks

gestation, their Autism risk is multiplied by 9.7 times that of

full-term (at least 37 weeks') newborns.


As of October 2009 it has been SETTLED SCIENCE that

women with prior induced abortions elevate their risk of a

premature delivery (under 37.0 weeks' gestation). 'Preemies'

have higher risk of 'MACE' ( Mental retardation, Autism,

Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy) disorders in addition to higher odds

of blindness, deafness, respiratory distress, serious infections,

gastrointestinal injury etc. than do full-term newborn babies.


Mothers: teach your young daughter(s) the right 'DANCE'

 

U.S. women have suffered over a 40% boost in premature

delivery risk over a 30 year period (1980-2010) & also about

a 40% raised breast cancer risk, because of a 'dance':


the Guinea Pig 'Polka' (GPP)

BCPs (Birth Control Pills) have never been proven to be safe

(from BREAST CANCER, very low birth weight newborns,

yeast infections, vitamin & mineral depletion etc.), so women

who take BCPs are GUNIEA PIGS. Surgical abortions have

never been proven safe ( from reproductive tract infections,

newborn risks of: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation,

Epilepsy, maternal risk of breast cancer, etc.), so women who

get abortions are GUINEA PIGS. Women or men who smoke

or 'sleep around' are consummate devotees of the Guinea Pig

'Polka'.


Smart moms want to give their daughters the best odds for

good reproductive health. Mothers must promote a smarter

'dance' for daughters than the GPP, namely:

 

the 'Common Sense Conga'


To state the obvious, the best way for moms to 'teach' the

'Common Sense Conga' to daughters is via mom's personal

example. Moms must not: smoke, booze, take hard drugs; and

only take a pharmaceutical drug when it is the best option

with no natural remedy being a cost-effective alternative. On

the positive side, moms should consume 6-8 servings daily of

(mostly organic) and TASTY fruits and vegetables; daughters

will NOT eat 'yucky' food that is 'good for them'. Mom does

daily exercise that is either enjoyable or at least tolerable, but

never routines that she hates. The house is supplied with pure

drinking water (NOT the unfiltered 'stuff' that comes out of

the kitchen faucet ). And if mom get 'miles of smiles' from

all this 'Joy of Health', that should motivate the daughter to do

a 'copy cat'.


The so-called 'public schools' will NOT warn young women

that 'The Pill' and abortion are health disasters, so it must be

mom and dad who educate their children about the quack

nature of birth control pills and abortion.


To be continued ( Part II ) in Justice For Kids Now Bulletin,

June 2010 issue.


Other websites of interest:

http://deveber.org/text/whaa-chapters.html

[ Women's Health after Abortion: online copy of the book]

http://www.bcpinstitute.org [Abortion-Breast-Cancer [ABC] information]

http://www.conservapedia.com/Abortion [Major Abortion Risks (Andrew Schlafly)]

http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com [Karen Malec's ABC website]

http://www.abortionrisks.org [Key Abortion Risks]

...................................................................................


Brent Rooney (MSc)

Research Director, Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition

3456 Dunbar St. (Suite 146)

Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2

web: http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com

http://www.jpands.org/vol13no4/rooney.pdf

email: fullterm40@gamil.com


References


1 Judith Grether et al. Risk of autism and Increased Maternal

and Paternal Age in a Large North American Population.

American Journal of Epidemiology 2009;107:1118-1126

[ Abstract URL:

http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/170/9/1118 ]


2 Dimitrios Trichopoulos et al. Age at first birth and breast

cancer risk. International Journal of Cancer 1983;31:701-704

[ URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6862681 ]


3 Dag Moster et al. - Long term Medical and Social Consequences

of Preterm Birth. New England Journal of Medicine

2008;359:262-273 [ Full Article URL:

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/359/3/262.pdf ]


4 Kim Innes, Tim Byers, Maria Schymura. Birth Characteristics

and Subsequent Risk for Breast Cancer in Very Young Women.

American Journal of Epidemiology 2000;152:1121-1128

 
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Justice For Kids Now Bulletin 20 June 2010
Brent Rooney (MSc, http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com )

'Dance' that Propels the Autism Epidemic (Part II)
Brent Rooney

In Part I 'your friendly neighborhood author' (Brent
Rooney) make the case that over the last 55 years
young U.S. women have undermined their health via
the 'guinea pig' choices of oral contraceptives, promiscuity,
cigarette smoking, induced abortion, ETC. ETC. This
'dance' is: the 'Guinea Pig Polka. By undermining their
health these young women boosted their odds of adverse
birth outcomes such as 'MACE' (Mental retardation,
Autism, Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy) disorders, blindness,
deafness, serious infections, & respiratory distress in
newborn babies. In the U.S. the current odds that a
newborn baby will later be diagnosed as having autism
are 'only' about 1 in 100 (i.e. 1%). However, if newborn
'Nick' or 'Nora' is diagnosed with Autism, his/her estimated
lifetime cost (medical + non-medical + lost income) is $3.2
million according to Harvard's Michael Ganz.[1]
.
How young moms can protect the FUTURE reproductive
health of 'Mark'' & 'Mimi':

It would take a thick booklet to well explore IN DETAIL
how young moms can guide their young children to optimize
their future odds of having full-term healthy newborn babies
(for short, call that target: Birth Smart Babies (BSBs). This
bulletin will provide 'the big picture' on how to optimize odds
that grandchildren (call them 'Nora' & 'Nick') will be
BIRTH SMART BABIES:

