Portraying killing as medical care, Texas abortionist Bhavik Kumar slammed his home state Monday for passing two important pro-life laws that are protecting mothers and unborn babies from abortion.
In a column at Salon, Kumar described the pro-life progress that Texas has made as the exact opposite, claiming its laws “attack” abortionists like himself who just want to “care” for women.
An employee of Planned Parenthood in Houston, he said abortionists like himself “maintain a deep dedication to our work” and will not stop fighting for abortions.
“Despite our expertise, compassion and commitment to the people we serve, we are constantly under attack. Our expertise is questioned by politicians with no medical training who continue to push forward legislation that is not rooted in science or medical evidence,” he wrote.
Kumar honed in on a new law banning mail-order abortion drugs that took effect Dec. 2. This law and another that prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable are saving thousands of unborn babies’ lives across Texas.
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To Kumar, mail-order, or telemedicine, abortions are “commonsense” because they make abortion drugs easily available to women in states where abortions are restricted or banned.
“With Texas essentially banning abortion and other states — such as Florida — rushing to do the same, we must expand options for abortion access in this country,” he wrote. “Because of its two-decade track record of safety and effectiveness, medication abortion care is a commonsense place to start.”
Earlier this year, citing the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail without the woman ever seeing a doctor in person. Now, it is considering doing away with the FDA safety requirement entirely – “and they absolutely should,” Kumar wrote.
The purpose of these drugs is to kill an unborn baby, and growing evidence indicates that they put mothers’ lives at risk, too.
Last year, England also began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail. Now government health data is showing a massive hospitalization rate due to abortion drugs. According to the data, more than 10,000 women who received the abortion drugs by mail needed hospital treatment in 2020, or about one in 17 women.
Other studies from the United States also indicate the abortion drugs are more dangerous to women than abortion activists claim. And the FDA has linked the abortion drugs to at least 24 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications.
Yet, Kumar portrayed himself as the persecuted hero, the expert with science on his side – though he did not cite any studies or refute the growing evidence of the dangers. He made generic claims about the Texas pro-life laws being “unscientific” and preventing him “from providing the best abortion care.”
“I care deeply about my patients having a safe and dignified health care experience …” he wrote at Salon.
One cannot help but wonder if there are any safety regulations for abortion that Kumar supports. For decades, the FDA and other government health experts have supported basic safety regulations for abortion drugs, such as ensuring a woman sees a doctor for a checkup first before she takes them.
But Kumar seemed to equate access with safety, as if to imply that the only thing necessary to keep women “safe” is having abortions readily and easily available to them.
“In short, barriers to abortion prevent me from providing the best care possible to my patients and prevent people from having equal access to safe abortion,” he wrote.
However, abortion is not the “best care.” It is not medical care at all, as more than 30,000 doctors and medical professionals told the U.S. Supreme Court in an amicus brief earlier this fall. A pregnancy involves two unique, valuable patients: the mother and her child, and an abortion destroys a child’s life and places the mother’s health at unnecessary risk.
Texas and many other states are taking action to protect mothers and unborn babies from abortion. Since 1973, about 63 million unborn babies and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of mothers have died in abortions in the U.S. Americans know that this is not medical care or compassion, and they are electing lawmakers to state legislatures all across the U.S. to enact laws that protect both mother and child.