Indiana abortionist Katie McHugh plans to move to Illinois this fall so she can continue aborting unborn babies in elective, unnecessary abortions.
A new pro-life law in her home state is slated to go into effect in September, forcing McHugh and other abortionists to either stop doing abortions or move to states that still allow them, CBS News reports.
An OB-GYN as well as an abortionist, McHugh could expand her practice to provide more prenatal and post-natal care, cancer screenings, well-woman exams and other services in Indiana, a state where infant and maternal mortality rates are high. These are essential, life-saving medical services that help women and children thrive.
But instead, McHugh plans to move to Illinois and open a new abortion practice there, according to the report.
“We will do whatever it takes to be able to provide that care, and sometimes that means leaving our homes,” McHugh said of abortionists like herself.
The new Indiana law protects unborn babies by banning most abortions. It allows abortions in cases of rape, incest, risks to the mother’s life or fatal fetal anomalies. According to Indiana Right to Life, less than 5 percent of abortions fit into these exceptions. That means almost all of the 8,400-plus unborn babies who were aborted last year in Indiana were killed for elective reasons.
McHugh said she already applied for a medical license in Illinois, where abortion on demand is still legal, and abortion activists estimate as many as 30,000 women may travel there from neighboring states for abortions.
“This is probably the 10th night in a row I can’t sleep … I am up thinking about what to do,” she told CBS.
She said she is worried about having to compete with other abortionists who already are working in Illinois, but she feels she does not have a choice.
“Being forced to leave my home because of the work that I do is so heartbreaking,” McHugh said.
“Just because my state has taken the backwards decision that people should not be able to make those decision does not mean that my oath changes,” she added. “So I will take my oath to Illinois.”
But she has a choice to provide real, life-saving health care, instead of aborting unborn babies. And the Hippocratic Oath requires doctors to care for patients, not kill them. Tens of thousands of doctors across the United States confirm that abortions are not health care and unborn babies and mothers both are valuable patients.
The abortion issue and unborn babies’ right to life are back in the control of the states after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a historic ruling June 24.
In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Supreme Court justices said states may protect unborn babies from abortion again. Thirteen already have done so, although some have been blocked by court orders, and more state are expected to enact pro-life laws in the coming weeks.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates about 120,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of the pro-life laws currently in place.