The main messages you want to convey to your children (under 19
years) about being vigorously healthy with sick days being very rare:

Message #1: 'Pillars of Health':

      The main pillars to a life full of 'The Joy of Health'
      is a healthy diet, regular exercise, rest, clean water,
      clean environment, an upbeat attitude & building 
      knowledge about building health.
.
Message #2: Decline the role of 'Guinea pig':

      You & your children's health foundation is sabotaged by
      'Guinea Pig' 'risky schemes', including:
 
           junk food
           vaccines [there are smart natural alternatives [2]]
           unproven medical treatments (e.g.s. ear tubes (Myringotomy)
                to help ear infections, induced abortion, 'tommy tucks')
           'Silver' amalgam dental fillings (which are ~~~50% MERCURY)
           promiscuous but 'safe sex' (via a little piece of rubber)
           tattoos & body piercing
           cigarettes (“you've come a long way [to cancer], baby”)
           'street' drugs
           legal drugs for which there is no clear evidence that
              likely benefits outweigh potential harms (it is absolutely
              true that in some/many emergencies a well chosen drug
             will be the best option for the patient)
          ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES (i.e. cancer pills; instead use
             FAM (Fertility Awareness Method), a safe+effective+cheap
             alternative to achieve fertility control; FAM is NOT the
         old 'rhythm method' [3])
         VERY LOUD Music
         Excessive use of antibiotics
         Waiting until after age 34 to have a first delivery (between
             ages 20 & 25 is much better (on average) for a first delivery)
         Pregnancy in a single woman
         Unfiltered tap WATER

Message #3: Be a 'Sherlock Homes Jr.”:

          As teen boys & girls approach adulthood they need the ability
          to check out medical treatments that may be recommended to
          them by doctors. The 'internet age' makes this much easier,
          IF one knows how to 'cherry pick' for valid helpful advice.
          Mom and dad will show them how they can do this, including
          which websites mom and dad find most trustworthy. Such
         searching will not likely make you or them anywhere near as
         expert about a proposed drug/surgery as a doctor, but it should
         allow you and them to ask doctors smart questions (such as
         what serious side-effects are the most frequent?, what alternatives
         are there?, and “if you, Dr. Smith, or a member of your family
         were in my situation, what course of action would you think
         is best?”).

......................................................................................................................................

But 'How to Deliver these Key Health Messages'?

1. Believe it or not', this is the easy part (with one exception). You, Mom (& Dad),
    will not spend many hours preparing health lectures to give before breakfast.
    Most of the learning by 'Mark' & 'Mimi' will result from: WATCHING mom's and
    dad's HEALTHY HABITS.  If mom and dad are avid bicyclers, that may well       
    encourage 'Nick' & 'Nora' to do a 'copy cat'. If the kids enjoy an active sport like
    soccer, encourage them to pursue soccer; soccer imparts better fitness than a
    'stand around sport' like baseball. The best 'ad' for healthy habits will be mom
    & dad engaging in them, enjoying their lives, & actually being and acting with
    healthy vigour.

2. You & hubby eat 6-9 servings of TASTY fruits and veggies daily; working
    on the 'tasty'part is important, since Mr. Common Sense opines that kids
    disdain 'yucky' 'good for you'food. Dr. Rona's book Return to the Joy of
    Health has an excellent recipe section byJeanne Marie Martin [5].

3. Being married is good for health (as a general rule) and being HAPPILY
    married is VERY good for health. How you maintain a happy and faithful
    marriage is between you, hubby,& perhaps.'Dr. Laura' (Dr. Laura
    Schlesinger) [4]; [Dr. Schlessinger is a master of commonsense; however,
    on occasion callers to her radio program will ask a question about physical
       health, a field in which Dr. L.S. is definitely NOT an expert.] If you & hubby
    are happily married, 'Mark' & 'Mimi' will be more likely to get married.

4. Now comes the HARD PART (for many families). HOME SCHOOLING
    your children from age ~~~4-5 all the way up to college level. Yes, it has
    come to my 'inattention' that whereas in the 1950s 'stay at home moms
    [SAHMs]' were common and it was very often affordable; 'economic burdens'
    placed on families in the 21st century make SAHMing more difficult.
    So-called 'public' schools in the U.S. on average do a poor job educating
    the minds and morals of young people. Can the average 'public' high
      school new graduate compose a logical and persuasive one page letter or
    memo.  Answer: “No way, Jose.” Short of breaking the law, do whatever
    it takes to home-school your children all the way up to college entry. No
    only can you provide 'Mark' & 'Mimi' with a better education than 'public'
    schools can, but you can much better assure that their lunch and snacks
    are health boosting. Your home schooling can also provide them with
      objective & helpful reproductive health information.

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Does this Birth Smart Baby 'formula' work in the Real World?

Some readers of my 'Birth Smart Baby' 'formula' will disagree with aspects of
it (e.g.s. avoiding vaccines & 'silver' dental fillings, very rare use of legal drugs),
but the formula embodies Common Sense with a capital C. Consider the country
of Poland.In 1989 Poland enforced a new law that severely restricted induced
abortion access, so that by 1993 the number of IAs (Induced Abortions) per
1,000 live births plunged by 98% from the 1989 level. Between 1990 and 2006
the death rate of children under age 5 with Cerebral Palsy dropped by
approximately 71% (according to data from the Central Statistical Office)..
This implies that the number of children with severe CP  also plummeted by
about 71%, since the more severe a child's CP case the higher the death risk.
Prior abortions boost women's risk of premature newborn babies, which
is a known Cerebral Palsy risk factor.  Thus, the restriction of abortion
access was a major reason for Poland's decline in severe CP cases in children;
URL: http://www.jpands.org/vol13no4/rooney.pdf .

