Most abortions in the U.S. occur in abortion facilities like Planned Parenthood where the life-destroying practice is a main focus.
But some hospitals and health systems abort unborn babies in elective abortions, too. And University of North Carolina Health is one of them.
According to a public records request from The College Fix, UNC Health did 533 abortions in the past three years, or about 16 per month. These included abortions in cases where the unborn babies were conceived in rape or had disabilities.
UNC Health aborted unborn babies in “cases where the life of the mother was endangered if the unborn child were carried to term; the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest [and] issues concerning maternal and fetal health,” as well as “fetal anomalies; emergency procedures due to hemorrhage or infection; and elective procedures, as well as procedures for pregnancies that resulted in miscarriage and fetal demise,” according to the report.
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When asked how late into pregnancy UNC Health does abortions, spokesman Mark Derewicz told The Fix, “UNC Medical Center follows applicable state and federal laws.”
On its website, the UNC School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology says it provides surgical abortions in the first and second trimester as well as abortions “for women with pregnancies complicated by medical conditions and fetal abnormalities.”
The health system also boasts about having “reproductive specialists,” or abortionists, according to the report.
UNC Health is closely affiliated with the University of North Carolina, which is taxpayer-funded, and its medical school.
Noting this affiliation, The Fix raised questions about whether abortions are directly or indirectly being funded by tax dollars, but Derewicz said abortions are not subsidized by tax dollars or student fees at the university.
“No Student Fees [n]o State Taxpayer dollars (UNC Health does not receive State appropriations) [n]o Federal Taxpayer dollars,” he responded.
Abortions are not health care. Medical groups representing tens of thousands of doctors confirm this: “Abortion treats no disease. Pregnancy is not a disease, and deliberately killing the unborn child by abortion is not healthcare.”
Yet, every year, nearly 1 million unborn babies are killed in abortions across the United States.