A prominent group of OBGYNs is pushing for a new specialty certification that trains doctors to abort late-term unborn babies.
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently proposed the new “Complex Family Planning” sub-specialty certification to the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Dr. Donna J. Harrison, executive director of American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said the proposal is a “smokescreen” for late-term abortion training.
“… the application includes things which all obgyns are already trained in: contraception, miscarriage management, management of complicated pregnancies,” Harrison said. “This part of the application is a smokescreen.
“What is unique to this board certification, and is the focus of the fellowship is second and third trimester abortion training,” she continued.
The application for the training program states that “all forms of contraception and abortion” will be included.
At another point, the application specifically mentions the need to train doctors to abort unborn babies at “advanced gestations.”
“Although contraception and abortion services for healthy women may be safely provided by general OB GYN clinicians, subspecialists with special knowledge and skills are necessary for advanced gestations, complicated pregnancies and acute or chronically ill patients,” the application states.
Harrison urged medical professionals to contact the American Board of Medical Specialties with comments about the late-term abortion certification. Comments may be submitted here.
“The uniqueness of the proposed board certification is in training physicians to kill fetuses in utero,” Harrison said. “This practice should have no place in the field of medicine, much less have the imprimatur of the [American Board of Medical Specialties].”
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