Bottom Line

It has been known for centuries that the healthier a young woman is, the better her
odds of delivering a healthy newborn baby. How often do you think this concept is
'hammered home' in medical journal articles in the field of reproductive health?
Brent Rooney has read well over 1,000 articles in the reproductive health field and
can only remember ONE (1) study that explicitly stated this truth. A higher rate
of healthy newborn babies (Birth Smart Babies) requires a return to 'reproductive
common sense'.

..................................................................................................................................................

Brent Rooney (MSc)
Research Director, Reduce Preterm Risk Coalition
3456 Dunbar St. (Suite 146)
Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2
web: http://www.justiceforkids.webs.com
http://www.jpands.org/vol13no4/rooney.pdf
email: fullterm40@gamil.com

References

1 Michael L. Ganz . The lifetime distribution of the incremental societal costs of autism.

Archives Pediatric Adolescent Medicine 2007;161:343-349.


2 [Booklet:] Zoltan Rona. Natural Alternatives to Vaccination (ALIVE, Burnaby,

Canada, 2000) [can be ordered via Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.ca/Natural-Alternatives-Vaccination-Zoltan-Rona/dp/1553120094


3 Toni Welscher. [Book:] Taking Charge Of Your Fertility. Perennial (New York, New

York, 2000)


4 Dr. Laura Schlessinger. 10 Stupid Thing Couples Do To Mess Up Their

Relationships. HarperCollins Publishers (New York, 2001)


5 Dr. Zoltan Rona, Jeanne Marie Martin. Return to the Joy of Health .

Alive publishing (Burnaby, Canada, 1995)


Some resources that should prove helpful:


Vaccines

6 http://www.thinktwice.com


The best health magazine: ALIVE

7 http://www.alive.com


Dr. Bob Martin (a wise health counsel)

8 http://www.doctorbobmartin.com


The Envita Clinic (Scottsdale, Arizona)

9 http://www.envita.com


The best medical journal (Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons)

10 http://www.jpands.org


Vitamin D3 (Vitamin D3 is essential to good health, including reproductive health)

11 http://www.jpands.org/vol14no2/kauffman.pdf

http://www.vitamindcounsel.com


Preterm birth risk of prior induced abortion

12 http://www.jpands.org/vol8no2/rooney.pdf

 

Side-effects of abortion

13 http://deveber.org/text/whaa-chapters.html


Preconception Planning
14 Heidi Murkoff. What To Expect BEFORE YOU'RE EXPECING
The Complete Preconception Plan (Workman Publishing, New York, 2009)
 
 
 
 
 
Appendix 7B: 2009 Sworn affidavit
 
Justice For Kids Now April 2009 Affidavit (Sworn on 28 April 2009 in Vancouver, Canada)
27 April 2009                                                                                                                  P. 1 of 13

[This is an electronic copy of an April 2009 affidavit sworn by Brent Rooney in Vancovuer, Canada;

this copy does not have the 3 attachments of the hard copy. For a hard copy of the affidavit, send

an email request to fullterm40@gmail.com]

 

2009 Affidavit: 100% of “Suction” Abortions Violate the 1947 Nuremberg Code
and Increase Women's Risk of Subsequent Premature Births

I, _________________________ (Brent Rooney (MSc)), affirm to the
best of my knowledge, that all of the following statements by me are true:

1. My name is Brent Rooney; my mailing address is:
    3456 Dunbar St. (#146) Vancouver, Canada V6S 2C2
    The following are email accounts owned by Brent Rooney:
     fullterm40@gmail.com stopcancer@yahoo.com whatsup@vcn.bc.ca

2. Brent Rooney is the lead author of a May 2003 study published in the
   Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons that was critical to the
   U.S. state of Texas warning Texas women that prior IAs (Induced
   Abortions) raise their risk of later preterm newborns (gestation under
   37 weeks) with serious handicaps such as Cerebral Palsy;
   URL: http://www.jpands.org/vol8no2/rooney.pdf ; Texas warnings:
   URL: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/wrtk/pdf/booklet.pdf (page 17).

   My co-author was Dr. Byron Calhoun (Obstetrics & Gynecology pro-
   fessor at West Virginia University). The May 2003 Rooney/Calhoun
   study has never in 71 months been challenged via a 'letter to the editor'
   ( email: editor@jpands.org ); there is NO TIME LIMIT to a challenge.
   Brent Rooney (MSc) and Dr. Byron Calhoun provided overwhelming
   evidence via an extensive review of the APB (Abortion Preterm Birth)
   literature that prior induced abortions (IAs) raise preterm birth risk.

3. My publishing credits in the premature birth field are listed in point 32.



4. Premature newborns have raised risk of CP (Cerebral Palsy), mental
    retardation, autism, epilepsy, respiratory distress, blindness, deafness,
    serious infections, & gastrointestinal injury, compared to full-term new-
    borns. [Behrman, 1] Example: the 2008 Dr. Eveline Himpens et al.
    meta-analysis reported that newborns between 28 and 31 weeks' ges-
    tation have 55 times the CP risk as full-term newborns.[Himpens, 2]

5. The U.S. has a very high preterm birth rate relative to other developed
    countries. In 2006 12.8% of U.S. newborns (over 500,000) were born
    prematurely.[Martin, 3]

6. About 2.04% of U.S. babies in 2006 were born very prematurely (under
    thirty-two weeks' gestation).[Martin, 3] Some may believe that 2.04% is
    a small per cent & should be ignored. A majority of 'preemie' deaths are
    inflicted on very preterm newborns, even though very preterm newborns           P. 2 of 13
    only comprise about 15% of the total yearly U.S. 'preemie' population.

