By Miriam Raftery
August 26, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – How common are life-threatening pregnancy conditions? The question is timely given the Republican Party’s platform calling for a ban on abortions, even when a mother’s life is at risk. Some who advocate outlawing all abortions have sought to justify the position by arguing that life-threatening conditions are rare.
But in fact, the most common cause of death in early pregnancy has increased dramatically.