Doctor Says There’s No Scenario Where Killing Baby in Late-Term Abortion Protects Women’s Health

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 22, 2020   |   5:20PM   |   Washington, DC

A prominent doctor who is also a member of Congress indicates there’s not any scenario where killing a baby in an abortion protects women’s health. Here’s more:

Doctor and Kansas Rep. Roger W. Marshall wrote an op-ed saying there aren’t any reasons why a late-term abortion is necessary to protect a woman’s health.

“To this day, I can’t think of a single scenario where I thought a late-term abortion would help to improve a woman’s mental health,” Marshall wrote in a Monday op-ed published by Fox News. “Contrary to the pro-abortion movement, regardless of the mother’s underlying medical health, I never saw the scenario where we had to choose between a mom’s life and a baby,” Marshall wrote.

Marshall is an obstetrician who has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Western Kansas over 25 years. He also served as an OB-GYN at a state mental health hospital and prison.

Pregnant women face much higher risks for uterine perforation and life-threatening hemorrhaging during late-term abortions, according to Marshall. The procedures also pose a high risk of infection, permanent scarring and infertility, according to the doctor.

“Point blank, late-term abortions are unsafe and are more dangerous than naturally occurring childbirth in almost any situation,” Marshall wrote.

Doctor Marshall’s column is supported by physicians from around the world, who join him in the assessment that abortions are not medically necessary.

Earlier this year, a leading OB-GYN dispelled myths about abortions being “essential” health care this week as the abortion industry battles in court to continue elective abortions during a global pandemic.

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Dr. Christina Francis, who practices in Indiana and chairs the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, said doctors all across the country are postponing medical procedures to conserve resources and protect patients from the coronavirus.

“Abortion is not essential healthcare; it doesn’t treat a disease process,” she said. “There are other solutions that we can provide to women who find themselves in very scary and uncertain circumstances right now.”

Abortions kill unborn babies and often harm mothers. 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.

The pro-life medical organizations noted that, by continuing elective abortions, the abortion industry also is generating more patients for already overburdened emergency rooms across the country.

According to the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, most abortion facilities tell women to go to the emergency room if they experience complications, and approximately 5% of women who have drug-induced abortions will need to be seen in the emergency room, usually due to hemorrhage.

Abortion facilities are using scarce medical supplies to abort unborn babies in elective abortions, too. Some Planned Parenthoods even are asking people to donate personal protective equipment and other medical supplies – supplies that hospitals critically need for coronavirus patients.

The pro-life medical groups pointed to the Hippocratic Oath, which doctors swear to uphold. It says that doctors will do no harm to patients. But abortions are the exact antithesis of the oath. Their very purpose is to kill an unborn baby.

Further, if abortion were essential health care, one would assume that most OB-GYNs would provide them, but most do not. The medical groups pointed to statistics indicating that approximately 85% of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists do not do elective abortions.