7. Newborns with a birth weight under 1,500 grams (3 pounds 5 ounces)
    are termed Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) and a majority of VLBW
    newborns are born very prematurely (under 32.0 weeks' gestation).

8. A statistically significant study is one in which the researchers are at
    least 95% confident of increased risk or are at least 95% confident of
    lowered risk. Generally, statistically significant studies fetch much more
    respect and concern by medical professionals than studies that are not
    statistically significant.

9. As of 27 April 2009 Brent Rooney is aware of eighteen (18) statistically
    significant studies of AVP ( Abortion and Very Preterm birth) risk or
    AVLBW (Abortion and Very Low Birth Weight) risk. All 18 significant
    studies report that prior abortions elevate risk.[A1-A18] If it was true (it
    is NOT) that IAs have no effect on preterm (or VLBW) risk, then about
    half of the eighteen studies should have found lower, not higher, risk of
    very preterm birth or birth weight under 1,500 grams. Not one of the 18
    significant studies reported lower risk. There is one chance in 262,144
    that all eighteen (18) studies would find higher risk, if prior surgical
    induced abortions did not actually increase very preterm (or VLBW) risk;
    ( ( 1 / 2 ) raised to the power of 18 = 1 / 262144).

10. Value of Competent Review Articles – There are over 130 published
       studies of IA & subsequent risk of preterm birth and/or low birth weight.
       No more than 20 or 25 professional researchers have a good knowledge
       of more than forty or fifty APB studies or ALBW (Abortion-Low-Birth-
       Weight) studies. Thus, competent REVIEW studies that survey existing
       literature in this field can enlighten the medical profession whether a
       purported risk is actually a risk or not. There is also a class of study
       termed a 'meta-analysis' (or 'study of studies'). A 'meta-analysis' uses
       data from prior studies (from as low as 2 to as many as well over 50) &
       computes risk numbers from this combined data. ( Low Birth Weight
         (LBW) is a birth weight under 2,500 grams (5 pounds 8 ounces)).

11. In the 21st century there have been four (4) extensive APB reviews and
      one APB meta-analysis. An extensive APB review will review at least
      twenty-four prior APB ( Abortion Preterm Birth ) or ALBW (Abortion
      Low Birth Weight) studies. ALL four (4) 21st century APB extensive
      reviews affirm higher preterm birth risk for women with prior induced
      abortions compared to women who had zero prior induced abortions.
      [Thorp, 4; Rooney/Calhoun, 5; Swingle, 6; van Oppenraaij, 18]

12. The February 2009 Dr. Hanes Swingle et al APB meta-analysis was pub-     P. 3 of 13
       lished in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine.[Swingle, 6] 'Swingle'
       reported the statistically significant result that women with prior IAs
       have 64% higher relative odds of a very preterm delivery (under 32
       weeks' gestation ) than women with zero prior IAs. ( A copy of the
       abstract portion of the Swingle meta-analysis is in Attachment A to this
       April 2009 affidavit.). Swingle also performed an extensive APB review.

13. Lancet is one of the most respected medical journals. Lancet has often
      published articles and news items that defended the purported 'safety'
      of induced abortions in past years.

14. On 12 January 2008 Lancet published the 2nd in a serious of three (3)
       articles about preterm birth with authors of Dr. Jay Iams, Dr. Robert
       Romero, Dr. Robert L. Goldenberg, and Jennifer F. Culhane ( PhD ).
       Dr. Iams, Dr. Romero, and Dr. Goldenberg are very highly regarded
       preterm birth expert.[Iams, 7]

15. On page 165 ( column 1, paragraph 3) of the 12 January 2008 'Iams'
       Lancet article appears the sentence: “For example, greater public and
       and professional awareness of evidence of repeated uterine instrumen-
       tation—eg. uterine curettage or endometrial biopsy—is associated
       with an increased risk of subsequent preterm birth might, over time,
       influence decision-making about these procedures. [2, 9-12]” Some or
       many people reading the 'Iams' Lancet sentence will not realize that
       'Iams' et al. have identified surgical abortions as boosting the risk of
       subsequent premature births.[Iams, 7]. Continued in point 16 below:

16. Two of the 'Iams' citation numbers for the quoted sentence in 'point'
       15 directly above are references “9” and “10”. The 'Iams' reference
         “9” is the 2004 'Ancel' study in Human Reproduction (2004, volume
      19, pages 734-740) & his reference “10” is the 2005 'Moreau' study
       in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG, 2005,
       volume 112, pages 430-437). The 2004 'Ancel' study reported that
       women with one prior IA had 34% higher relative odds of a very pre-
       term delivery ( defined as under 33.0 weeks' gestation ) compared to
       women with zero prior IAs; the relative odds became 82% higher for
       women with more than one prior induced abortion.[Ancel, 9] The 2005
       'Moreau' study of French women reported 50% higher relative odds of
       a very premature delivery ( < 33 weeks ) for women with prior IAs
       compared to women with zero prior induced abortions.[Moreau, 10]
       Statistical significance was achieved by both the 2004 'Ancel' study &
       the 2005 'Moreau' study. Thus, there is zero doubt that Ohio State
       Professor Dr. Jam Iams (and co-authors Dr. Robert Romero, Dr. Robert
       L. Goldenberg, and Jennifer L. Culhane (PhD)) in the page 165 quote
       ( see 'point' 15 ) have identified surgical abortions as raising preterm P. 4 of 13
       birth risk in subsequent pregnancies.

