The Pro-Abortion Movement’s Deadly Pseudo-Science Puts Women’s Lives at Risk

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 16, 2022   |   1:14PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-abortion activists have blinded themselves to reality in their quest to normalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

They muddy facts and scientific evidence, malign and misinterpret pro-life advocates’ motives and mislead the public by repeating the same lies over and over again, hoping people will believe them. All for the goal of abortion on demand.

All this could be seen in a series of illegitimate attacks this month on a Missouri bill to stop the trafficking of dangerous abortion drugs and devices in the state. Abortion activists quickly misinterpreted the bill, claiming it would prevent women from receiving treatment for life-threatening ectopic pregnancies.

The bill does nothing of the sort – and pro-life advocates never would have supported it if it did jeopardized women’s lives – but that did not stop the misinformation from spreading.

In a piece at New York Magazine this week, writer Sarah Jones bashed the bill as “pseudoscience that could kill women”:

Here is a scientific fact: Ectopic pregnancies are not viable. They occur when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, which dooms the pregnancy and, without treatment, can doom a woman, too. Ectopic pregnancies can lead to hemorrhage and are the leading cause of death for women in the first trimester of pregnancy. Here’s another fact: There is one way to save a woman from an ectopic pregnancy, and that is through termination — an abortion.

A proposed Missouri bill ignores these facts outright.

Except it doesn’t.

Quite the opposite, state Rep. Brian Seitz, R-Taney County, told Newsweek he introduced the legislation with the goal of protecting mothers and babies after the Biden administration began allowing abortion drugs to be sold through the mail without a doctor’s visit.

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Abortion drugs especially can be deadly to mothers with undetected ectopic pregnancies. His bill would help ensure that women have a check-up and ultrasound to detect an ectopic pregnancy and other potential complications before they take abortion drugs.

Seitz told Bloomberg News that abortion activists misinterpreted his bill, and it will not do anything to stop life-saving treatment for a pregnant mother.

But Jones dismissed the pro-life lawmaker’s comments in a nonsensical claim, writing, “Seitz, meanwhile, said he intends to introduce a clarifying amendment to the bill, though it’s hard to imagine exactly how this would work.”

Actually, it’s pretty simple. It would work by making it clear that doctors can protect women’s lives when they are suffering an ectopic pregnancy.

Jones went on to attack other pro-life legislative and educational efforts, including bills to inform women about the life-saving abortion pill reversal and abortion risks – labeling it “pseudoscience to conceal” pro-lifers’ “hostility” toward women.

“They have insisted that abortion leads to cancer, infertility, and psychological disorders,” she continued.

But these are real risks of abortion, and there are numerous studies – even evidence on the nation’s largest abortion provider’s website – that confirm these risks. Abortion activists, it appears, would have women believe abortions are basically risk-free, an absurd claim even if one ignores the unborn baby and believes abortion is just another medical procedure.

Later, Jones attacked bills in Ohio and South Carolina that would require abortion facilities to tell women about the life-saving abortion pill reversal treatment.

“A dozen other states have already passed similar laws, even though the claim they advance is based on an unproven, potentially dangerous treatment that isn’t endorsed by the medical community,” she wrote.

This also is false. Medical groups have endorsed the treatment, and studies show it is safe and effective for the mother and her baby. Even a prominent Yale Medical School doctor told the New York Times that the treatment “makes biological sense” and he would recommend it to his own daughter.

Abortion activists have deluded themselves into believing that pro-lifers are just out to get women, that the movement does not really care about unborn babies or women or anything other than power, perhaps because they themselves are so focused on gaining the power to destroy unborn babies’ lives for any reason up to birth. It’s a conspiracy theory, and it does not take much research or thought to recognize it for the lie that it is.

At the heart of the pro-life movement is respect and value for every human life, and that includes the mother’s life as well as her unborn child’s.