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Volume 14
No. 2
April, 2020

Physicians Declare: Abortion is Not Essential Healthcare

Representatives of over 30,000 physicians decried the call to continue elective abortion during the COVID-19 crisis issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) which falsely characterizes elective abortion as essential healthcare.

The statement by representatives of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), the American College of Pediatricians, Christian Medical & Dental Associations, the Catholic Medical Association, and the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons calls out the abortion industry for continuing “with business as usual” despite the directive to cease all elective medical procedures to save limited healthcare equipment.

 The pro-life statement decries the statement by ACOG “with several other traditionally pro-abortion medical organizations” that “made the preposterous claim that ‘abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care’ for women, even though elective abortion treats no disease process.”

They point out that over 85% of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists do not perform elective abortions and state that if elective abortion was an “essential component” of women’s health care, “it would be a part of every obstetric and gynecologic practice”. During the current pandemic they explain that currently “services that do constitute essential health care for women, including routine Pap smears, mammograms, and pelvic exams, are being postponed in order to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure to COVID-19, and to conserve scarce medical resources.”

Concern is expressed that elective abortion, both surgical and drug induced, “generates more patients to be seen in already overburdened emergency rooms. Most abortion providers instruct women to go to an emergency room if they have any concerning symptoms after the abortion. Approximately 5% of women who undergo medication abortions will require evaluation in an emergency room, most commonly for hemorrhage. Surgical abortions can also result in hemorrhage. Emergency room personnel – who are already struggling to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic – will be further strained to provide care to these women.”

The organizations through their representatives “call for all elective abortions to be suspended in accordance with the current CDC recommendations pertaining to elective procedures and office visits.”


 
 
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In This Issue

 

Defending Life

Abortion Funding Kept Out of Coronavirus Aid Act

Pandemic Concerns Halts Some Abortions

Physicians Declare: Abortion is Not Essential Healthcare

Pro-Life Leaders Seek Abortion Clinic Compliance

Disability Community Must be Protected

International Pressure for Abortion

Pandemic Viewed by Pro-Abortionists as an Opportunity

Attorneys General Seek Mail Order Abortion Drugs

Northern Ireland: UK Enacts Abortion on Demand amid Pandemic

Northern Ireland: Struggle to Stop DIY Abortion

UK: DIY Abortions No Longer Banned

Telemedicine for Abortion

South Australia: Abortion Activists Seek Telemedicine Abortion

 

Focus on the United Nations

CSW Declaration Disappoints Pro-Abortion Activists

Legislative News

Democratic Pro-Life Leader Loses Primary

UK: New Report Reveals Unborn Babies Feel Pain Earlier

Canada: New Bill Would Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

India: Lower House Votes to Extend Abortion Limit to 24 Weeks

New Zealand: Parliament Votes to Legalize Abortion

 

Executive News

Argentina: Plans to Legalize Abortion on Hold Due to COVID-19

 

Judicial News

EU: Court of Human Rights Denies Conscience Rights

 


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