17. The [U.S.] National Academy of Sciences ( NAS ) is a very prestigious
       scientific organization and the Institute of Medicine is a unit of the NAS.



18. In the1st & 2nd editions (2006 & 2007) of a massive textbook about pre-
      term birth risk factors the Institute of Medicine listed 14 “Immutable
      Medical Risk Factors Associated with Preterm Birth”; the 3rd of 14 risks
      is: “Prior first trimester induced abortion”.[Behrman, 1] Those
      'preemie' risks appear on page 625 of the 2007 edition of the IoM book:
        “Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention”:
        http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11622&page=625 . The
      author of the list of 14 'preemie' risks is Greg Roy Alexander (ScD) who
      was an eminent reproductive health scientist. Greg Alexander (ScD) died
      in February 2007. The 14 preterm risks factors are listed in Attachment B.

19. Major Scientific Concept: It is an iron clad convention of all Scientific
       efforts that the BURDEN of PROOF lies upon those making a claim,
      NOT upon those disputing a claim.

20. The producers of a new pharmaceutical drug have the BoP (BURDEN
       of PROOF) squarely on their shoulders to demonstrate that a new drug
       when taken in the recommended dose is safe; BoP must NOT be placed
       on skeptics to demonstrate that the drug is unsafe when taken in the dose
       recommended by the pharmaceutical firm. The BURDEN of PROOF
       does shift to 'safety skeptics' after & only after all THREE (3) hurdles
       have been cleared (animal safety validation, small human trial safety
       validation, general use safety validation (which can take decades):

       a. A new pharmaceutical drug must first be safety validated via animal
           testing (nonhuman PRIMATE testing has the most relevance to humans
           ). If a new drug fails to be safety validated on animals, testing MUST
          NOT proceed to HUMAN testing, since this would violate the 3rd
          principle of the 1947 Nuremberg Code.[Rooney, 11; Nuremberg, 12]

     b. Small human trials of the pharmaceutical drug to validate safety. If the
         new drug is not safety validated in small human trials, the drug MUST
         NOT be approved for use by the general population.

     c. In general commercial use the new pharmaceutical drug must be dem-
         onstrated to be safe; it may take decades to show all serious side effects
         (e.g. increased risk of cancer). If the pharmaceutical drug is shown to
         yield more serious harms than important benefits, it should be removed
         from the market place.
                                                                                                                                        P. 5 of 13
21. Just as pharmaceutical drug makers have the BoP upon them, inventors
       of NEW surgical procedures have the BURDEN of PROOF upon them to
       demonstrate safety. The exact same THREE (3) safety 'hurdles' must be
       cleared (animal safety validation, small human trial safety validation, and
       general use safety validation) for a new surgery to be considered safe:

       a. New surgeries must 1st be safety validated on animals. If a new surgery
           fails to be safety validated on animals, testing must NOT proceed to
           human testing (this would violate principle 3 of the Nuremberg Code)
           .[Rooney, 11] “Suction” abortion has never been safety validated via
           animal studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals.[Rooney,
           11] Doctors who perform “suction” abortions ( the most common
           induced abortion procedure) have the BURDEN of PROOF to cite
           published animal vacuum aspiration (aka “suction”) abortion studies.
           Since “suction” abortion has never been safety validated via published
           animal studies, testing should NOT have proceeded to the next of three
           'safety hurdles', small human trials; as shown in 'point' 23, there was an
           initial human trial of “suction” abortion in Communist China prior
           to 1959 but there was no indication at all in the 1958 Wu/Wu study that
           prior animal “suction” abortions studies had been published in peer-
           reviewed medical journals.[Wu, 14]

       b. Small human trials of the new surgery to validate safety. If the new
           surgery is not safety validated in small human trials, the surgery must
           NOT be performed on people in the general population. A small human
           trial before 1959 was performed in China.[Wu, 14] The 1958 published
           paper (Chinese Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) considered only
           very short term (a few weeks) side-effects of “suction” abortion. The
           1958 CJOG study failed to examine long term possible adverse medical
           outcomes, such as:

              Premature birth risk in the next pregnancy, Suicide risk, Breast Cancer
              risk, Substance Abuse risk, Infertility risk, Cerebral Palsy risk.

          Thus, in addition to failing the animal safety testing (no such testing
          done), the second 'safety hurdle' was not cleared. All three (3) 'safety
          hurdles' must be cleared for a new surgery to be considered safe.

          Despite two 'must have' hurdles not having been 'cleared', “suction”
          abortion was applied to women in the general U.S. Population (in cases
          where abortion was allowed) circa 1968; by 1972 a majority of U.S.
          surgical abortions were “suction” abortions.

      c. In general commercial use the new surgery must be demonstrated to be
          safe; it may take decades to reveal all serious side effects. “Suction”         P. 6 of 13
          abortion should have never reached this stage, since 'safety hurdle one'
          (animal safety validation) was not even attempted; 'safety hurdle two'
          (small human trial safety validation) was NOT cleared, since very
          serious potential side-effects were excluded from the testing.[Wu, 14]


     In the 21st century 4 extensive reviews [4,5,6,18] and the ONLY meta-
     analysis of the APB (Abortion Preterm Birth) risk [Swingle, 6] strongly
     supports higher very preterm birth risk for women with prior induced
     abortions. In sum, three 'safety hurdles' were ALL absolute musts to be
     cleared and ZERO of the 3 standard safety hurdles have been cleared by
      “suction” abortion as of 27 April 2009.




