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Abortion legislation, maternal healthcare, fertility, female literacy, sanitation, violence against women and maternal deaths: a natural experiment in 32 Mexican states
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    Study still dead after resurrection attempt fails

    The August 11 response of Dr. Elard Koch and several co-authors fails to rectify the two major flaws in their study that I exposed in my April 9 rebuttal, and in fact, further confirms those flaws. Their very lengthy response also ignored many of my arguments and repeated many of their disputed points. This reply explains why those two major errors remain fatal to their study's conclusions. I then address the question of anti...

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    Methodologically sound, with perhaps an uncomfortable result: authors' reply
    • Elard Koch, Director of Research
    • Other Contributors:
      • Joseph Stanford, Monique Chireau, Sebastian Haddad, on behalf of the REAL Group

    Joyce Arthur, from the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, has claimed in a letter that our study, "Abortion legislation, maternal healthcare, fertility, female literacy, sanitation, violence against women, and maternal deaths: a natural experiment in 32 Mexican states," has "fatal flaws." We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the questions and critique raised in the letter and to clarify specific issues. After...

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    BMJ Open Study on Abortion Mortality in Mexico Is Deeply Flawed

    A recent study in the BMJ Open that looked at the effect of abortion laws on maternal mortality in Mexico is egregiously flawed and biased. It poses an unacceptable risk to public health because it could be used to advocate the criminalization of necessary healthcare for women. This letter exposes the study's biases and flaws in detail.

    The study purports to show that Mexican states with more restrictive abort...

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    'False Witnesses' Publish Deeply Flawed Study on Abortion Mortality in Mexico

    This study has been comprehensively refuted, with fatal errors found that invalidate the conclusion:

    http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/03/25/false-witnesses-publish-deeply-flawed-study-abortion-mortality-mexico/

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