When Roe was overturned last June, social media and other news sites were flooded with stories of women ostensibly in desperate, life-threatening situations because they could no longer access abortion.
People Magazine recently reported that a woman in Texas nearly died because state law didn’t allow her to have an abortion when she was diagnosed with an incompetent cervix. Pro-abortion advocates have used this story, claiming that anti-abortion laws limit women’s healthcare.
On the face of it, this seems plausible. We all know that pregnancy often comes with many complications, and sometimes those complications can be life-threatening.
However, this story is deeply deceptive.
To start, induced abortion is NOT the treatment for an incompetent cervix, and it has never been. The standard treatment for this condition is a cervical cerclage, a surgical procedure in which the cervix is sewn closed until the baby is ready to be born. This procedure has been used successfully for decades to prevent premature birth and to save the lives of both mothers and babies. It is a safe and effective medical treatment that has nothing to do with abortion.
This raises the question: if so many women really are facing dangerous health concerns due to anti-abortion laws, wouldn’t abortionists use a more convincing story to support their case?
Why are they forced to use a story that is so easily debunked?
Pro-abortionists are grasping at straws. A recent New York Times article states: pregnancy kills, abortion saves lives. It portrays pregnancy as a dangerous, life-threatening condition. Without access to abortion, women will suffer and even die… or so they say.
But this is far from the truth.
It is, in fact, a direct contradiction. Abortion is not healthcare because it is the intentional ending of a life.
Think of it this way…
A mother would not choose to have her six-month-old child killed if, for some reason, its life slightly threatened her own life. Why, then, only a few months previously, is it alright to kill her preborn baby? And her preborn baby is alive; is a human being – that fact is no longer under dispute.
In fact, medical procedures are often performed on babies while they are still in the womb. This is *real* healthCARE, and it supports the life and health of both mother and child.
Abortion Can Never be Considered Healthcare:
- Healthcare is meant to heal and save lives, while abortion stops a beating heart. Abortion is not a cure for any disease or condition. Abortion is an elective procedure that takes the life of an innocent human being, and it has devastating physical and emotional consequences for the mother.
- Very few women die from pregnancy, childbirth, or related complications. In the United States, 17.4 per 100,000 live births end in the mother’s death. It is always devastating when a mother dies. But a preborn baby dies 100 percent of the time during an abortion procedure.
- Pro-abortion advocates claim to care about women’s health, yet they push for the dangerous abortion pill. The abortion pill has been associated with severe and potentially life-threatening complications such as hemorrhage and infection. They also turn a blind eye to the psychological trauma many women experience after an abortion.
“9 out of 10 OB-GYNs will not perform an abortion when requested by their patients. That statistic alone should dispel the false assertion that abortion is a necessary part of women’s health care.”
–DR. INGRID SKOP, OB-GYN
Actual healthcare providers and doctors pledge to do no harm to anyone. Their purpose is to bring healing, not deal out death.
Pro-abortion advocates often ignore the fact that pro-life laws are in place to protect the lives of both mothers and babies. In fact, the abortion industry has a long history of putting profit over safety, and many abortion clinics have been found to violate basic health and safety standards.
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