Stephanie Ho’s passionate desire to abort unborn babies is difficult to understand.
It makes sense that the young Arkansas abortionist wants to help women in need, but there are so many better ways to help women than to make a living off killing their unborn children.
Ho recently wrote a piece for the Washington Post about her work with Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America. In it, she complained about her medical school not teaching abortion, people not accepting her work, abortion regulations and more.
“Where I grew up, in the River Valley of western Arkansas, nobody said the word ‘abortion’ out loud,” she wrote.
Ho chose to attend medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, and then complained that the school did not teach them how to perform abortions.
“Over four years, the most exposure we got to the topic was a half-hour guest lecture,” she wrote.
That implicit disapproval carried over to my residency in family medicine, which I began in 2008 at UAMS West in Fort Smith. Second-year residents gave presentations on a topic of their choice — and mine, on abortion, was the most highly attended and contentious that year. A senior faculty member vocally disagreed with my description of abortion as a common medical service, interrupting every few sentences and quoting the Bible at me. Someone dubbed me the “abortion chick,” and the nickname stuck. Whenever a patient at the clinic wanted to learn more about terminating a pregnancy, the staff would call me in to talk her through her options, even when I wasn’t scheduled on a shift. My fellow physicians didn’t feel comfortable sharing information about abortions.
She claimed to have faced even more discrimination during her third-year elective rotation when she wanted to go out of state to learn how to do abortions.
“The residency director said it was not an appropriate elective for a family medicine resident, and that he would have to talk about it with the other faculty physicians at Fort Smith,” she remembered. “Then he said that the program didn’t permit residents to rotate out of state.”
After graduation, she said she could not find anyone willing to hire her in conservative Arkansas because of her insistence making abortion part of her practice. Ho opened her own practice, but it did not go well.
She “lived paycheck to paycheck,” and it eventually failed. That’s when she began working as an abortionist for Planned Parenthood in Arkansas.
“Today, I am one of four physicians regularly providing abortions in Arkansas, which is home to 1.5 million women. Who else is going to speak up for them?” she proudly stated.
But data suggests that Ho is not speaking for most Arkansas women. Polls indicate a strong majority of its residents think abortion kills an unborn child and should be illegal. Ho does not speak for females in the womb either. Unborn baby girls and boys have no voice, and Ho intentionally destroys their lives before they get a chance to speak.
The young abortionist’s opposition to state abortion regulations suggest she may not care as much for women as she claims, either.
“I’m legally required to hand out pamphlets filled with falsehoods about how the mifepristone pill, which ends a pregnancy, can be ‘reversed,’” she wrote, contradicting Ivy league medical professors and pro-abortion researchers who have admitted the abortion pill reversal procedure “makes biological sense.”
“My patients sit through 48-hour waiting periods and mandatory follow-up visits, which impose costs — gas money, time off from work, overnight stays, child care — that many can barely afford,” she continued.
Many of the laws she complained about, including informed consent requirements and mandatory follow-up visits, are in place to protect women from being lied to, manipulated or abandoned by money-making abortion facilities after having their unborn baby killed. Plus, pre- and post- visits are common medical practices for basically every medical procedure.
Women deserve to be told that they do not need to abort their own child to overcome their difficulties or achieve their goals. They deserve complete information and resources to help them and their child. And their babies deserve the chance to live. But that is not what Ho is giving them.