Abortions kill unborn babies and do not benefit mothers, a leading Texas OB-GYN told Breitbart this week.
Dr. Ingrid Skop, a researcher with the Charlotte Lozier Institute and board member of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, refuted claims that abortions are “essential health care” during the coronavirus crisis — or really at any time.
Doctors all across the country are postponing medical procedures to conserve resources and protect patients from the coronavirus. But abortion facilities, which primarily do elective abortions, are continuing their life-destroying business as usual. Some even are suing states for including elective abortions in their restrictions on non-essential healthcare during the health crisis.
Skop told Breitbart News that abortions are not health care, and they do not help women.
“Elective abortion is a procedure that ends the life of a healthy, living human being in utero,” she said. “It has never been proven to benefit a woman’s health in any way, which is the goal of health care.”
Abortion activists and mainstream news outlets have been pointing to a statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to support the claim that abortions are “essential,” but Skop said the organization leaders do not represent the views of most OB-GYNs.
“They have never polled their membership on their views on abortion advocacy, and only 7 to 14 percent of OB-GYNs say they would perform an abortion when requested by their patient,” she said.
Approximately 85% of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists do not do elective abortions, according to the organization.
Dr. Christina Francis, who chairs the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, also criticized the abortion giant Planned Parenthood for trying to claim abortions are more important than essential health care like cancer treatments.
“Elective surgeries and procedures across the country are being postponed indefinitely – and this even includes some surgeries for cancer, joint replacements in people living with debilitating pain, life transforming reconstructive surgeries, and the list goes on and on,” Francis told Breitbart. “Yet [Planned Parenthood] dares to assert that an elective procedure that ends the life of one human being and harms the other is more essential than these …”
She said the abortion chain’s true priority is not women but its own financial health.
Recently, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors in America, including Francis’s organization, emphasized that abortions are not “essential” or “urgent,” and abortion facilities that continue to operate during the pandemic are being “medically irresponsible.”
Common abortion complications include infections, blood clots, hemorrhaging and an incomplete abortion. Abortion risks include future preterm births, breast cancer, suicide, anxiety/depression, and death. And it is not true that abortions are safer than childbirth.
Doctors across the world confirm this with scientific facts and data. It is only the billion-dollar abortion industry that continues to insist the killing of unborn babies is something necessary and good.