22. Nuremberg Code – The 1947 Nuremberg Code is considered the standard
       for principles governing ethical human medical experimentation. The
       1947 Nuremberg Code consists of ten principles, the third principle being:

          “3. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of
             animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the
             disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will
             justify the performance of the experiment.”[Nuremberg Code, 12]
 

23. In 2008 the British Medical Journal reminded its readers of the Chinese
      origins of “suction” abortion.[Coombes, 13] “Suction” (vacuum aspiration
      ) abortion was first described in the Chinese Journal of Obstetrics and
      Gynaecology in 1958; in 2008 the BMJ announced that the 1958 article
      had been translated into English.[Wu, 14] Brent Rooney has read that
      English translation of the 1958 CJOG article. “Suction” abortion was a
      revolutionary new induced abortion technique in 1958 and the first test
      subjects, to avoid violating the medical ethics standard of the 1947 Nurem-
      berg Code, should have been animals, not human beings. All 300 subjects
      described in the translated 1958 CJOG study were women (presumably, all
      Chinese women). The translated CJOG study referred to no animal studies.
      In fact, the article strangely has no reference section or any references,
      something that Brent Rooney has never seen before in a published medical
      study.[Wu, 14] The closest that the 2 authors (Wu & Wu) came to having
      a reference was their opening sentence:

       “More than 100 years after Recaimer first invented curettage in 1844,
       it remains used by all gynaecologists for a variety of reasons.”[Wu, 14]

      Translated title of the 1958 CJOG study by Yuantai Wu & Xianzhen Wu:

       “A report of 300 cases using vacuum aspiration for the termination of pregnancy”

      That these 300 cases involved human beings, not animals, is confirmed
       by a quote from the Wu/Wu CJOG 1958 article:                                              P. 7 of 13


       “Authors' note
      Most of the 300 procedures were performed at the central hospital of Ti Lan
      Qian district (about 200 cases). The remainder were performed at other public
      hospitals, and a few were performed at Nan Yang Hospital.”[Wu, 14]





24. In Britain the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has
      never taken a strong stand that prior surgical abortions (e.g.s. “suction”, D & E)
      raise a woman's risk of a premature delivery in a later pregnancy. The RCOG
      publishes the medical journal BCOG (British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynae-
      cology).

25. In Britain (and in other countries) medical professionals may use the acronym
      TOPs (Termination Of Pregnancies) to refer to induced abortions.




26. In 2006 Dr. Philip Steer ( RCOG member ) was the Editor-in-Chief of BJOG
      (British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology). Dr. Philip Steer sent an email
      to whatsup@vcn.bc.ca (one of my accounts) and that email was date and time
      stamped as: January 16, 2006 (10:15 am). Dr. Philip Steer's email address is:
      <p.steer@imperial.ac.uk> ; Professor Dr. Philip Steer teaches at the Imperial
      College London. Dr. Steer's email was a result of a complaint email I sent to the
      BJOG about a peer-review of an article (by Dr. Byron Calhoun, Dr. Elizabeth
      Shadigian, and Brent Rooney (MSc)) submitted for publication but rejected by
      the BJOG in early 2006.




27. Dr. Steer's email mentioned in point 26 above contained this sentence :

        “I still feel it was fatally unbalanced because, contrary to what the author
       below says, they were not trying to establish the link between TOP and
       preterm labour (which none of us dispute, the evidence is already over-
       whelming) but to quantity the costs of the resulting preterm labour (and 
       we didn't even agree with how they did that) without quantifying the
       the costs of not doing the TOPs or preventing their necessity.”

       In the quoted Dr. Philip Steer sentence directly above is the phrase, “the
       evidence is already overwhelming”, which in context means that the Editor-in-
       Chief of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has conceded that
       the evidence that prior induced abortions boost subsequent risk of preterm
       labour [British spelling of labor] is overwhelming.

28 Some who read this April 2009 Brent Rooney affidavit may believe that the 16
     January 2006 (10:15 am) quote attributed to Dr. Philip Steer, BJOG Editor-in-
     Chief, is bogus. Those doubting the quote validity in point 27 are free to request
     that Dr. Philip Steer swear an affidavit that he did not send an email to email P. 8 of 13
     account whatsup@vcn.bc.ca on 16 January 2009 containing the point 27 quote.
     Dr. Philip Steer's email address is: <p.steer@imperial.ac.uk>

29. There are two published studies that have reported that women who deliver a
       a newborn under 32.0 weeks' gestation double their own risk of breast cancer.
       [Melbye, 15; Innes, 16] The Burden of Proof that surgical abortions do not
       elevate women's breast cancer risk rests upon those doing surgical abortions.
       Doctors performing surgical abortions can not even cite published animal
       studies showing that female nonhuman primates with prior surgical abortions
       (e.g. “suction” abortion) do not have higher mammary tumor risk than non-
       human primates with zero prior surgical abortions.

