The American Medical Association is advocating openly for the on-going destruction of human lives in abortions.
On Thursday, it joined Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and other pro-abortion groups in a petition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down President Donald Trump’s Protect Life rule, The Hill reports.
The Title X rule requires Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to completely separate their abortion businesses from their taxpayer-funded services. That mean housing their family planning services in separate buildings with separate staff from their abortion businesses and a denial of funds if they fail to do so. Planned Parenthood refused to comply and gave up about $60 million federal funding.
The billion-dollar abortion chain also is suing to overturn the rule, and federal courts have issued conflicting rulings on the matter. Now, Planned Parenthood is turning to the Supreme Court for an answer, and the largest doctors’ association in the U.S. is supporting it.
“As physicians and leaders in medicine, we are fighting against the government’s intrusion in the exam room while protecting open communication between patients and physicians, which is the foundation of high-quality medical care,” AMA president Susan R. Bailey said, according to The Hill.
She also slammed the rule as “government interference” into the doctor-patient relationship.
But as any doctor should know from basic biology, every pregnancy and abortion involve two patients’ lives, the mother and her unborn child. Biologically, a unique human life begins at the moment of conception. A recent survey of more than 5,000 biologists found that they overwhelmingly agree that life begins at conception.
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The American Medical Association has become increasingly political and pro-abortion in recent years. In 2019, it filed a lawsuit challenges two North Dakota laws involving informed consent for women seeking abortions. One law requires abortionists to tell women that an abortion destroys “the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being.” The other informs women of the abortion pill reversal procedure, which potentially can save their baby’s life.
Abortion is not health care. Its purpose is to kill an unborn child. And the Title X program does not recognize abortion as a health care service. The program provides family planning services to low-income individuals.
Trump’s Protect Life rule does not require doctors or nurses to withhold information. It merely prevents Planned Parenthood from promoting abortion using taxpayer funds.
The abortion chain sees about 1.5 million a year through Title X, and its services through the program, including cancer screenings, birth control, etc., have been dropping steadily for years, according to its own annual reports. Meanwhile, its abortion numbers have been growing – a clear indication of its true focus.
Planned Parenthood receives about $60 million a year through Title X. However, the first grant announcement under the new rule showed a $44 million cut to Planned Parenthood’s funding.
Planned Parenthood chose not to comply with the rule when it decided to prioritize abortions instead of real health care. The abortion chain could continue to receive Title X funds if it stops aborting unborn babies or if it completely separates its abortion business from the real health care services it provides. But Planned Parenthood made it clear that it will not.
Meanwhile, community health centers vastly outnumber Planned Parenthoods and provide far more comprehensive medical services to low-income and minority women across the country. They still have access to those funds, assuring that low-income individuals still will have options for their medical needs.
What success the lawsuits will have remains uncertain. In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a similar rule by President Ronald Reagan’s administration in Rust v. Sullivan. However, because of the lengthy legal challenge, the rule never went into effect; pro-abortion President Bill Clinton eliminated the rule when he took office soon after the Supreme Court decision.