Monday, June 1, 2015

New campaign educates public on abortion-premature birth link

We are incredibly pleased to announce our newest project, Prevent Preterm! 

Over 100 peer-reviewed studies have found that abortion is a risk factor for premature birth in subsequent pregnancies. But that research has largely been drowned out in the highly contentious public debate about abortion. 

It's time to change that.

Prevent Preterm educates the public on three known risk factors for premature birth: tobacco use, lack of prenatal care, and prior abortion. We sum up the medical literature on abortion and preterm birth in a layperson-friendly way, so that women are empowered to investigate the link for themselves. 

We also amplify the voices of families affected by premature birth, and provide important resources for quitting smoking and accessing affordable prenatal care. You can learn more by visiting and reading our press release.

There are two things you can do today to support the life-saving work of Prevent Preterm:

(1) Like the new Prevent Preterm facebook page. Every week we'll post new educational graphics (like the one above) that you can share with your friends.

(2) Donate. It's a simple equation: the more we spend, the more people we can reach with our social media ads. Your gift could mean the difference between life and death, or the difference between a healthy term birth and a premature birth. Whatever your means, every donation is greatly appreciated.

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