30. In 1980 Drs. Jose and Irma Russo published their results about the mammary
      cancer risk to rats who had induced abortions performed on them.[Russo, 17]
      Female rats who had induced abortions (via surgical removal of their wombs
      with the gestating rat pups inside their wombs) were later fed DMBA, a cancer
      inducing chemical, laced food after their induced abortions. Likewise, female
      rats who had delivered newborns were fed DMBA laced food. The mammary
      cancer rate in the female rats with induced abortions was fourteen times the
      mammary cancer rate in female rats who delivered newborn rats.[Russo, 17]




31. The Institute of Medicine preterm birth textbook (2006 edition & 2007 edition)
       clearly states that nonhuman primates [which includes monkeys, marmosets,
       chimpanzees, apes, etc.] are the animal class for medical experiments most
       relevant to human reproductive health [Behrman, 1 (p. 192)]:

        ”Recent research with nonhuman primates suggests that they have a reproductive
        biology that is the most similar to that of humans and represent the most approp-
        riate model with which to study [human] preterm birth;”[Behrman, 1 (p. 192)]




32. Brent Rooney (MSc) is author or co-author of the following articles & letters:




        a) Brent Rooney, Byron Calhoun, Lisa Roche. Does induced abortion account for racial
             disparity in preterm births and violate the Nuremberg Code? J American Physicians
             Surgeons 2008;13(4):102-104 [ http://www.jpands.org.vol13no4/rooney.pdf ]

        b) Byron Calhoun, Elizabeth Shadigian, Brent Rooney. Cost Consequences of
            of Induced Abortion as an Attributable Risk for Preterm Birth and Implications
            for Informed Consent. Journal Reproductive Medicine 2007;52:929-937
            [Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17977168?dopt=Abstract ]

        c) Brent Rooney, Byron Calhoun. Induced abortion and risk of later premature
             births. Journal American Physicians Surgeons 2003;8(2):46-49 [URL:
             http://www.jpands.org/vol8no2/rooney.pdf ]
        d) Brent Rooney. Is elective induced abortion healthy for women and their future P. 9 of 13
             newborn? Ars Medica [Spanish language] 2002;4(6):95-111
             [URL: http://escuela.med.puc.cl/publ/ArsMedica/ArsMedica6/Art09.html ]

        e) Brent Rooney. Elective Surgery boosts Cerebral Palsy risk. European Journal
             Obstetrics Gynecology Reproductive Biology 2001;96(2):239-240 [Letter; 1st ever English
             language medical journal item to credibly link an induced abortion of a previous pregnancy
             with higher risk of a newborn with Cerebral Palsy in a later pregnancy]

         f) Brent Rooney. Having an induced abortion increases risk in future pregnancies.
            British Medical Journal 2001;322:430 [Letter]

        g) Brent Rooney. Delayed birth equals more cancers and preterm births. Western
            Journal Medicine. 2001;174:385-386 [Letter]

        h) Brent Rooney. Is Cerebral Palsy Ever a 'Choice'? The Post-Abortion Review
            2000 (Oct.-Dec.);8(4):4-5
        i) Brent Rooney. Racism, Poverty, Abortion, and Other Reproductive Outcomes.
           Epidemiology 2000;11:740-741 [Letter]

        j) Brent Rooney. Low Birth Weight: Reducing the Risk. Birthing magazine Fall 1998

33. Of 4 very extensive 21st century APB reviews ['Thorp','Rooney/Calhoun', 'Swingle',
      'Oppenraaij' ] the 2009 'Oppenraaij' APB review is the most recent.[Oppenraaij, 18]
      Their conclusion about the APB risk is the following (p. 6, column 1, 3rd paragraph):

       “Despite these methodological drawbacks, it can be concluded that a history
       of TOP is associated with an increased risk of PPROM, PTD and VPTD.
       These risks depend on the number of TOP” [Oppenraaij, 18], where:

       TOP - Termination Of Pregnancy (ie. induced abortion)
       PPROM - Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
       PTD - Preterm Delivery (under 37.0 weeks' gestation)
       VPTD - Very Preterm Delivery (under 32.0 weeks' gestation)

      The phrase “These risks depend on the number of TOP” means that the more
      prior induced abortions a woman has, the higher her risk of a preterm delivery or
      a very preterm delivery. The medical terminology for this is “dose/response” (the
      higher the dose, the higher the risk). In this affidavit the term “preterm delivery”
      & “preterm birth” are used synonymously ( as is the case in peer-reviewed
      medical journals). The Oppenraaij quote above is in Attachment C.

      The corresponding author for the 7 March 2009 'Oppenraaij' review study is Dr.
      Niek Exalto ( email: exalto@gyn.nl )

34. Summary of the main points of this Brent Rooney April 2009 sworn affidavit:

      1. In violation of the 1947 Nuremberg Code the most common abortion pro- P. 10 of 13
          cedure in the U.S., Canada and Europe, vacuum aspiration (aka “suction”)
          abortion, has zero published animal studies to validate its safety.

      2. It is a principle of SCIENCE that the Burden of Proof rests upon those
          making a claim, not upon those disputing a claim.
 
      3. The claim that “suction” abortions do not elevate the risk of premature
           births in later pregnancies has not been strongly demonstrated in animal
           studies (zero such studies exist), in small human trials, or in general use
           in the United States, Canada or Europe. The Burden of Proof is especially
           heavy, since ALL four extensive APB review studies in the 21st century
           report that prior induced abortions significantly elevate a woman's risk of a
           future preterm delivery (aka preterm birth).

      4. The Institute of Medicine (part of the National Academy of Sciences) in a
          massive textbook (both the 2006 and 2007 editions) identified “Prior first
          trimester induced abortion” as one of fourteen (14) “Immutable Medical
          Risk Factors Associated with Preterm Birth”; URL:
          [ URL: http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11622&page=625 ]
          [Behrman, 1]
......................................................................................................................................

Appendix A: Eighteen Statistically Significant Studies of Abortion-Preterm Birth
or Abortion-Low-Birth-Weight Risk

A1 Reime B, Schuecking BA, Wenzlaff P. Reproductive Outcomes in Adolescents
      Who Had a Previous Birth or an Induced Abortion Compared to Adolescents' First
      Pregnancies. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008;8:4


A2+ Voigt M, Olbertz D, Fusch C, Krafczyk D. Briese V, Schneider KT. The influence
      of previous pregnancy terminations, miscarriages, and still-birth on the incidence of
      babies with low birth weight and premature births as well as somatic classification of
      newborns. Z Geburtshilfe Neonatol 2008;212:5-12

A3 Smith GCS, Shah I, White IR, Pell JP, Crossley JA, Dobbie R. Maternal and
      biochemical predictors of spontaneous preterm birth among nulliparous women: a
      systematic analysis in relation to degree of prematurity. International J Epidemiology
      2006;35(5):1169-1177

A4 Stang P, Hammond AO, Bauman P. Induced Abortion Increases the Risk of   
      Very Preterm Delivery; Results from a Large Perinatal Database. Fertility
       Sterility. Sept 2005;S159

A5+ Moreau C, Kaminski M, Ancel PY, Bouyer J, et al. Previous induced abortions and
      the risk of very preterm delivery: results of the EPIPAGE study. British J Obstetrics
      Gynaecology 2005;112(4):430-437
                                                                                                                                     P. 11 of 13
A6 Ancel PY, Lelong N, Papiernik E, Saurel-Cubizolles MJ, Kaminski M. History of
      induced abortion as a risk factor for preterm birth in European countries: results of
      EUROPOP survey. Human Reproduction 2004;19(3):734-740.

A7+* Ancel PY, Saurel-Cubizolles M-J, Renzo GCD, Papiernik E, Breart G. Very and
      moderate preterm births: are the risk factors different? British J Obstetrics Gynaecology
      1999;106:1162-1170.

A8+ Zhou W, Sorenson HT, Olsen J. Induced Abortion and Subsequent Pregnancy
      Duration. Obstetrics Gynecology 1999;94:948-953.

A9+ Martius JA, Steck T, Oehler MK, Wulf K-H. Risk factors associated with preterm
      (<37+0 weeks) and early preterm (<32+0 weeks): univariate and multi-variate
      analysis of 106 345 singleton births from 1994 statewide perinatal survey of Bavaria.
      European J Obstetrics Gynecology Reproductive Biology 1998;80:183-189.

A10+ Lumley J. The association between prior spontaneous abortion, prior induced 
      abortion and preterm birth in first singleton births. Prenatal Neonatal Medicine  1998:
      3:21-24
.
A11+ Lumley J. The epidemiology of preterm birth. Bailliere's Clinical Obstetrics  
      Gynecology  1993;7(3):477-498

A12+ Algert C, Roberts C, Adelson P, Frammer M. Low birth weight in New South Wales,
        1987: a Population-Based Study. Aust New Zealand J Obstet Gynaecol
        1993;33:243-248

A13+* Zhang J, Savitz DA. Preterm Birth Subtypes among Blacks and Whites.
         Epidemiology 1992;3:428-433.

A14+ Mueller-Heubach E, Guzick DS. Evaluation of risk scoring in a preterm birth
         prevention study of indigent patients. Amer J Obstetrics Gynecol 1989;160:829-837.

A15+ Lumley J. Very low birth-weight (less than 1500g) and previous induced abortion:
         Victoria 1982-1983. Australia New Zealand J Obstetrics Gynecology
        1986;26:268-272.

A16 Schuler D, Klinger A. Causes of low birth weight in Hungary. Acta Paediatrica
        Hungarica 1984;24:173-185


A17+ Levin A, Schoenbaum S, Monson R, Stubblefield P, Ryan K. Association of Abortion
        With Subsequent Pregnancy Loss. J American Medical Assoc
        1980;243(24):2495-2499

A18 Van Der Slikke JW, Treffers PE. Influence of induced abortion on gestational duration
         in subsequent pregnancies. British Medical Journal 1978;1:270-272
         [>95% confident of preterm risk for gestation less than 32.0 weeks].
 

* study combines spontaneous & induced abortions (ie. not treated separately) P. 12 of 13
+ studies that found dose/response (the more surgical abortions, the higher the risk)
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Date: 28 April 2008 at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

Signed by: [Signed by Brent Rooney] ( Brent Rooney (MSc) )

 

Witnessed by: [Witnessed by Filip de Sagher]

 

[ Mr. Filip de Sagher is a Notary Public, 2515 Alma Street, Vancouver BC V6R 3R8

Telephone: (604) 221-4343 Fax: (604) 221-4348 email: mailto:fdesafher@notaries.bc.ca

http://www.notarydeprex.com/ ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Attachments: A. Dr. Hanes Swingle's 2009 APB Meta-Analysis ABSTRACT

B. Institute of Medicine's list of 14 Preterm Birth Risk Factors

C. Dr. Oppenraaij's 2009 Conclusion about the Abortion-Preterm Risk

[End of 28 April 2009 affidavit; this electronic copy has the 'core' of the affidavit, but not the

three attachments. For a hard copy of the COMPLETE affidavit, send an email request to:

Brent Rooney <fullterm40@gmail.com> or stopcancer@yahoo.com or whatsup@vcn.bc.ca .]

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